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 participated in the presentation of the Report "The Economy in Campania" at the Bank of Italy.
President Capasso complimented the timely presentation of important data for the development of the region

The Mediterranean Foundation sponsors this initiative. The Congress is sponsored by:

  • Mediterranean Studies Association
  • Sant’Anna Insitute, Sorrento
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • University of Minnesota
  • Utah State University
  • Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan Univ. of Foreign Studies, Korea

President of the Congress (2018): Cristiana Panicco, President Sant’Anna Institute Executive Director: Benjamin F. Taggie, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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Like every year, the international jury of the "Mare Nostrum Award" met in Naples: the Award established eleven years ago by the Grimaldi Group. On this occasion the president Michele Capasso, a member of the jury, underlined the importance of the Award to restore trust to a region - the Mediterranean - victim of wars, migrations and negligence of a policy that seems to have lost the sense of the common good.
The members recalled the president of the jury Folco Quilici who recently passed away and was replaced by Bruno Vespa, who recalled the documentary filmmaker and his friend.

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Hosted and organized by CNES (Centre National d’Etudes  Spatiales) and powered by AIAA, SpaceOps 2018 is a technical forum of the Space Mission Operations and Ground Systems community that addresses state-of-the-art operations principles, methods, and tools.
SpaceOps 2018 provides the opportunity for you to share mission’s experience, challenges, and innovation solutions.
Held biennially since 1990, the conference will attract technologists, scientists, managers from agencies, academic and research institutions, operators and industry and fosters managerial and technical interchanges on all aspects of space mission operations.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo participates in the conference by providing information on the "Orbitecture" program exhibited at the Museum of  Peace - MAMT as part of the "Civilization of the city" exhibition of Studio PCA Int.

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