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 had a cordial meeting with the archbishop of Chieti-Vasto S.E. Monsignor Bruno Forte.
During the interview the ancient friendship and collaboration on the themes of interreligious dialogue and theology was recalled.
President Capasso recalled the extraordinary intervention of Mons. Forte on the Mystery of the Cross on 11.9.2018 and that on Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini.
At the conclusion of the meeting there was an exchange of books written by both

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President Capasso visited the north of Tunisia: from Sejnane to Bizerte; from Bezina to Cap Serrat.
Through meetings with the resident populations it was possible to understand the great potential of the region which, for the most part, has preserved its structure and its original beauty.

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The President Michele Capasso presided over the Fourth scientific session dedicated to the "Demographic and economic challenges" of the international colloquium "The Mediterranean: reality, challenges and perspectives" organized by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Forum of the Political Academy. The following considerations have been presented:

  • "Trans-Mediterranean demographic perspectives", Pr. Zeïneb Ben AMMAR MAMLOUK.
  • "Maritime delimitation in the Eastern Mediterranean", Mrs. Nesrin SINGIL - Research Assistant at the University of Istanbul, Department of International Law..
  • "The role of female entrepreneurship in strengthening relations in the north-south Mediterranean", Leila Belkhiria JABER - President of the National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs (CNFCE).

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The dr. Holger Dix, resident representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for Tunisia and Algeria, in his introductory speech to the "5th International Colloquium on the Mediterranean" - in the presence of the Tunisian foreign minister Khemaies Jhinaoui and representatives of various countries - quoted the book "La Grande Méditerranée" by President Capasso as "an essential reference for understanding the Greater Mediterranean".
President Capasso thanked for the high regard.

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Present in Tunis, president Michele Capasso attended the inauguration speech of newly elected president of Tunisia, Kais Saied.
"I appreciated the reference to competence and not to political affiliation - says Capasso - as a criterion for the choice of the new Ministers and, in general, of those responsible for public affairs".
Kais Saied was elected president of the Republic of Tunisia with 72.7% of preferences on September 13th. A few minutes after the seats were closed and the first exit polls were released, thousands of people went down the streets of Tunis, which spilled out onto the Bourguiba Avenue between carousels of cars and flags. On the street symbol of the capital and of the 2011 revolution, the festivities continued until late at night. A trans-generational and cultural gathering that reminded many of the participants of the climate of the jasmine revolution.
«Today you gave a lesson to the whole world. It is a revolution in a new form: a revolution within the constitutional framework, legitimized by the constitution, "said Saied in his first statement as president, adding that Tunisia" has opened a new page in its history "in which" relations within the country must be based on trust and responsibility ".
The primary objective, the new president concludes, is "to restore trust between governors and governed, operating within the framework of the constitution and competence".

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