EARS increases their reach and grows internationally with the strategic, technical, and management support provided by ftrprf.
The European Academy on Religion and Society (EARS) is a collaboration of faculties and departments of Theology and Religious Studies from across Europe. The non-profit organization aims to make academic knowledge visible to society at large. This is done with an international team of analysts, who update the EARS dashboard, write articles for the website, provide input to events, and build the network.
How can we bridge the gap between academia and society? How can we increase our network and influence? How can we define work processes and a project management structure that will increase EARS’ impact in the long term?
We continuously gather knowledge in a database, analyze these insights and convey them publicly via a custom-built interactive dashboard and via insightful articles; organize successful events; and coordinate and design follow-up publications.
As a result, we streamlined EARS’ work processes and launched the EARS dashboard and a new website. In addition, we support EARS in producing consistent outputs and publications on the dashboard, website and social media; raising greater international awareness of EARS; and developing a network of hundreds of scholars, journalists, politicians, and others.
The website publishes 3 to 5 new articles a week to share insights on the role of religion in society in a way that is accessible to a wide audience.
The dashboard is a digital tool that offers data visualization features and insights into the role of religion in news across Europe. The tool uses the summaries produced by analysts to categorize and analyze the input, producing graphs, maps, and other insights on the topic.
we manage EARS’ analyst team, meaning that work processes, inputs and outputs are all streamlined.
together with EARS, we support in shaping the direction and future of the organization by setting goals, identifying how these can be achieved, and how success can be measured.
all technological endeavors including the development of the dashboard and the maintenance of the dashboard and the website are developed and operated by us.