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.


MED 2017 is the 3rd edition of the annual high–level initiative, co–organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). This event is intended to turn Rome into a global hub for high–level dialogues on the broader Mediterranean, with a view to re–thinking traditional approaches and drafting a new "positive agenda".
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso underlined the importance of the meetings and the role that the Foundation has had since 1989 when "little was said about the Mediterranean".
In particular, he recalled the importance of the "Euromed Civil Forum" and, in particular, that of Naples, which is celebrated in just a few days. On that occasion, 3,000 participants from 36 countries emphasized the importance of dialogue and coexistence as fundamental pillars for cooperation and peace.

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Many doctors participating in the "IV Emergency Ultrasound Ultrasound Course", led by Dr. Marco Garrone of the Mauritian Hospital in Turin and Dr. Stefania Tamburrini of the Ospedale Vecchio Pellegrini in Naples, have expressed their willingness to train doctors and staff of facilities in disadvantaged countries of the Southern Riva of the Mediterranean and Africa.

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The Union for the Mediterranean Sea (UfM) Conference of the Union for the Mediterranean Sea concluded yesterday with two political declarations: one between FOM Secretary General Sijilmassi and FAO's General Fisheries Commission and one between the 10 Mediterranean Ministers (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, France, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain) to strengthen political commitment on the sustainable development of the Sea's economy through cooperation in the field of maritime safety, marine protected areas, fisheries, tourism, research and innovation. It was a significant step towards a projection of EuroMediterranean Campania.
The President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo recalled the ancient friendship with the Secretary Fatallah Sijilmassi and the anticipation action taken by the "II FORUM CIVILE EUROMED" held in Naples 20 years ago with the support of the Campania Region: already then, the 3,000 delegates from 36 countries present in Naples addressed in a specific working session the same themes with proposals that are still today topical and in most cases advocated.
We hope that this new impetus can lead to the protection of the resource-sea, in a "closed" sea, such as the Mediterranean, which appears increasingly, every day, divided "by us" and not "among us".

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The "International Conference for the presentation of Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain chair for peace" was held in the Aula Magna of the Rectorate of Roma Tre University.
After the greetings of the Magnificent Rector Luca Pietromarchi and Prof. Luigi Moccia, Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain spoke, explaining the aims of the Chair supported by the United Nations and thanking the partners of the initiative (Rome 3, Fondazione Mediterraneo, IPI, SIOI).
The following speakers were Michael Frendo, Jorge Sampaio, Vincenzo Scotti, Charles Ferdinand Notomb, Nejib Friji, George Ulrich.
President Michele Capasso recalled the affectionate link with Abdulaziz Al-Babtain and the support for the "Chair of Peace" by the Fondazione Mediterraneo and its network of universities, civil society organisations and institutions.

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