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.

 

President Michele Capasso received the "Premio Natale della Ricerca" for his thirty-year commitment to dialogue and peace.
In the short thank-you speech, Capasso highlighted that the prize received is “the us Award”, as it is intended for all those, representing various Euro-Mediterranean countries, who have contributed and allowed the Fondazione Mediterraneo to play a leading role in the Euro-Mediterranean partnership
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The awarding ceremony for the "OMCOM 2019 Awards" took place in Bagno a Ripoli, in the Council Hall of the Municipality.
OMCOM is the "Mediterranean Observatory on Organized Crime and the Mafias" consisting of the Antonino Caponnetto Foundation and the Fondazione Mediterraneo.
The winners of this edition are
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Section “OMCOM SBIRRO”
- Luogotenente GDF Salvatore Pizzo
- M.M. CC Luca Bencivenga
- M.M. CC Luca Tofanicchio
- M.C. Giuseppe Tranchida
- Commissario PDS Gaspare Graffeo Iannone
- Sov. Capo Filippo Conticello

Section “OMCOM ALLA MEMORIA”
- Maresciallo Giuliano Guazzelli

Section “OMCOM SCRITTORE”
- Prof. Luciano Armeli Iapichino

Section“OMCOM LIBRO”
- Galassia Islamica di Sandro Menichelli
- No Mafia di Gianluca Cali
- Malapuglia di Andrea Leccese (27 novembre camera deputati)

Section“OMCOM GIORNALISTA”
- Sara Lucaroni

Section“OMCOM OPERATIVITÀ”
- Giusy Badalamenti

Section“OMCOM AMBIENTE”
- Don Pasquale Aceto

Section“OMCOM SPECIALE”
- The book “L'affare Modigliani” of Dania Mondini and Claudio Loiodice

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"Ideas, words and anti-mafia actions": this was the theme addressed at the XXVII National Anti-Mafia Summit which was held Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Bagno a Ripoli. Organized by the Antonino Caponnetto Foundation, in collaboration with the Mediterranean Observatory on Organized Crime and the Mafia (OMCOM), Fondazione Mediterraneo, Federation Anna Lindh Italia Onlus, Order of Journalists of Tuscany and Euromedia, the summit is now confirmed as a consolidated event in the fight scene to the mafia and to crime.
On this occasion the Omcom prizes were awarded to those who stood out against the mafia.

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