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.


Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and members of Fondazione Mediterraneo congratulated with the new Arcibishop of  Milan Angelo Scola, former Venice Patriarch, which joined to Rome to the ceremony for the assignment of Mediterranean Award for Interreligious Dialogue assigned  to Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal.

President Michele Capasso, together with the Ambassador of Morocco Hassan Abouyoub and Pia Molinari, met the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean Youssef Amrani.

During the meeting President Capasso illustrated the 20 years activity of Fondazione Mediterraneo, first in the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and then in that of the Union for the Mediterranean.

The Secretary General Amrani expressed his appreciation for the action carried out by FM "for the quality and the quantity of the activities realized to promote dialogue and peace".

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