We are pleased to inform you that once again this year the Association Culture Ticino Network from Lugano is part of the Charity programme of the StraLugano. By purchasing tickets at the Culture Network Association in Lugano, you can participate in the event and at the same time support our solidarity projects in Ticino and in the Philippines. The traditional Run4Charity walk of the StraLugano will take place on Saturday 10 September at 8.30 p.m.

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SAVE THE DATE: Thursday October 13, 2022″WALKING FOR PEACE”

We are glad to inform you that the 8th edition of “Walking for Peace” will take place on Thursday morning, 13 October 2022. This important and symbolic cross-border event, organized by the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano and that will be held in Malcantone and Varesotto, is supported every year by the Italian and Swiss municipalities involved, see: Walking for Peace 2019

This important 8th edition of the Walk is intended to be a special and highly symbolic event, as it is the first in-person after the forced break due to the pandemic. This year the Association has decided to change the format and to propose the event not on Saturday but on Thursday, in order to involve Swiss and Italian schools.

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We look forward to seeing you all together to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

The opening will be held on November 19 at the Hotel de la Paix where the “Round Table” with renowned guests and contributors will take place. This will be followed by an aperitif and the long-awaited “Gala Dinner” with rich entertainment and many surprises!

In order to celebrate our first 10 years, the Culture Ticino Network Association is also organizing a solidarity art group exhibition, with the date to be determined.

In addition, reserve already the important date of Thursday, December 15, at 8:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Lugano there will be an unmissable solidarity concert where renowned choirs and musicians will perform.

The updated World Forum for Peace program will be posted on this website in the coming weeks. We look forward to celebrating this important milestone with you!


After two years of forced standstill due to the pandemic, the Association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano starts again with a solidarity Concert dedicated to “World Peace”: with the extraordinary participation of the Filipino baritone Joseleo C. Logdat, who has received several international awards and recognitions, and the extraordinary violinist Natalia Carpenco, of Moldovan origin, who collaborates with several important international musicians. You are therefore all invited to participate on Thursday 12th May 2022 at 20:00 at the San Carlo Borromeo church in via Nassa 26, 6900 Lugano.

Entrance to the event is free and we recommend the use of a mask.

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The Association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano launches, for all 2022 and beyond, a special fundraiser in collaboration with the historic bakery – pastry Bignasca of Sonvico to support “scholarships (Tesda programs) and start up” in the field of pastry and bakery in the Region of Bulacan, Philippines. For this purpose, the bakery Bignasca has created a baked product named: “GIOIA ESOTICA” that you can order at our Association in Lugano or buy directly at the bakery Bignasca in Pregassona. Part of the proceeds from the sales of the cake “GIOIA ESOTICA” will be donated to the project “Professional training in the field of gastronomy and support the start-up of independent activities in the Province of Bulacan in the Philippines”.  Partners of the project are Korphil Training Center in Bulacan and our sister Association Culture Ticino Network and Philippines Association in Paombong/Philippines.

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Unfortunately the pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people and is increasing poverty in the world. Restrictions do not allow us to organize solidarity events and for this reason the Culture Ticino Network Association has decided to launch a fundraising campaign in order to continue to support awareness projects about peace and human rights in the Philippines and Ticino. For those who want to support us, even the smallest donation can make the difference. Heartfelt thanks to our supporters, in 2020 we have been able to help a lot of families in extreme poverty. We would like to guarantee them a better life in 2021, so we need your help.

In view of the upcoming distributions, the Culture Ticino Network Association wanted to help the neediest children by providing school supplies. To follow the 2021 solidarity projects of our Association please click HERE.


With Covid-19 the City of Paombong (Region Bulacan), currently in quarantine, are facing serious food supplies difficulties. For this reason, the Association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano immediately responded to the request for help of the Rdo. Fr. Anacleto C. Ignacio of the Parish of Paombong in the Philippines, with the aim of helping 1’000 families living in extreme poverty. The aid consists in food packages containing rice, noodles, canned goods for these neediest families. On 2nd April, thanks to an initial payment by our Association and the support by other sponsors in the Philippines, has started the distribution of the food packages.

On 30 December 2020 there was the 10th distribution of the relief goods in the Barangay Meysulao in Calumpit, Bulacan, Philippines. It was a day full of emotions and a lot of heart. However, these actions will not be enough for the future! That is why we want to ensure the continuity of this project in the coming months. Help us with the fundraising too!

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Philippines: a humanitarian journey full of emotions, meetings and new projects

Our President Margherita Maffeis-Natale, and Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Ticino, went again this year with her husband from 1st to 17th January 2020 to the Philippines; this year with a special mission, namely to consolidate our newly founded twin association Culture Ticino Network and Philippines Association, based in Paombong, and to start with our local committee the important project “Sustainable Development in Paombong”.

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To celebrate our 10th year of activity the association Culture Ticino Network of Lugano launches the new international competition “write the peace song”, to which are invited scholars of the third, fourth and fifth classes of elementary school, the middle schools and the high schools in Ticino, the provinces of Como and Varese.
The object of the competition is the creation of one or more song lyrics with particular attention to children’s right and environmental protection, addressing issues of kindness, friendship and cultures. It is also possible to present the lyrics accompanied by a musical base or a melody.
The songs will be evaluated by the steering committee of the association and by people with experience in musical field.

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