The Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (ISIG)  is an independent research institute recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research. It has the status as a special adviser to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).


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SIG is based on the project of its founder, Franco ISIG Demarchi, to combine a rigorous scientific commitment to research with the engagement in international cooperation for development and peaceful coexistence.
So in the 1968 in Gorizia, a border town in a divided Europe, ISIG become an internationally recognized centre of excellence for sociological research and a laboratory responding to the needs of the local, national and international communities, by developing new scientific methods and theories. It is involved in developing numerous research projects, consultations, and sponsoring conferences and training.

today …

Today, the originality of ISIG develops through its many research, consulting and planning activities, and conferences and training.
The Institute is an institution rooted in the regional context but dynamically inserted in the international framework and is recognized as a center of excellence in the study of international relations and cross-border cooperation, of ethnic relations and minority rights, peace and conflict resolution, society and social policy, the economy and local development, democracy and civil society, and the future of forecasting, land and environmental risk management.

With the support of



Prof Franco Demarchi  ISIG founder
 Provincia di Gorizia
 Comune di Gorizia
 CCIAA Gorizia
 Fondazione CARIGO

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