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 XII Plenary Session of the PAM - Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean was held in Bucharest.
From the contrast to the evolution of terrorism to political and security developments in the MENA region, from the facilitation of exchanges and investments to climate change, from human rights and migration to the protection of cultural heritage.
From France, Italy, from Palestine to Israel and then Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Syria, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Portugal Jordan .... and of San Marino, which from this session has officially entered a part of this great organization.No less important is the contribution made by the Associated States such as the Holy See, the Order of Malta and Russia and the many guests such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya, senior officials of the NU and representatives of other international organizations.
The work of the session was opened by speeches by the Presidents of the Chamber and Senate and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania, as well as by the messages of St. S. Pope Francis and Secretary General of ONU Antonio Guterres.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo, the first observer member of the WMPA - conceived in Naples at the Foundation's headquarters - has made its thirty-year contribution to dialogue and peace.

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The President Michele Capassothe members of the Board of Directors and of International Scientific Committee, the representatives of the autonomous Sections and the detached offices, express deep condolences for the death of Prof. Giuseppe Galasso: with Gerardo Marotta, Raffaele La Capria, PredragMatvejevic’ and many other prestigious members of the International Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Mediterraneo. Since the beginning of the Foundation's activities, a deep collaboration was born based on ideals and respect for timeless values ​​like those that were at the bases of the glorious Italian Risorgimento. A unique common heritage done of initiatives and conferences: the great testimony of the vision of a man, Giuseppe Galasso, who was able to reinstatethe role toNaples of great capital in History and in Life.

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The president of Turkey Recep Tayyp Erdoğan is visiting Rome for a single day: with his wife, daughter and some ministers.He met Pope Francis, President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and some entrepreneurs operating in Turkey. Contrasting evaluations between protests, hopes and exceptional security measures. On the carpet the usual problems: human rights, war with the Kurds contrast to the secularity state and a long list. "A long series of missed opportunities - comments the president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, who has had numerous meetings with President Erdoğan since 2005 - that could have affected the process of our history. When President Erdoğan came to Naples at the headquarters of our Foundation in September 2005 (accompanied by many ministers and in the presence of the highest representatives of the European institutions) he asked the Foundation for a quick acceptance of Turkey to the European Union.On that occasion we listed a series of priorities and detailed the things to do: starting from human rights, from women, from the respect of different cultures and others, for a list of 20 points contained in our program "Great Mediterranean" that the same Erdoğan, then, appreciate (watch to the interview at “IL MATTINO”). None of those recommendations was then implemented. At the conclusion of that meeting and in others held in the following years until 2015, we warned President Erdoğan to the risk of an authoritarian drift that could overturn the democratic process and Turkey's accession to the EU. The facts of the last few years have proved us right ".

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo has collaborated and hosted the perfection course "Nutrition, Beauty and Wellness" at the Museum of Peace - MAMT. Presided by the proff. B. Guida and L. Scaramuzzino the course was held under the scientific direction of Dr. Adriana Carotenuto and saw interventions by multidisciplinary specialists who enriched the contents with precise presentations visible in the links below.

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