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Rete Italiana per il Dialogo Euromediterraneo (R.I.D.E – A.P.S.)

National Network: 
Italy
Address: 
24, Tamassia
00167 Rome RM
Italy
Telephone: 
+39
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2017
General Information: 

Established in Rome in June 2017, and registered at the National Revenue Agency in August 2017, the Italian Network for the Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue (RIDE-APS), promotes dialogue among Euro-Mediterranean collective identities, enhancing their direct communication, deep understanding, and mutual respect.

Mission and Objectives: 

Since its appointment by the Italian Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with the Municipality of Bologna, as the Head of the Anna Lindh Network, the RIDE-APS has been working to foster the value of the Euro-Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern national, religious, cultural and social collective identities, encouraging closer interaction and respect for fundamental human rights and equality between genders, while highlighting shared interests.

Main Projects / Activities: 

In particular, the RIDE-APS encourages multidisciplinary research ("Think Tank of the think tanks") and operative cooperation in three main fields: 1. Religious identities, especially the inclusion of immigrant diasporas; 2. Relationship between identity and environment in the Mediterranean area, including renewable energy and water; 3. Identitary cuisine and food security, with special attention to the relationship between nutrition and wellness, and organic agriculture.