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

CASA UNIVERSALE DELLE CULTURE

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 president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso spoke at the initiative of the Municipality of Naples for the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
Coordinated by Alderman Alessandra Sardu, the mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris and the Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Rome Shirish M.Soni participated.
On this occasion the values of equality and acceptance at the base of Mandela's life and action were underlined.

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A delegation of the Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in the celebrations on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.
President Capasso recalled the two meetings with the South African president and the indelible teaching that traced the meaning of the Foundation's life and action.
Of particular importance is the speech given by Barak Obama: the former US president at Wanderers Stadium has launched an appeal for equality, change, hope, tolerance, and inclusion by referring to the values ​​for which he has fought throughout the life of the South African leader, inviting the world to take an example from the Nobel Peace Prize passed away on December 5, 2013.
Obama focused on the inequalities that afflict "many developing countries where riches end up in the pockets of the same people, strengthening the pattern of inequities and fueling corruption". A problem that, according to the former president, emerges even more "in the United States and in Western countries where the economic insecurity of middle-class families, of those who work in factories, on farms has grown. of millions of people are ignored, while few individuals hold too many powers, too much influence in the media and in economic life ".
At the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, the former president invited citizens all over the world to "believe in the facts", with a call for realism and against fake news. "Without the facts there is no basis for collaboration, if I say this is a podium and you say it's an elephant it will be difficult for us to collaborate." Among the crowd, who arrived early in the day to listen to him, there were also distinguished guests including Mandela's last wife, former Liberia president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former UN secretary general, Koffi Annan, and the former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.

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The president of the Michele Capasso Foundation participated in the "National Day of the French Republic", present - among others - the prefect of Naples Carmela Pagano and the Mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris.
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso has joined other representatives of institutions and organizations in paying tribute to the Consul General of France in Naples Jean-Paul Seytre who leaves his post after 3 years.
President Capasso recalled the fruitful and continuous collaboration that led to the organization of important events for the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue.
The mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, donated to the Consul the medal of the city and a plaque "For the passion, the abnegation and the sense of duty. For having developed and strengthened the cooperation between Naples and France ". Before the ceremony, which was also given the honor to the French military, the concert of Tunisian singer M'Barka Ben Taleb who with his group proposed "Sous le ciel de paris: a mix of Mediterranean rhythms and melodies.

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The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso has joined other representatives of institutions and organizations in paying tribute to the Consul General of France in Naples Jean-Paul Seytre who leaves his post after 3 years.
President Capasso recalled the fruitful and continuous collaboration that led to the organization of important events for the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue.
The mayor of Naples, Luigi De Magistris, donated to the Consul the medal of the city and a plaque "For the passion, the abnegation and the sense of duty.
For having developed and strengthened the cooperation between Naples and France ". Before the ceremony, which was also given the honor to the French military, the concert of Tunisian singer M'Barka Ben Taleb who with his group proposed "Sous le ciel de paris: a mix of Mediterranean rhythms and melodies.

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The International Conference on Oceanography And Earth Science, organized by the Institute of Science ,Technology & Development Studies istdst will take place from 29th June to the 30th June in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference will cover areas like exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Oceanography and Earth science.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo participate in this conference.

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