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Profile of registrant

Paralleli - Istituto Euromediterraneo del Nord Ovest

Identification number in the register: 00455884363-84
Registration date: 18/10/10 16:57:17

The information on this organisation was last modified on 24/09/13 13:51:42
The date of the last annual update was 24/09/13 13:51:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Paralleli - Istituto Euromediterraneo del Nord Ovest
Acronym: Paralleli
Legal status: No profit cultural association
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Giancarlo Chevallard
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Marco Alfieri
Position: Project Manager

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 17 Via La Salle 
Torino 10152
Telephone number: (+39) 0115229839
Fax number: (+39) 0115229841
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Paralleli is a non-profit institute based in Turin. It was established - on the initiative of former MEP Rinaldo Bontempi - in July 2005 by seven associations and with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, the Piedmont Region, the Municipality and Province of Turin and other major regional institutions.
Its main objective is to promote dialogue at cultural, social and political level between the societies of the Mediterranean countries, with the aim of encouraging and improving economic relations between them, with a particular focus on the dimension of sustainability and codevelopment.
For this reason, the institute has decided: involve civil society in the development of Euro-Mediterranean relations, create and to support networking in the Mediterranean area, increase the value of research in order to suggest truly effective policies to local, national and international actors.
Turin, Piedmont and, more generally, North-West Italy are situated in a strategic geographic area that represents a central hub of connections and trade links between the European Union and the Mediterranean Sea basin.

The activities of the Institute fall within the process of Euro-Mediterranean partnership initiated by the European Union with the 1995 Barcelona Process and currently undergoing a major relaunch through the “Union for the Mediterranean”, since July 2008. Paralleli intends to contribute to the reinforcement of political relations, economic cooperation, cultural exchange and human flows between the European and the South-East Mediterranean countries.


Paralleli's mandate is to contribute to the creation of a Euro-Mediterranean area of freedom and of economic and social development.
The institute acts at the local, national and international level with the aim of meeting the needs of the North-West region of Italy concerning its relations with the other sides of the Mediterranean Sea.

Its main activities are in the following domains:

•Euro-Mediterranean policies at the local and global levels;
•culture and intercultural dialogue, in order to create a common area of peace, freedom, economic and social development;
•economy and development, ranging from human capital and financial investments between the two sides of the Mediterranean to achieve sustainability in terms of the economy, the environment and tourism;
•migration, exploiting the opportunities arising from the flows of people from Mediterranean countries outside the EU, to enrich cultural, political and economic relations between the societies of the Northern and Southern sides;
•information and promotion of intercultural dialogue, towards the production of correct and fair information able to represent the complex societies of the Mediterranean area.
•youth policies, moblity, youth information, youth active participation
Paralleli acts at three levels:

•networking: it encourages political dialogue at local and regional level, through the implementation of networking strategies with other institutes and organisations from both sides of Mediterranean Sea. In particular, on the Northern side, Paralleli belongs to the RIM Network, together with the Institut de la Méditerranée - Marseille, IeMED – Barcelona, Las Tres Culturas – Seville, the European University Institute – Fiesole Florence, the Centre for International Political Studies, CESPI – Rome;
•raising awareness and project management: it promotes public events in order to raise awareness about themes and subjects linked with the Mediterranean area, and takes part in the creation and development of projects to connect the Institute with civil society, the region and the international network. Participating in a shared process of cultural growth is at the core of Paralleli's strategy;
•research: it carries out research activities in collaboration with national and international institutes, which are closely linked with training, information and project management.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Nessuna attività

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Sport
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 15
Number of member organisations: 8
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Centro d'Iniziativa per l'Europa del Piemonte - CIE Piemonte (4 members)
  • Centro Piemontese di Studi Africani - CSA (5 members)
  • EuPolis (8 members)
  • Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (10 members)
  • Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali - SiTI (30 members)
  • Conservatoria delle Cucine Mediterranee del Piemonte (5 members)
  • Dislivelli (5 members)
  • Centro In Europa (5 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Paralleli is member of the following network:

Anna Lindh Foundation
The Euro Mediterranean Anna Lindh Foundation for dialogue between cultures (ALF) is the first common institution created and funded by the 35 Mediterranean partners (25 EU and 10 Mediterranean countries). The idea of this was launched formally at the Euro-Mediterranean Conference of Foreign Ministers in Naples in December 2003, a year later, its establishment was ratified by the Aja’s Conference of Foreign Ministers. The mission given to the Foundation is to bring together people and organizations from both shores of the Mediterranean and to start a partnership between the EU and the Med countries, in the social, cultural and human fields and in particular in developing human resources, promoting mutual understanding between cultures and encouraging exchanges between members of civil society.
The Foundation operates as a network of networks: each of the 35 participating States representatives, are working to develop the dialogue in the framework of Mediterranean societies, and has therefore created its national network and its national coordinator. The national contact point for Italy is the Mediterranean Foundation, which is based in Naples. The members of the Italian network are 223.

RIM Network
The project PARM / RIM (Plan d'Action des Régions Méditerranéennes / Reseau d'Instituts Méditerranéens) involves regions (Andalusia, Catalonia, PACA, Piedmont, Tuscany and Lazio) and "Mediterranean" research institutes (Las Tres Culturas, Seville ; IEMED, Barcelona, Institut de la Méditerranée, Marseille; Parallel Institute, Turin, European University Institute, Florence; CESPI, Rome). These two networks was created in March 2007. The network aims to develop projects and policy proposals and to work together to identify the medium-long term scenarios of the Euromediterranean policies.

Earth - European Alliance for Responsible Tourism
It was officially funded October 16, 2008, in Brussels by 20 organizations dedicated to sustainable and responsible tourism, from six European countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain, England, Belgium). E.a.r.t.h. will give voice at European level to the organizations involved in responsible tourism, facilitating the networking between stakeholders and promoting a sustainable tourism that respects nature and cultural heritages.

System TRES Piedmont
System TRES Piedmont (Social and Responsible Tourism) is a network of Piedmont organizations that promotes awareness and implementation of Social and Responsible Tourism.

Euromed Youth Platform
The Euro-Med Youth Platform which was officially launched in September 2003 contributes to the implementation of the Youth in Action Programme.
It aims to bring NGOs from the European and Mediterranean regions together in an environment of tolerance and mutual understanding by assisting them in networking and capacity building, increasing their participation and exchanging good practice.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2010 - 12/2010
Total budget: 610,725
of which public financing: 498,792
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 212,792
- from national sources: 46,000
- from local/regional sources: 240,000
from other sources: 111,933
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Da gestioni commerciali accessorie : 49,833
Altri proventi e ricavi : 61,700
Proventi straordinari : 400
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.