Vision and Mission

THE VISION OF ISMed: "for a Mediterranean of peace and prosperity".

The ISMed is inspired by a vision of a Mediterranean of peace and prosperity, based on the values that unite the countries in the area.
It comes from the idea that the Mediterranean can be an opportunity for growth and development for both the richer countries of the northern and southern shores and from the awareness that scientific research is the tool to realize these opportunities.


The mission of the Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean (ISMed) is to identify and analyze the dynamics of the processes of growth and socio-economic development of the countries of the Mediterranean area. Through a strongly interdisciplinary and long-term approach, ISMed's research focuses on specific themes such as the study of migration, energy and the environment, the nature of economic and social development processes, logistics and transport, urban development, the development of network infrastructures and the dissemination of technologies in socio-economic and cultural fields, artistic and cultural heritage.
The research activity has not only scientific and academic purposes but also informative and popular purposes.
The ultimate aim of ISMed is to provide interpretative theories of phenomena, projections on possible future scenarios and policy guidelines that can support targeted interventions to reduce imbalances and stimulate growth in the area.


Mediterranean Migration and the Labour Markets: Policies for Growth and Social Development in the Mediterranean Area
edited by Salvatore Capasso e Eugenia Ferragina

Announcement of Competition

6th Seminar of Doctoral Studies

History and Economy in the Mediterranean Countries


(14th - 19th century)

Naples, IsMed-Cnr September 30 - October 4, 2019

The volume is now published:

At the origins of assistance in southern Italy. Institutions, archives and sources (13th-17th centuries).
Edited by Paola Avallone, Gemma T. Colesanti and Salvatore Marino.

The new issue of TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment: The Times They Are a-Changin' is now published.

The journal is also available on the page:

Report on the Mediterranean economies. Edition 2018
edited by Eugenia Ferragina.

The 2018 edition of the Report published by Il Mulino has been published.

No. 92 of Meridiana journal. Review of history and social sciencess, is now available.

The latest issue of the magazine edited by Gabriella Corona and Rocco Sciarrone, is dedicated to the theme "Migrations and fascism" and hosts an essay by Stefano Gallo entitled "Internal migration in the South and policies of mobility between the two wars".



The ISMed carries out, promotes and coordinates research activities with objectives of excellence at national and international level, aimed at expanding knowledge in the field of human sciences, identified in the framework of European cooperation and integration and collaboration with universities and other entities, both public and private. It carries out activities of communication and promotion of research, taking care of the dissemination of the related economic and social results within the country. It collaborates with the region and the local administrations, in order to promote, through joint research initiatives, the development of the specific productive realities of the territory. Translated with



This section highlights the scientific contribution of the various research groups of the Institute through the development of projects and sub-projects, carried out with internal funds or external funding.



In order to facilitate the exchange of information and the transfer of research results, the ISMed periodically organises conferences and study days. An archive with the main reports in slides or videos is available on the pages of the events.



The ISMed periodically organizes specialized seminars that, focusing on a single topic, promote the enhancement of the professionalism of participants with the transfer of scientific knowledge related to ongoing research.



The scientific production of the institute's staff is classified according to the types established in the CNR's People IT system.

Third mission

Third mission

The Institute plays an important role in many third mission activities, such as the dissemination of the results of scientific research to the general public, participation in committees and councils, training activities also in school-work alternation and support activities for companies.



The book collection of the Institute for studies on the Mediterranean is made of about twelve thousand books that make up a specialized collection of a socio-economic kind.

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