The REligious Studies Infrastructure: tooLs, Innovation, Experts, conNections and Centres in Europe (RESILIENCE) is a interdisciplinary Research Infrastructure for all Religious Studies, building a high-performance platform, supplying tools and services for scholars studying religions in their different forms and in their diachronic and synchronic variety. It responds to the need for the broader and more structured involvement of excellent researchers, producing productive skills, new knowledge, a new approach and a visible impact in terms of innovation in Religious Studies. RESILIENCE supplies easy access to digital and physical data on religion and to advanced tools in knowing and understanding these data, and thus facilitates high-quality research concerning religion all over Europe and beyond.
The Concept and Design of RESILIENCE have built on several steps, both at national and European level, being RESILIENCE based on the excellency of thirteen partners who have proven to be able to collaborate in a collegial and efficient way. Many of the partners share more than a decade of fruitful collaborative relationships, which proves the capacity to achieve an implementation which is feasible and stable. Recognised as a project addressing High strategic potential area for research in SCI in 2018, RESILIENCE entered the ESFRI Roadmap in 2021. The RI is currently in the Preparation Phase working hard to get a clear picture of the future infrastructure: what it will look like, what services it will provide and what does that means for users. Operations are expected to start in 2034.