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 EuroMeSCo Workout courses target think tankers and researchers who are eager to improve their skills in a particular area.
In this fall edition, the three following EuroMeSCo Workout courses will be held online:

  • Infographics and data visualization for beginners. Eli Vivas & Laura Navarro, StoryData.
  • Foresight Techniques for Research and Think Tank Work. Florence Gaub, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS).
  • Policy Recommendations: The Key to Influence. Georgeta Auktor, German Development Institute (DIE) & Daniela Marzavan, Team Marzavan

The IEMed will issue a Certificate of Completion upon the satisfactory completion of each course.
This is part of the project EuroMeSCo: Connecting the Dots, co-funded by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).
The Fondazione Mediterraneo, co-founder of the network, and the Anna Lindh Italia Federation participated in the work.

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On the occasion of the Turin Book Fair, the Fondazione Mediterraneo organized various events. Among the speakers were President Michele Capasso, Pia Molinari and other members of the Fondazione.
On this occasion, President Capasso recalled the longstanding relationship with the Book Fair since 1995, when the then Director Guido Accornero, accompanied by the Mayor of Turin Valentino Castellani, participated in the presentation of the multi-year programs of the Fondazione.
In the following years, the Fondazione Mediterraneo participated with its own stand at various editions of the Salone de Libro, presenting the main titles of its publishing series and organizing events with the main members of the Fondazione's scientific committee: from Predrag Matvejevic to Tahar Ben Jelloun, from Claudio Magris to Vincenzo Consolo, from Baltasar Porcel to Khaled Fouad Allam, from Igor Man to Umberto Eco and so on.
In this edition, the Foundation presented the emotional videos "La Campania delle Emozioni" and, in particular, "Pino è Terra mia", "Procida L'isola delle Emozioni" and "Napoli Città Metropolitana".
A significant moment was the presentation of the video of the thirtieth anniversary of the Foundation with the participation of men of culture, politicians and representatives of the networks with which the Foundation has collaborated in the last thirty years.

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President Michele Capasso presented a preview of the video "Naples Metropolitan City" in Rome.
This video is a summary of the book "Towards Naples Metropolitan City" and was made by Michele Capasso for the Fondazione Mediterraneo. The objective is to demonstrate the importance of moving rapidly from the "Metropolitan City of Naples" to "Naples Metropolitan City".
Edited by "Civilizing the Urban - ETS" (with Patrizia Bottaro and Massimo Pica Ciamarra) and "NA.ME. - Institute for the Transformations of Naples Metropolitan City" (with Pasquale Belfiore, Alessandro Castagnaro, Ottorino Celano, Massimo Clemente, Annalola Geirola, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Riccardo Rosi) with contributions from Valerio Barone (institutional aspects), Michele Capasso, Livio De Santoli (energy and sustainability), Paolo Frascani (economic history), Claudio Troisi (infrastructure and mobility) and Gennaro Russo and Claudio Voto (Italian Institute for the Future / Center for Near Space).

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ACLI and FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO organized the webinar "Programming peace in the Mediterranean: the Palestinian issue".
Participants included, among others, Dr. Filiberto Parente, Lawyer Maurizio Dago, Prof. Pasquale Gallifuoco, Prof. Carlo Amirante, Prof. Michele Capasso, Director Moni Ovadia, Arch. Mahammad Hannoun, the archimadrida Abdallah Iulio.
President Capasso in his speech presented the program "UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD" and the video of the thirtieth anniversary of the Foundation.

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