The Chiara Lubich Centre, in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Education and Merit, the Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino and New Humanity, declares the fourth edition of the national competition “One city is not enough – Chiara Lubich, citizen of the world” open. Participants invited to submit entries by 22 April 2024.

An opportunity for reflection and in-depth study in the area of values underlying human relations, acceptance of diversity, development of new technologies and study. This is the objective of the National Competition entitled “One city is not enough. Chiara Lubich, citizen of the world”.

Promoted by the Chiara Lubich Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Merit, the Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino and New Humanity of the Focolare Movement, the competition is now in its fourth year and once again aims to underline the value of the Chiara Lubich’s message (born in Trent 1920 – died in Rocca di Papa 2008), founder of the Focolare Movement.

Considered one of the most important personalities of spirituality and thought of the 20th century, the promoter of a culture of unity and fraternity among peoples, Chiara Lubich anticipated many of the themes that are attracting worldwide attention today. For this reason, the competition dedicated to her, seeks to be a path for the new generations, one to be followed with creativity and commitment, to deepen their understanding of her thought and her life experience.

The competition, which has attracted numerous participants in previous years, is open to all primary and secondary school students in Italy, including those attending Italian institutes abroad, who can participate in the initiative with complete expressive autonomy, either as individuals, as a group or as a class.

Participants will be able to submit a written, graphic, plastic or multimedia piece of work, choosing one of the thematic areas described in the invitation for entries, their proposals should try to highlight the consonance between Chiara Lubich’s thought and action, since the second half of the 20th century, and the goals brought to the world’s attention by the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Entries must be submitted by 22 April 2024 according to the indications, and awards will be presented to the winners at an official ceremony to be held on 17 May 2024, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the headquarters of the International Centre of the Focolare Movement.

For more information, to download the invitation for entries and details about the entry requirements and procedures, please visit the Ministry of Education’s webpage ( or


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