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.


150 years of immigrations in Rome's Capital City
San Giovanni and its surroundings

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:00 p.m.

Nelson Mandela Library
Via La Spezia 21 Rome

In the library and streaming on the Roma Multietnica Facebook page

Geopolitics Meetings

Presentation of the new issue of Limes
The Italian sea and the war

Monday, September 26, 2022 7:00 pm

Officers' Club of the Navy
Naples, via Cesario Console 3/bis

Naples Shipping Week 2022

Maritime History Meetings
11th edition

Entrepreneurial dynasties of the sea
From sailing to oil to green fuel

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Procida orizzonte mare. Storia marinara di un'isola

edited by Raffaella Salvemini and Claudio Fogu

is now available

1st conference of the Italian Society of Environmental History (SISAm)

Environmental history in Italy:
methods and research paths

September 22-24, 2022

Department of Humanities, University of Catania
Monastery of San Nicola d'Arena
Piazza Dante, 32 Catania

La natura del duce

Marco Armiero, Roberta Biasillo, Wilko Graf von Hardenberg

2022 Einaudi Storia

is now available

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



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.