(Registration deadline: November 8, 2023, to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost per person: CHF 10.00 / including lunch
Attention: Due to limited seats, please register as soon as possible!
After the forced pandemic hiatus, the “Village of Peace” returns by popular demand. It will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano. It is an educational day dedicated to schools on the themes of peace, human rights – particularly the rights of childhood, adolescence, and youth. The Village of Peace is part of the 11th edition of the “World Forum for Peace,” which will be held from November 18 to December 14, 2023, in various locations in Lugano.
The day, carried out in collaboration with other associations and professionals in the field who will provide their expertise, will feature 11 workshops on current topics.
At 09.30 there will be the official inauguration of the Peace Village in the presence of renowned guests, followed by two rounds of workshops during the day; from 10.00 to 12.15 and from 1.30 to 16.00. From 12.15pm to 1.30pm there will be a shared lunch, organized by our Association.
The workshops will have a duration of 30-40 minutes, after which there will be a rotation of classes in new locations, assigned by our Association, with special attention to the requests of the participating schools. All workshops will be adapted to various school contexts (elementary, middle, high schools, and vocational schools).
We would like to express our gratitude for the important collaboration of various associations and professionals working with us this year: Save the Children, Assefa, Swiss Red Cross, SwissABILITY, Pro Juventute, WWF, AMTIBU, the writer Ketty Magni, the international pianist Antonio Davì, and Mrs. Suzanne Palermo.
The Culture Ticino Network association of Lugano heartily thanks the City of Lugano, the Department of Health and Social Affairs of Bellinzona, as well as the cantonal program for the promotion of the rights of children and young people for their support.
PROVISIONAL EVENT PROGRAM
Welcome of participants at the Palazzo dei Congressi
9:30 to 10:00:
Official inauguration of the 11th edition of the World Forum for Peace with the participation of renowned guests and the welcome address by our president Margherita Maffeis-Natale. To enliven this first part, there will be school choirs from the Middle School of Bellinzona, under the direction of teacher Thomas Guggia, and the school choir “Crescendo Cantando” from the I.R.M.A Montessori House in Bedano, under the direction of teacher Barbara Busana.
10:00-12:15: First round of workshops
12:15-13:30: Shared lunch
13:30-16:00: Second round of workshops
The Culture Ticino Network Association is pleased to present the following workshops during the Village of Peace:
Workshop 1 THE GREAT CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE: PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Conducted by A. Margherita Maffeis-Natale, President and Founder of the Culture Ticino Network Association and Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Ticino
The workshop aims to delve into the following main themes: the right to life, development, as well as the right to live in an environment free from violence and discrimination. All of this will be applied to the Ticino reality and the Filipino context where the Culture Ticino Network Association operates.
To download the Workshop 1 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 2 SCHOOL AS EDUCATION FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT
Conducted by Katharina Kindler, ASSEFA (UN-recognized NGO)
The proposed workshop will involve interactive videos that, through real-life examples, aim to bring out the true meaning of Indian culture, starting from Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy.
To download the Workshop 2 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 3 ON THE PATH TO PEACE
Conducted by Marco Barzaghini, Friends of Ticino for Burundi (AMTIBU)
The first part will consist of a PowerPoint presentation of the association, while in the second part, the “Music Is Unity” project will be presented. This project gives young people in Burundi the opportunity to write songs and create music videos remotely with young people from Ticino. In the third part, each participant will write on a note a gesture of peace that they commit to practice in their daily lives.
To download the Workshop 3 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 4 WRITING AND READING AS MEANS OF COMMUNICATION TO LIVE AND DEFEND PEACE VALUES
Conducted by Ketty Magni, writer
During the workshop, various narrative proposals related to the theme of peace and human rights will be analyzed to stimulate the value of reading and writing as communicative tools through books, considered as friends. The goal is to gain familiarity with reading and writing to expand the mind and broaden cultural horizons, create awareness among young people, and develop critical thinking.
To download the Workshop 4 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 5 VALUES AS THE BASIS OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Conducted by Suzanne Palermo – illustrator and author for children, with the musical collaboration of Pinuccia Soffientini – music therapist
The workshop begins with the theme “Peace and Human Rights.” What does freedom, equality, dignity, and the right mean? Through two focused images and four short stories, we will explore the meaning of these concepts and the importance of values as the basis of human rights.
To download the Workshop 5 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 6 THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
Conducted by Pro Juventute
During the Pro Juventute Workshop, participants will reflect on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Activities will be tailored according to the age of the participants. It will be an opportunity to present Pro Juventute’s projects and its pedagogical project.
The project descriptions will be accompanied by articles, images, or videos.
To download the Workshop 6 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 7 WHEN DREAMS BLOOM INTO HOPE
Conducted by Nicole Rossi and Roberto Agosta, Executive Director of the SwissABILITY Association
The SwissABILITY Association offers a workshop on human rights, focusing particularly on the right to health, the right to adequate living conditions, including suitable housing, and the right to non-discrimination.
To download the Workshop 7 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 8 THE BIRTH OF CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Conducted by Save the Children
The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to the Rights of the Child. They will also discover that these rights concern all people and were born and co-developed in Switzerland.
Students will realize that everyone can contribute in some way to the promotion of children’s rights and support them.
To download the Workshop 8 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
Workshop 9 FUTURE GENERATIONS IN THE FIGHT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPECT
Conducted by WWF Youth
Climate change, deforestation, oceans filled with waste, and loss of biodiversity are problems that affect everyone. WWF Youth’s interactive activities are designed to raise awareness about the impact of daily habits (diet, waste, electricity, etc.) on the future of our home, Earth.
To download the Workshop 9 fact sheet – CLICK HERE
The Swiss Red Cross offers two different workshops, one in the morning and one in the afternoon!
MORNING: PLANET EARTH AS A GLOBAL VILLAGE; A WORLD OF PEACE AND UNITY
Conducted by Grazia Calanoce, Swiss Red Cross, Sottoceneri Section
In this workshop, various expressive and creative activities will be proposed for children and young people. Through drawings, collages, and role-playing games, participants will be encouraged to express their vision of a peaceful world and reflect on the values of peace and human rights. The goal is to promote unity, solidarity, and non-violent conflict resolution so that they can contribute to building a better world.
AFTERNOON: EXPERIENTIAL PRACTICAL LABORATORY
Conducted by Alessandra d’Angelo, Swiss Red Cross, Sottoceneri Section
The proposed activity is experiential and directly involves CRS (Swiss Red Cross) operators and asylum seekers and refugees; a practical laboratory will be conducted in which participants can reflect on the theme of peace and human rights.
To download the fact sheet for Workshop 10 – CLICK HERE
Workshop 11 HARMONIES OF RIGHTS: ILLUMINATING CHILDREN’S HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH IMAGES AND SOUNDS
Conducted by Antonio Davì, internationally renowned pianist
Participants will have the opportunity to travel through exciting photographs and short videos to explore the human rights of children. Through guided discussions, an inclusive space will be created to reflect on the meaning of each image and video, exploring the context and implications of the represented children’s human rights. By sharing ideas, experiences, and perspectives, an inspiring dialogue will be opened.
To download the fact sheet for Workshop 11 – CLICK HERE