The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Founder’s message

     The idea of creating an international association bringing together researchers, academics and practitioners working in the field of resilience developed gradually as part of the reflection undertaken during the meetings and work of the group that collaborated within the framework of the Center “Trauma, resilience, psychotherapies”, which operated at the University Paris 8 Saint-Denis from 2005 to 2009. The members of the Centre have organized, with partners from abroad, five International Forums: in Saint Petersburg (2006), Chelyabinsk (2007), Timişoara (2007), Blagoevgrad (2008) and Leuven (2009). Following the research carried out, in 2011, the Assisted Resilience Treaty was published by the Presses Universitaires de France, under my direction and with the collaboration of 23 specialists from Belgium, Canada, France, Romania and Rwanda. At the same time, doctoral research work developed, concretized in 17 theses defended at the Paris 8 University.

     During the work of the First World Congress on Resilience, held in Paris in June 2012, with the theme “From Research to Practice”, the need to broaden contacts between researchers and practitioners was strongly emphasized. It was in Timişoara, during the 2nd World Congress (May 2014), that a group of participants decided that all the conditions were met for an international association to be founded. Thus, on the 29th of November 2014, the Resilio Association was born, following the publication of the declaration of its creation in the Official Journal of the French Republic. Its name was chosen because of the Latin roots of the word resilience.

     In accordance with Article 2 of the Statute, Resilio, the International Association for the Promotion and Dissemination of Resilience Research, has the following objectives:

  • promote, carry out and disseminate theoretical and applied research on resilience;
  • contribute to university and postgraduate training in this field, and
  • encourage collaboration between academics, researchers and practitioners from different countries involved in the field of resilience.

     As founding president of Resilio, I invite you to join our association and support its activities, through active participation in the scientific events we organize, by initiating international research projects involving Resilio members, by disseminating information obtained from the research work.

     Serban Ionescu


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At the Third World Congress on resilience “RESILIENCE AND CULTURE – Culture resilience” which was held from August 22 to 24, 2016 in Trois-Rivières (Québec – Canada), Professor Michael Ungar (Dalhousie University – Halifax – Canada) and the neuropsychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik, academic director (University of Toulon – France), were awarded the title of honorary member of the association “Resilio”.



We promote, achieve and disseminate theoretical and applied research on resilience.


We encourage collaboration between academics, researchers and practitioners from different countries involved in the field of resilience.


We  contribute to university and post-university training in resilience