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 international jury of the "Mare Nostrum Award", the prize established years ago by the Grimaldi Group, met in Naples.
On this occasion, President Michele Capasso - a member of the jury chaired by Bruno Vespa, who was present at the proceedings - emphasised the importance of the Award in restoring confidence in a region - the Mediterranean - especially after the "pandemic-war" combination.

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During a solemn ceremony in the presence of lecturers, students and political and institutional representatives, the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech renewed its membership of the "Almamed" network - an autonomous section of the United States of the World" - assuming the role of Head of Network.
An agreement was signed by President Prof. Michele Capasso and Cadi Ayyad University President Prof. Lhassan Hbdi.

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A day was held at the institutional headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of the Peace to celebrate the "Liberation Day of the Italian Republic".
Participating guests were accompanied along the various itineraries organised by the Museum of Peace, which retraced the most significant moments in the history of Italy concerning the liberation from Nazi-Fascism.
Live on the large video walls, there were connections with the Altare della Patria in Rome, Piazza Duomo in Milan and the Theatre of Cuneo: significant places of the 2023 celebrations.

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The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Prof. Michele Capasso participated - together with the Councillor Edoardo Cosenza, the lawyer Antonio Tosi and other speakers - in the event organised by the association "Arteggiando" at the MAN in Naples.
On this occasion, President Capasso illustrated the activities of the Fondazione and, in particular, the "United States of the World".

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