THE MAISON DE LA PAIX

 

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.

 

In the day in which Gheddafi passed away and Libia wrote the pages of a new history, the president Michele Capasso illustrated to the Libyan exponent Ibrahim Al-Klami the concrete initiatives started by the Foundation in order to facilitate the democratization in Libya and coexistence between moderate Islam and modernity. Among this actions it is in program the increase of languages study in schools, helps for migrants and health environment  formation.

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The President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso and the responsible for institutional relations Claudio Azzolini participated in the international conference “Diplomacy and  Globalisation” co-organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs  and by the  Foundation Mezzogiorno-Europa, in the presence of the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.

Many speakers - Joseph Maila, Cristopher Hill, Fabio Petito, Franco Mazzei and others – took  part, as  members of the scientific committee of Fondazione Mediterraneo, in the three-year programme  (2005-2007) “Mediterranean, Europe and Islam: dialoguing actors” recalling the importance of this  action “forerunner in the analysis and research of international policy for the Mediterranean and the  Middle East”.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo supports the mission of doctor Francesco Paolo Iaccarino in Tanzania, which made it possible to discover a natural remedy to be used against malaria, giving immunization:  thousands of people have been saved and high gratitude is felt by local inhabitants.  
Other activities carried out include:  realisation of wells, rural aqueducts and construction of a laboratory for the production of  herbal remedies on the site.
President Capasso met father Arnold: a missionary who devotes entirely his time to follow  projects and actions of solidarity and aid.

 

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The president of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari – member of board of Fondazione – met the General Secretary of Union for Mediterranean the Ambassador Youssef Amrani.

During the meeting had been analysed the most important issues about Euro Mediterranean policies in the aftermath of “ Arab spring events”

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In occasion of  20° anniversary of  Fondazione Mediterraneo, during a ceremony held in “Junta Hall” of San Giacomo Palace, the president of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso dedicated to the Mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris the first edition of two volumes which recap, through a selection of international press release, twenty years of efforts for dialogue and peace.

 

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