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.


The ROMs: a history

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Enzo Tortora Library
Via Nicola Zabaglia, 27/B Rome

Soccer and neoliberalism
markets, rules, powers

Friday, May 27, 2022 9.30 am

MANN - National Archaeological Museum of Naples

Mediterranean Economies 2021-2022

edited by Salvatore Capasso e Giovanni Canitano

the new edition of Mediterranean Economies is now available.

The book:

Post Covid-19 tourism: a pathway towards sustainable development in the Mediterranean region

Edited by Piera Buonincontri, Luisa Errichiello, Roberto Micera

is now available

TeMA. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment dal titolo: The city challenges and external agents. Methods, tools and best practices, is now available.

The journal is available at:

Il ‘Cabreo del Combento de Serramana’
Una fonte per lo studio dei domenicani in Sardegna

by Andrea Pergola

Edizioni CNR ISMed

the book is now available

Acer Ferrara 100. Per una storia della casa pubblica a Ferrara e provincia.
Studi e documenti IACP 1920 / ACER 2020.

Altralinea edizioni, 2021

Edited by Elena Dorato, Romeo Farinella, Michele Nani

is now available

L’era degli scarti.
Cronache dal Wasteocene, la discarica globale
Giulio Einaudi editore, 2021

by Marco Armiero

is now available



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.



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.