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 - stressed the importance of the Award in restoring confidence in a region - the Mediterranean - especially after the pandemic. President Capasso emphasised the importance of having shared quality nominations within the UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD programme with the "Ways of the Sea" as a World Heritage Site at its heart.

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The eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia is Naples: a journey into beauty.
Suggestive images from the Fondazione Mediterraneo headquarters in Mergellina. The route of the stage started and finished on Via Caracciolo, crossing the hill of Posillipo and descending towards Bacoli and Pozzuoli, before reaching Monte di Procida and completing four laps around the mountain itself, amounting to 19 kilometres.

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President Michele Capasso, the members of the Governing Board and of the International Scientific Committee, and the heads of the Autonomous Sections of the Fondazione Mediterraneo express their deep sorrow for the death of lawyer Roberto Caselli, a founding member of the Fondazione and member of the Governing Board for over a decade.
President Capasso mourns the "Brother" and "Friend" who was characterised by his limpidity, transparency and exemplary rigour.

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EuroMeSCo will hold an online Off the Record Policy Talk with relevant EU stakeholders. This session will provide an opportunity to discuss the political, geopolitical and socio-economic consequences of the war in Ukraine in the MENA region.
The Off the Record Policy Talks are an activity of the EuroMeSCo: Connecting the Dots project. Their aim is to provide key policy stakeholders with a platform for direct debate with experts. These are small-sized meetings held under strict Chatham House rules.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo is a founding member of the EuroMeSCo network and supports and disseminates its main activities.

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