Peripli is a non-profit cultural association. It is endowed with a President, a Board of Directors of 5 members, a Scientific Council and various partners. It has no employees. Its annual budgeting resources amount to around € 1,000 for current expenses. Members self-finance. Among its many modes of action: training courses in high schools, Café Philo, organization of events, conferences, round tables, international meetings, publications, etc. The main partners of Peripli in its actions are: Mediterranean Citizens' Assembly Foundation (FACM) - Valencia (Espagne), CNR, Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies - Naples, Italian Institute of Historical Studes - Naples, COPEAM / RAI / Rome, ARAPRESS / Rome, Turin University, LUISS University - Rome, Movimento Europeo - Italy, IRCM - Tunis, Ecole Normale Supérieure - Rabat, AGM - Rome, SESAMO - Italy, Fondazione Orestiadi of Gibellina and Dar Bash Hamba of Tunis, etc.
PERIPLI (www.peripli.org) is a no-profit organization promoting the dialogue among Euro-Mediterranean cultures and societies through the creation of a permanent discussion board on social and cultural subjects. More specifically, PERIPLI operates in the field of training, education and scientific research by creating partnership with other institutions such as public and private institutions and associations at national and international level mainly in the following areas: cultural heritage and culture and citizenship. PERIPLI develops a dialogue among societies and cultures as a mean to assert fundamental rights (civic, political, economical, social and cultural rights; gender equality), democracy and justice by pursuing values based on mutual respect. PERIPLI operates also through a dynamic and flexible organizational model by establishing collaboration and high-level partnerships to prepare and implement programs and technical multidisciplinary teams to support: publishing and audio-visual products, events, meetings and workshops’ organization; communication activities.
Among his many activities (see www.peripli.org), in 2010, PERIPLI organized an international conference in Rome on "The Arab world and Europe between conflicts and peace". The Proceedings of the conference were published in 2014 for Ed. L’Harmattan, Paris; in 2013, in collaboration with the Advisory Council of the ACM and the Moroccan Embassy in Italy, PERIPLI organized an international conference on "Europe and the Arab World in the times of transition: what reforms?", whose Proceedings are in preparation. In January 2014 PERIPLI led a conference called “Training and work: a challenge for the Mediterranean area”, during which PERIPLI analysed the crisis of work civilization and consequent challenges of rethinking a “Mediterranean project”. In June 2015 (Naples) "Cultural diversity and citizenship" in collaboration with CNR, "Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Migrants Rights in the Mediterranean, University "l'Orientale" Naples, FACM. Peripli organizes training courses at the Licei G. da Procida of Salerno, Liceo di Pagani, Liceo Casimiri of Gualdo Tadino on issues related to the cultural, social and political problems of the Mediterranean area and its relations with Europe in order to developing the awareness of a Euro-Mediterranean citizenship among the younger generations. The courses are organized in partnership with some national and international institutions and have an annual duration. Moreover Peripli promotes and organizes a Café Philo on current issues such as eg. that of migrations, its causes and its effects in the Mediterranean area. It have an annual duration. In the current year Peripli organizes in May a debate meeting on the topic citizens of the Web / the Web of citizens, in June an event on Islamic cultures, in October an international conference on the theme of tangible and intangible heritages of the Mediterranean.
The activities and objectives of Peripli are in harmony with those of the ALF and its network. They involve various institutional partners both of Italian civil society and of the Mediterranean area. Peripli is open to the collaboration of public and private organizations that share its objectives and values for the construction of joint projects in order to make the dialogue between representatives of various Mediterranean cultures more and more profitable. This dialogue seems to be increasingly urgent in an area where conflicts seem to prevail today. But this sensitization towards the construction of a Mediterranean area of peace requires ever more extensive synergies and increasingly effective partnerships. Peripli provides its experience and expertise to the its country's network, offering itself as a bridge between its partners.
The presence of Peripli in the ALF Network can help to expand its partnership. Peripli aims to collaborate with institutions from other Mediterranean countries to carry out joint projects at national and international level with an interdisciplinary and intercultural methodology. On the other hand, Peripli intends to make its own contribution to the contents and to the common activities by making available the already consolidated patrimony of partnership, in a perspective of inclusion and cultural growth.