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 episode aired on Monday, September 24, 2018 the transmission "VIAGGIO NELLA CHIESA DI FRANCESCO" by Massimo Milone has broadcast a nice service on the Museum of Peace - MAMT created by Guido Pocobelli Ragosta.
Many thanks to Massimo Milone and RAIUNO!.

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President Michele Capasso and Pia Molinari spoke at the presentation of "Immaginare il Mediterraneo": the number 26 of the magazine "Notebook of Mediterraneo" edited by IEMED and dedicated to intercultural dialogue and the reality of Mediterranean societies. The Spanish School of History and Archeology of Rome co-organized this event with the participation of:

  • José Ramón Urquijo Goitia, Director of the Escuela Española de Historia y Aqueología CSIC;
  • Michele Capasso, president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo;
  • Senén Florensa, president of the IEMed Delegate Commission;
  • Maria-Àngels Roque, director of área Culture (IEMed).

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The "Second Italy-Africa Conference" was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Farnesina).
Three hundred and fifty delegates representing 46 African countries and 13 international organizations, including the African Union.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo expresses its satisfaction with this important initiative which represents an important moment of structured dialogue between Italy and the states of the African continent.
President Mattarella said in his speech that "The main objective for the future depends on the ability to work together to go beyond the logic of emergence, governing the phenomenon, removing the root causes".
President Capasso underlined the need to structure a stable partnership between Italy and the African countries in order to create more actions capable of training young people in Africa: "In the near future - said Capasso - Italy, following the path of aging of its population, it will need migrants capable of assuming operational roles in society: the challenge is to know how to train and integrate them by abandoning the concept of "tolerance" to assume that of "coexistence".

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