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.


President Michele Capasso has published a text on the "European Volunteer Charter" in the volume of Renato Frisanco (Luciano Tavazza Association) entitled "Solidarity is a crime? The new prophecies of Volunteering”.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo has supported in Naples, Rome and other cities the "national demonstration" entitled "Freedom and justice for Palestine", against the annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories by Israel and for the recognition of two peoples (Israelis and Palestinians) in two states (Israel and Palestine).
Since its foundation in 1990, the Foundation has supported the Palestinian cause with numerous initiatives and meetings: Arafat and Abu Mazen's visits to the Foundation, conferences, appeals, seminars and many initiatives such as the one in 2002 were mentioned as an example. giant flag of Palestine open a procession from the Foundation's headquarters in Naples

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo participated in an international seminar held by webinair experts from 26 countries: the evaluation of the crisis management by COVID 19 in various countries was the subject.
President Capasso highlighted the seriousness of the pandemic but also the opportunity to re-establish a new value system based on solidarity, respect for creation and competence.
"Concrete" and "Vision" are the two pillars - according to Capasso - on which to base a new humanity based on planning and organizational skills aimed exclusively at the common good

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A celebratory ceremony was held on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the headquarters for the South Bank of the Mediterranean Foundation with the Academy of the Mediterranean - Maison de la Méditerranée.
Connected by videoconference, President Michele Capasso retraced the main stages inherent in the Marrakech office, highlighting major events - Forums, international conferences, Chaire Averroès, etc. - and lasting loyal friendship with the Moroccan people and with King Hassan II before and Mohammed VI today

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