The Association Culture Ticino Network in Lugano is glad 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 opening evening and Solidarity Gala Dinner will be held on Saturday 19 November 2022 from 17:00 at the Hotel de la Paix in Lugano, with renowned guests and many surprises. 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. Read the program by clicking HERE


On Thursday 13 October 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the 8th edition of the cross-border event organised by the Culture Ticino Network Association of Lugano, “Walking for Peace and the Environment“, took place. We are happy to share with you that, two years after the last edition – due to the pandemic -, the event was a great success and we want to thank you for your presence and support. For the first time, this year, the event also opened its doors to schools, which appreciated the initiative, attending with over 200 children. During the day, a long procession of people, under a warm October sun, passed through Malcantone and Varesotto with one common goal and desire: to promote peace in the world, respect for the environment and solidarity between peoples. Read more ➡


On the occasion of the 8th edition of the event “Walking for Peace and the Environment”, which took place on 13 October 2022, the call for competition “Write the Song of Peace” was launched to celebrate the first 10 years of activity of the Culture Ticino Network Association. Primary and secondary school children as well as children’s choirs from the Ticino, Como and Varese provinces are invited to participate. The 2022/2023 call for entries has as its object the creation of lyrics for one or more songs for peace, with a focus on the culture of peace and the protection of the environment, addressing the themes of kindness, friendship and cultures. Read more ➡


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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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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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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