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.


During the meeting "Poetry against the wars" was held the ceremony of delivery of the Keys of the Laboratory of St. Anselm of Aosta to Don Mario Maritano, professor emeritus of theology of the Salesian Pontifical University.
Vincenzo De Lucia, vice president of "Poets for Peace" read the motivations.

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On November 12th and 13th in Sicily, the long-awaited conference on Libya organized by Italy took place. With this diplomatic initiative, Rome has launched new life in the process of reunification of Libyan institutions, divided since 2014 between the members of Tripoli and Tobruk. In fact, especially during the last year, the Government of National Unity (GUN), based in Tripoli, lost much of the legitimacy that derive from the support of the United Nations and the International Community. Not only the GUN, under the leadership of Fayez al-Serraj, has failed to open a serious channel of dialogue with the rival institutions of Cyrenaica, but has also proved to be absolutely weak, hostage of a varied range of militias, and too hesitant initiating the necessary security and economic reforms. The impasse and the deterioration of living conditions have also increased the discontent of the populations of Tripolitania (west) and Fezzan (south).
The "summit summit" was significant: in the morning at Villa Igiea there was a meeting attended by, in addition to Haftar, the premier Giuseppe Conte, Fayez al Sarraj, the Russian premier Dmitri Medvedev, the president of Egypt Al Sisi, the president of Tunisia Essebsi, the president of the EU Council Donald Tusk, the French foreign minister Le Drian, the Algerian premier Ouyahia and the UN envoy for Libya.

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The National Conference "Communication and Peace Relations" organized by the IKAIROS association in collaboration with the Fondazione Mediterraneo took place at the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
Among the interventions: Ruggero Parrotto (president Ikairos), Michele Capasso (president of Fondazione Mediterraneo), Pierluigi Imperatore (scientific director of Ikairos), Giorgio Ventre (Federico II University of Naples).
The works were coordinated by Marisa Carosella (Ikairos).

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At the conclusion of the General Assembly of the Mediterranean Academy, Emma Bonino has been unanimously proclaimed honorary president of the institution that brings together more than one hundred high school academies and institutes.
The nomination was presented to Senator Bonino by prof. Maurizio Iaccarino, former Deputy Director General of UNESCO and member of the Academy bureau.

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On the occasion of the meeting "Predrag Matvejevic. About the Mediterranean "prof. Francesco Soverina has commented on the book "Diary of a War" by Predrag Matvejevic and edited by Michele Capasso.
On this occasion Capasso retraced the steps of his friendship with Matvejevic and the decision to suspend his professional activity to help the populations of the former Yugoslavia.

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