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 summit of the Southern European countries (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta) was held in Rome, in Villa Madama.
"If I had to summarize the spirit that unites us is that we are decidedly pro-European countries", this summit "is not characterized by separating ourselves from the rest of Europe but by discussing, reasoning and making proposals for the benefit of the EU because we believe in the future of the EU". Premier Paolo Gentiloni said this at the summit of Villa Madama among the seven Mediterranean countries of the EU. "Europe's demand for Europe at global level and the positive moment for all European economies is the right time to make an effort for greater European cohesion", said the President of the Council, underliningthat the Med-7 meeting "wants to reduce the differences between North and South Europe, between East and West": "the time to do so is now when the economic situation allows investment in the future"."After a decade of economic crisis, Europe has started to grow again, during the difficulties it has developed new tools for governance and strengthened its capacity to react to global challenges". This is stated in the final document of the summit of the countries of Southern Europe, according to which now "Europe is stronger, but much remains to be done".
"The management of migration flows will be a key challenge for the EU in the coming years. Southern European countries are particularly worried and affected, as they are at the forefront of the EU's borders. Our fundamental role in border protection and the weight of this task must be recognised and shared by the EU, "says the summit's final document.
We need to take the necessary steps to complete monetary and economic union in order to ensure sustainable and balanced growth, "the final text of the summit says. The seven leaders stress that "completing the banking union is a priority". Popular consultations throughout Europe from next spring to hear citizens about the future of the European Union. It is the proposal launched by the leaders of the countries of the South that in the final document of the summit in Rome make their own the proposal of the French president Emmanuel Macron. Yes also to the transnational lists for the European Parliamentelections, convinced that this could "strengthen the democratic dimension of the Union". The leaders of the Med-7 countries "reaffirm their support for a viable agreement in Cyprus that brings together Cyprus and its people, and that guarantees the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Cyprus, without the need for guarantees. The Republic of Cyprus is and remains a member of the EU, and being part of the EU is the best guarantee for a reunified Cyprus,"says the final document of the Med-7 Summit in Villa Madama. The next summit of the seven southern European Union countries will take place in Cyprus.

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Il presidente Michele Capasso con Pia Molinari, i membri del Consiglio Direttivo e del Comitato Scientifico Internazionale, i rappresentanti delle Sezioni autonome e delle sedi distaccate, esprime profondo cordoglio per la morte del prof. Corrado Beguinot: presidente della Fondazione Aldo Della Rocca e membro fondatore della Fondazione Mediterraneo.
Sin dall'inizio delle attività della Fondazione nacque una collaborazione profonda fondata su comuni ideali: dagli Appelli per la Pace al Manifesto per la Città Interetnica e Cablata.
Un patrimonio comune unico fatto di iniziative, pubblicazioni, eventi, conferenze: la grande testimonianza della visione di un uomo, Corrado, che ha saputo riportare Napoli nel Mondo e il Mondo a Napoli nel segno dell’Urbanistica, dell'Alta Cultura, della dedizione al Bene Comune.

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Continua nelle sale al piano terra del Museo della Pace - MAMT il “Mercatino della solidarietà per i bambini di Aleppo”, vittime della guerra in Siria.
In occasione dell’Epifania molti sono stati i gesti di solidarietà in favore dei migranti, ai quali sono stati offerti capi di vestiario e cappotti.
La Fondazione ringrazia gli oltre 40 volontari impegnati in questa impostante azione di solidarietà e di fratellanza.

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