FIERI (Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’Immigrazione, www.fieri.it) is an independent, no-profit institute. It is one the leading Italian research institutes on migration, mobility, and integration. Since its foundation in 2001, it is strongly committed to a comparative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the social and political transformations associated with growing population mobility and cultural diversity.
Although actively engaged in European and international networks (primarily as a founding member of the IMISCOE Research Network on “International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe”), FIERI is also deeply rooted in the Italian context, with a constant empirical focus on national and local developments and through proactive interaction with policy, media, and civil society.
The study of migration trends and migration policies in the Mediterranean context has been one of the core missions of FIERI since the beginning of its activity.