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.


On the occasion of the Awarding Ceremony for the Mediterranean Awards 2011, it took place, in the prestigious seat of Fondazione Mediterraneo in the heart of the city of Naples, the Round Table for Peace to discuss about matters related to the recent events in the Mediterranean.

Took part:

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe
Driss Guerraui, Councillor of the Prime Minister of Morocco 
Leila Shahid, Ambasssador of the Palestinian Authority to the European Union 
Paolo Mieli, Journalist and Director of RCS Libri
Massimo Milone, Chief editor TGR Campania - RAI
Antonio Saitta, President of the Province of Turin 
Antonio Guida, President of the Administrative Court of Regione Campania
Michele Capasso, President of Fondazione Mediterraneo coordinated the works.

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The President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso and the Head of Institutional Relations Claudio Azzolini took part to the presentation of the new book by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, "Questioni di Fede",  talking with the lawyer Francesco De Simone.

The event took place on May the 18th in Villa Pignatelli at the presence of H.E. the Bishop mons. Rino Fisichella and the Neapolitan writer Erry De Luca.

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