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 emeritus president of Bosnia and Herzegovina Haris Silajdžić during a meeting with the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso recalled the fundamental moments of the war in former Yugoslavia and the personal commitment of President Capasso and the Fondazione Mediterraneo in helping innocent victims of the greatest tragedy after the Second World War.

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"Today was really a ‘special’ birthday for me!
MANY COINCIDENCES: the 30th anniversary of the birth of the FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO and the Kuwait ALBABTAIN FOUNDATION; the anniversary of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in War Zones, signed just 65 years ago, the same day I was born.
An opportunity to remember him in The Hague, in the International Court of Justice, with many friends who have accompanied me in 30 years of commitment to dialogue and peace: from the PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALTA GEORGE VELLA to the former PREDIDENT OF THE BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA HARIS SILAJDZIZ; from the PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF TURKEY ABDULLAH GUL to AMR MUSA, historical SECRETARY OF THE LEAGUE OF THE ARAB STATES; from PRINCIPE SAUDITA TURKI TO FAISAL ALSAUD to president ABDULAZIZ SAUD ALBABTAIN; from the President of the National Assembly of Kuwait MARZOUQ AL-GHANIM to the president of the reform and reconstruction of Iran AMMAR AL-HAKIM; from the president of the Central African Republic FAUSTIN-ARCHANGE TOUADERA to the European parliamentarian TOKIA SAIFI and off to a long list of personalities present in L’Aja.
I wish to thank the PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ABDULQAWI AHMED YUSUF for his fine words and consideration.
A day to remember! "
Michele Capasso

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The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo prof. Michele Capasso met the president of the Central African Republic prof. Faustin Archange Touadera with whom he had a cordial conversation.
During the meeting the main issues concerning the international scenario were analyzed and, in particular, those concerning the African country.
President Capasso has accepted the invitation to travel to the Central African Republic in the coming months.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in the 2019 edition of AI Paris, which aims to support decision makers, in the necessary transition of their organizational models, by preparing them for future transformation projects: Compliance, transparency, change management, governance, agility, resource planning... How to scale quickly and make Artificial Intelligence (AI) a strong business project while inspiring user confidence? How to accompany change and spread an AI culture that is widespread and shared by all? How to define your techno ecosystem while adopting an ethical and responsible approach to AI?
The event this year proposed:

  • A comprehensive overview of the opportunities and technologies of artificial intelligence
  • A technical toolbox accessible to all
  • Cases of concrete uses and unpublished feedback
  • Sharing methodologies, roadmaps and good practices
  • A laboratory of innovation and inspiration
  • High level meetings with the actors who make artificial intelligence in France and in Europe.

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