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ReIReS - Research Infrastructure on Religious Studies

In the vision of the 12 institutions, religion plays a key role in nowadays European society. Shared knowledge and academic reflection can stimulate a peaceful coexistence and avoid religious illiteracy. Therefore, proper research instruments are of high importance. ReIReS will offer transnational and virtual access to the most significant tools and sources in the field of religious studies. This offer is unique, because it combines data of major European research institutions, thus offering knowledge that is of high importance not only for scholars, but also for decisionmakers. Young scholars will be trained in how to use these tools for their research. Besides, the project will work on impact on the European society as a whole, because it also aims at advancing knowledge and innovation in the understanding of inter-religious society.
 
The consortium consists of the following institutions:
1. Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII, Italy.
2. Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria.
3. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
4. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy.
5. Universität Hamburg, Germany.
6. Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland.
7. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany.
8. École Pratique des Hautes Études, France.
9. Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Germany
10. Brepols Publishers NV, Belgium.
11. Stichting Refo500, Netherlands.
12. Theological University of Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
 
ReIReS started in February 2018 and will continue three years. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement No 730895. Horizon 2020 is the European funding programme for research and innovation in Europe.