FRH Inform

FRH Inform

Mapping of the religious edifices in Europe

FRH Inform is a project researching the state of religious heritage on a Europe-wide scale. Our aim is to find concrete data for each European country throughout the three following areas of research: the number and type of religious buildings, their finance, and ownership. This research will also identify examples of successful innovation in the sector.


Research is being carried out through literature, national reports and data gathered by NGO’s with particular attention to harnessing the knowledge of FRH members.

A key focus is to obtain both qualitative data and quantitative data. Setting a methodology and populating this with an initial small set of data will lead to the research being replicated by other stakeholders.


Basic data for most Western European countries is already available. Results for the larger part of Eastern Europe are still being researched. So far, we have collected data for roughly 14 countries. The results will soon be available in the Members Area of the FRH website.


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