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.


Fondazione Mediterraneo supports “Agrigento Declaration” for peace and friendship between Mediterranean population, sponsored by senator Benedetto Adragna – Commissioner of Republic Senate. Among the initiatives there is the next realization in Valle dei Templi, the monumental art work  “Totem for Peace” by Molinari.
“I thank the Fondazione Mediterraneo, president Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari whom gave the possibility to Agrigento to set it up as City for Peace”.
Joined to ceremony the Honourable  Antonio Martino, president of Interparliamentar Union Delegation and parliamentar delegations of Mediterranean countries.


From the left:
The senator  Adragna, the president Martino and the  president Capasso.


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It took place in Palermo the 6th Plenary Meeting of Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly headed by Abdelwahed Radi.
Parliamentars of several Mediterranean Countries decided to celebrate the  21 March as Mediterranean Day”, giving particular attention to migrants who are losing their life in the sea. In several countries, on March 21th events will took place.
The president of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso – observer member -joined plenary meeting highlighting the historical importance of this period, characterized by “Arab Spring” and responsibilities of parliamentary “democratically” elected.
In this occasion President Capasso proposed to gather, in a special meeting ad “hoc”, the Assembly in occasion of year 2013, when the city of Naples will host the “Universal Forum of Cultures”.
APM thanked  to the Fondazione Mediterraneo’s whom hosted the assembly on june 2005.

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The Morocco Parliament president Abdelwahed Radi, Ambassador in Italy Hassan Abouyoub and the Moroccan parliamentars whom joined to the Mediterranean Parliamentar Assembly payed homage to Fondazione Mediterraneo and its president Michele Capasso in occasion of the twenty years anniversary from the institution’s establishment.

The APM General Secretary Sergio Piazzi declared:

“ Fondazione is a useful tool of dialogue between cultures and Mediterranean Parliamentar Assembly is proud to have as first observer  Fondazione which started to play an important role in the region.”.


From left:
The Secretary General of the APM Sergio Piazzi, the President of the Moroccan Parliament and the Interparliamentary Union Abdelwahed Radi, President Michele Capasso and the Ambassador of Morocco in Italy Hassan Abouyoub

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President of Region PACA – Provence, Alpes Marittimes et Cote d’Azur – Michel Vauzelle expressed his appreciation for the twenty years anniversary of Fondazione Mediterraneo.

“I’ve been knowing Michele Capasso for 20 years and together have been shared the same efforts for dialogue and peace in Mediterranean. First as Foreign Affairs Ministry and later as parliamentar, and as last, as President of a region deeply Mediterranean, I hope that the amazing work done by Michele Capasso and by Fondazione Mediterraneo can found the owed award.  In this crucial moment for the Mediterranean, person as Michele Capasso, are worthy for the establishment of peace and shared development.”

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