Maison de la Paix || Casa Universale delle Culture (EN)


The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture is a place strongly representative, in which will convey the knowledge of the different identities and cultures, structuring permanently initiatives aimed at the spreading of peace, necessary for the shared development.

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture (MdP) is a project conceived by Michele Capasso, approved by many Countries and international organizations. It is an architecture that keeps the memory of many Peace activities which created history, often more than the wars, but it is – above all – a space "to build” Peace.

The architectonical complex has an important symbolic worth: it represents the Countries of the World engaged in the Peace process and the Countries victim of the conflicts.

Proposed by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Maison des Alliances – together with the main adherent organizations, such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the League of Arab States, the "Anna Lindh" Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and others, the MdP represents a referent point for all the ones who dedicate their lives to peace.

The symbol of the MdP is the "Totem for Peace", an artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is promoting all around the world, creating the network of the "Cities for Peace".

The first seat of the MdP was inaugurated on the 14th of June 2010 (Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture) in the historical building of the Grand Hotel de Londres in Naples.

The action of the Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture aims at improving the main activities of the "Universal Forum of Cultures" in: Barcelona (2004), Monterrey (2007), Valparaiso (2010) and Naples (2013).

The Maison de la Paix performs most of the initiatives jointly with the Maison de la Méditerranée.


The Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Caponnetto Foundation organized the 1st Summit on the theme "The United States of Europe".
The event takes place on the occasion of the thirty-year anniversary of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and on the eve of the WORLD PEACE FORUM.
Among the speeches were those by Senator Lumia, Presidents Capasso and Calleri and by dr. Antoci.
On this occasion - in connection with 12 European countries - the problems concerning the United States of Europe were analyzed and a series of resolutions were proposed, essentially concerning the need to promote high education for the European ruling classes.
At the end of the Summit the participants went to the Churchill Room of the Peace Museum - MAMT where President Calleri read Zurich's speech on the need for the "United States of Europe".
President Capasso underlined the commitment of the Fondazione Mediterraneo on the same issue since 1989 and the timeliness of the manifesto presented on that occasion.
The event was held in collaboration with the "Maison des Alliances" and the "Anna Lindh Italia Onlus Federation".

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President Michele Capasso participated in the Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the earth  by the Portuguese navigator Ferdinando Magellano, at the service of the Spanish Crown.
Present, among others, the Consul General of Spain in Naples José Luis Solano Gadèa.
The commemoration took place on the Spanish warship "Cantabria", with a splendid presentation by Admiral Alfonso Delgado Moreno.

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On the occasion of the "European Day" - in the presence of the prefect of Chieti Giacomo Barbato and other authorities, students and representatives of Belgium - the "Cellulose Award of Italy (CEDIT) 2019” was awarded to President Michele Capasso for “his practical dedication in building dialogue and social and cultural cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean area”.

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