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After 2 years of forced standstill due to the pandemic, the Association Culture Ticino Network in Lugano is pleased to invite you to the important 10th edition of the World Forum for Peace, on the topic of Peace and the Environment, which will be held from 19 November 2022 to 15 December 2022 in various locations in Ticino.

The current situation characterised by the health crisis, climate change and recent wars must push us to join forces and not remain indifferent.

This important edition of the World Forum for Peace wants to help us become aware and share possible goals and solutions to be ready to face these important changes.


On Saturday 19 November 2022, from 5 p.m. at the gorgeous Hotel de la Paix in Lugano, there will be the opening evening of the 10th World Forum for Peace.

Starting at 5.00 p.m. the welcome greetings by the President of the Association and Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Ticino Margherita Maffeis-Natale, the authorities and special guests. This first part of the evening will be enriched by the performance of Julia Gertseva‘s choral group of children. The Round Table will follow this: “Peace and the Environment: Reflections and Prevention” in which Markus Krienke, Professor of Modern Philosophy and Social Ethics, and Daniele Ryser, ETH Agronomist, will speak. The whole event will be moderated by Antonio Franzi.






An aperitif with musical entertainment will follow at 7 p.m., finishing with the eagerly awaited Solidarity Gala Dinner with lots of surprises and fun. The evening’s musical entertainment will be provided by the talented musical duo “Le Unio” (Voice: Francesca Parrotta, Violin: Natalia Carpenco).

Special guests will speak during the event, including the Hon. Tiziano Galeazzi and writer Ketty Magni.

The presenter of the event will be Maristella Polli, a well-known face in the Ticino panorama.


The cost of the Solidarity Dinner is CHF 120.00 per person, payable to the account of the Association Culture Ticino Network, Via Cortivallo 3a, 6900 Lugano:

IBAN: CH140024724710719501F

“The great wealth of humanity lies in solidarity.”  Many thanks for your support for those most in need!

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On Sunday, 11 December 2022, from 4 p.m. at the “Spazio Aperto” Centre in Bellinzona, there will be the opening of the suggestive exhibition of solidarity art by the artists Alvaro Stoppa and Domenico Gaetano Sollazzo. The artists will be presented by Igor Nastic and Candy Duante. The event will be accompanied by singing and musical entertainment by Tenor Mauro Bonomi and Pianist Alvaro Stoppa. Refreshments will follow to round off the event. Finissage of the exhibition: 26 March 2023.






On Thursday, 15 December 2022, from 8.30 p.m., at the wonderful Sant’Antonio Church in Lugano, we will close this important edition with a very special solidarity concert full of emotions. Two renowned choirs from the Lugano area will perform in this event: the Kolping Singers from Lugano and the Valgenzana Choir from Massagno, the latter accompanied by the narrator Nicola Olivieri.





The talented violinist Natalia Carpenco, with the accompaniment of pianist and composer Antonio Davì, will perform beautiful pieces by Ennio Morricone, creating a unique atmosphere. Admission to the solidarity concert is free.


The Association Culture Ticino Network in Ticino and the Philippines has also been supporting humanitarian projects in the Philippines for several years. During the events, there will be the possibility to taste and buy the tasty cake “Gioia Esotica”, made in collaboration with the historical bakery and pastry shop Bignasca SA in Sonvico.

The proceeds will be donated to the project “Vocational training in the field of bakery/pastry and support for the start-up of independent businesses in the province of Bulacan in the Philippines”.

Project partners are Korphill Training Centre in Bulacan and our sister association Culture Ticino Network and Philippines Association in Paombong/Philippines, established in 2020. The beneficiaries of the scholarships will be women and men in need.