Culture Ticino Network Association invites you to the 8th Peace World Forum. This solidarity event aims to promote peace between people and to support the projects of the Association in Ticino and in the Philippines.

The Forum, also this year, will host several well-known guests and will consist of 5 amazing events.

In addition, it has received  the special patronage by Swiss ITI (International Theatre Institute).



Monday, November 12th 2018, from 8.45 a.m to 4 p.m – “Village of Peace” at Palazzo dei Congressi of Lugano



The Palazzo dei Congressi of Lugano will receive for the whole day, primary, middle, high and professional schools’ students of Ticino. They will participate in our “Village of Peace” with interesting workshops related to the theme of  the environment and human being’s protection, communication, tolerance and solidarity, and the value of Peace.
There will be two turns of workshop, the first one in the morning (from 9 a.m to 12 a.m), and the second one in the afternoon ( from 1:30 p.m to 4 p.m).

As every year, there will be a “Solidarity Maccheronata” for every participant, prepared by Mr. Gadina of “Associazione Carnevale of Lugano”.

The 11 workshops will be managed by experts and no-profit Associations. Members of Swiss and international Foundations will put their practical experience in humanitarian aids at the student’s disposal, by the organization of workshops that will actively involve the participants.

We’d like to thank for the cooperation: Stopdesert; Arbor Foundation; Amnesty International Swiss section; COOPI Suisse; Bridge of Hope; WWF Switzerland; Clowns without borders; Malattie Genetiche Rare Association; Forza Rescue Dog and Ms. Suzanne Palermo, illustrator and author.

To participate and sign up to “the Village of Peace” click here.

Schedule of the event:

At 8:45 a.m: Schools reception in Palazzo dei Congressi.

From 9 a.m to 9:30 /9:40 a.m: official inauguration of the 8th  World Peace Forum, with the participation of well-known guests; welcome speech held by Mrs. Maffeis, President and Founder of Culture Ticino Network Association, and by the city councilman Angelo Jelmini. After that, we will attend the  special show of the company “Pourça”.

From 9:45 a.m to 12:00 a.m: first turn of workshop.

From 12 a.m to 1:30 p.m: lunch break – Maccheronata of Solidarity, organised by Mr Gadina, member of the Carnival Association of Lugano.

From 1.30 p.m to 4.00 p.m: second turn of workshop.


Saturday, November 17th 2018, from 5 p.m at Suitenhotel Parco Paradiso of Lugano: Special charity evening dedicated to Peace and the Philippines!


In the magnificent framework of the Suitenhotel Parco Paradiso of Lugano there will be a wonderful charity evening, which, as every year, will host several national and international well-known guests, including the ambassador of the Philippines Denis Yap Lepatan, the city council woman Cristina Zanini Barzaghi, the national councilor Marco Romano, the new equal opportunity representative Rachele Santoro and the cantonal councilor and director of the federal Department of Health and Social Affairs Paolo Beltraminelli.

Beyond the participation of several well-known guests and the amazing entertainment, we will attend a very special evening since there will be the inaugural ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of the Philippines over Ticino, after the appointment as honorary Consul of the president and founder of Culture Ticino Network association Margherita Maffeis. An office that enhance also the commitment of the Association for the Country.

During the first part of the evening the association’s Award Spyri will be given to a person who has excelled in the past for his /her dedication to Peace and Solidarity.
Then, we will also offer an “aperitivo”, during which we can interact with the other participants.

The much acclaimed journalists Antonio Franzi and Maristella Polli will be the presenters of this special evening.

The evening will continue with the Charity Gala Dinner, which will offer several surprises, such as prestigious awards for our traditional charity lottery.
Entertainment will be provided by the famous mezzo-soprano Julia Gertseva, the children’s choir “La Musica” and the talented singer Francesca Parrotta.
The famous writer  Ketty Magni will also be present.

We invite you to participate and sign up by calling the number  +41 91 922 95 18 or sending a mail at

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Price per person:  CHF 120.-

UPDATE: During the special evening a charity auction has been started. The prize consists of a magnifcient cruise on the river Nile, on board of the Farah ship. For further information click here

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 4 p.m at Sala Aragonite of Manno: don’t miss this wonderful solidarity show “Identità in viaggio” (identities on the road)!


The show is the result of a collaboration between “Teatro Danzabile”, a theatre and dancing company, and the “Filarmonica il Mosaico”, composed of 40 musicians of all ages and hailing from Italian Switzerland, and directed by Luca Medici.

The main topic of the show is the migration all over the world, mostly in our Canton, where many people leave their homeland in order to look for a job abroad, and the connection with their cultural background as a memory of the past.

This amazing theatre show will be presented by the Suisse journalist Maristella Polli.
At the end of the performance a pre-dinner drink will be offered , during which the participants will have the opportunity of enjoying the art installation “Sognatori” of Elena Milani.

“Identità in viaggio” has been selected for the contest PonTi culturali – Gottardo 2016 of the DECS (Department of Education, Culture and Sport of Canton Ticino).

If you don’t want to miss this wonderful experience, you can find the presale on, send an email to or contact us at the number +41(0)91 922 95 18 ( office hours from 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM).
Buying tickets before the show will be possible in loco, from 3.30 p.m.

– Adults: CHF 20.-
– Children ( aged from 7 to 12): CHF 10.-
– Free for children younger than 6 years old.

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Sunday, November 25th 2018, from 3.30 p.m at Sala Multiuso of Paradiso: solidarity show “Peace and solidarity without borders

Don’t miss this amazing charity show which will take place at Sala Multiuso of Paradiso. We will admire the performances of the Ashkenazy Ballet Center of Caslano, the exciting interpretation of Imàgo DUO (with  Melanie Häner’s voice and Carlo Maria Nartoni at the piano and percussion instruments) and the show of the Swiss comedian Flavio Sala, well-known as Roberto Bussenghi. There will also be the show of the illusionist Daniele Er and the one of the singer Francesca Parrotta.

It will be presented by Maristella Polli, a much acclaimed journalist in Canton Ticino.

Presale can be found on You can send an email to or call us at the number +41(0)91 922 95 18 (from 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM).
Buying tickets before the show will be possible in loco, from 3.00 p.m.

– Adults: CHF 20.-
– Children ( aged from 7 to 12): CHF 10.-
– Free for children younger than 6 years old.

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Thursday, December 13th 2018, from 8.00 p.m at Chiesa Sant’Antonio Abate of Lugano:  Solidarity Concert


The 8th edition of the World Peace Forum will end in a solidarity concert, which will accompany us in a very special Christmas atmosphere.

The mezzo-soprano Julia Gertseva with her children’s choir “La Musica”, the Kolping-Singers of Lugano and the choir Val Genzana of Massagno will sing to celebrate Peace and Solidarity in the World, transmitting an unforgettable Christmas spirit that will live up your evening.
Entrance with free donation. As the other events, the funds raised will support the project of the Association in Ticino and the Philippines.

We are waiting for you, in order to celebrate together the beginning of the Holy Christmas.

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