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Consell and Espai Frumentària join forces to promote cultural programming

foto-signatura-conveni-espai-f1Chief of the Formentera government Alejandra Ferrer was joined by Espai Frumentària president Miquel Costa in signing into a effect a collaborative agreement to promote and expand the reach of cultural programming in 2020. Councillor of culture Susana Labrador was also on hand for the signing.

The deal is aimed at cultivating the local offering of cultural events in 2020. Under the agreement Espai Frumentària promises to organise cultural and artistic programming such as “El 7 a les 6”, screenings of arthouse cinema, concerts, exhibits and a theatre workshop on design and production. The Formentera government will offer up to €7,000 to support the group’s programming.


28 February 2020
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Next Sunday, Formentera celebrates Int’l Women’s Day with charity run and politically-engaged activities

foto 2020 dia dona 3Formentera’s president and councillor of equality and LGTBI, Alejandra Ferrer and Vanessa Parellada, respectively, were joined by Espai Dones director Dolores Fernández Tamargo in unveiling the list of events on offer to help islanders ring in International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March.

Ferrer applauded Fernández Tamargo for once again putting together a jam-packed programme of exhibits, film screenings, concerts, round tables, book launches and more. According to the president, one thing the events all share is “educating islanders about the importance of working hard to deliver real equality for women”.

Details about the events calendar were outlined by the Espai Dones director, who underscored one day in particular: Sunday 8 March, International Women’s Day.

The day starts at 11.00am with the sixth Run for Women (Cursa solidària de la Dona), an event encompassing not only a fun-run but a walk as well, both of which are designed to raise money for the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC). A community paella will also be organised later that day in Sa Senieta car park (Sant Francesc), with money again going to benefit the AECC.

From 11.00am on that same day an information stand will be set up and posters put up around Plaça de la Constitució as batucada troupe Bloco Colubraria provide percussive rhythms. Islanders are encouraged to come out for a 1.00pm reading of the day’s manifesto, followed by a group of women performing “A rapist in your path” (Un violador al teu camí). Rehearsals take place today from 7.00pm to 8.00pm and same time next Friday in the IES Marc Ferrer sport and fitness centre. The rehearsals and performance are open to all women.

Exhibit

At 8.00pm on Monday 2 March, the Sala d’Exposions (Ajuntament Vell) will host the opening of “Mujeres trabajando por mujeres”, an exploration of the women’s struggle past and present by María María Acha-Kutscher. Currently residing in Spain, Peruvian artist Acha-Kutscher is a visual artist dedicated to the feminist cause. Her show will be open 11.00am to 2.00pm ad 6.00pm to 8.00pm until 14 March (Sundays and Monday mornings closed).

Programme:

Friday 6 March, 8.30pm | Sunday 8 March, 8.00pm
Una cuestión de género, a film by Mimi Lede
Sala de Cultura (Cinema)

Saturday 7 March, 8.30pm [L’Illa a Escena]
Les Kol·lontai. Barnasants concerts. Music for International Women’s Day.
Sala de Cultura (Cinema)

Monday 9 March, 7.00pm
Round-table discussion with speakers from the lecture series Figures in Local History (Personatges de la nostra Història). Discussion will focus on women in the recent history of Eivissa and Formentera. Presented by Friends of the Museum of Archaeology (AAMAEF).
Sala d’Exposicions ‘Ajuntament Vell’

Friday 13 March, 8.00pm
Presentation of Miren Jaurne Martinez’s book La venus que rompió el espejo. Jaurne Martinez is a youtuber and “body positive” advocate.
Marià Villangómez Library

Wednesday 18 March, 7.00pm
Documentary, En la brecha (dir. Claudia Rei). Discussion on gender inequality in the workplace to follow.
Casal de Joves

Sunday 22 March, 12 noon
Twelfth Tribute to the Elderly Woman of Formentera
Sala de plens, Centre de Dia

Thursday 26 March, 7.00pm
Round-table discussion “The road to women's empowerment”
With Guardia Civil Women and Minors Division sergeant Antonia Alanzol, department of research into and prevention of addictive behaviour director Bélen Alvite and writer/blogger Pilar Ruiz. The discussion will be moderated by Diario de Ibiza director Cristina Martín.
Sala de plens, Centre de Dia

Friday 3 April, 7.00pm
Lecture “Masculinity and men in the age of feminism”
With Ritxar Bacete
Sala d’actes, Plaça de la Constitució

Councillor Parellada applauded various local groups for close involvement in this year’s programme, pointing out that “they’re all working to contribute to a more equal world” and encouraging islanders to come, participate and have fun in the many events.

28 February 2020
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

El Consell adquireix una font d’aigua per als esdeveniments públics al carrer

gabrielet1El Consell de Formentera, a través de l’àrea de Medi Ambient, informa que ha adquirit una font d’aigua perquè es pugui instal·lar en els esdeveniments públics que se celebren al carrer. La font ja es va estrenar el passat diumenge per la rua de Carnaval i també es farà servir per a la cursa de la Dona, del 8 de març. Mentre no s’utilitzi en esdeveniments com aquests, la font quedarà instal·lada al poliesportiu Antoni Blanc per a l’ús dels esportistes i ajudar així a l’eliminació de plàstics d’un sol ús. L’adquisició d’aquesta font ha tingut un cost de 5.186,06 euros. Aquesta iniciativa forma part del projecte ‘Consell de Formentera lliure de plàstics’, que es va aprovar l’any passat i que té prevista la instal·lació d’una trentena de fonts d’aigua en les dependències insulars. Aquest servei es troba en fase de licitació. Un altre dels punts d’aquest projecte és la valoració de la instal·lació de fonts al carrer en zones d’afluència de gent.

27 de febrer de 2020
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

Formentera street dancers to perform in Palma as part of Balearic celebration

foto-2020-dancers-11The Formentera Department of Youth reports that the Casal de Joves’ street dance group will represent Formentera in Balearic Islands Day celebrations in Palma (Mallorca). Five Formentera youths ages 14 to 15 will be joined by Imma Vidal, their dance teacher at the Casal, for an array of street and contemporary dance performances. The group will perform at 1.15pm at Passeig de Sagrera and 5.00pm at Mercat de Palma. Other events on the island will feature performances from Formentera troupes specialised in traditional dance and the hometown batucada percussion group Bloco Calubraria.

President Alejandra Ferrer will give a speech as part of Formentera’s Balearic Islands Day celebrations on 1 March. The event, which starts at 12 noon in Plaça de la Constitució, will include performances by Es Xacoters and Es Pastorells troupes and a sampling of signature fare from the island.

Tomorrow (Friday) comes with another Balearic Islands Day event, a concert by Pilar Mena & Bro’s (representing Formentera) and Ana Martí (representing Mallorca). Not only is La Mola’s Casa del Poble hosting the 8.00pm event, they’re providing other support as well. Similar concerts will take place simultaneously all across the islands. On Saturday, runners will once again line up for the ninth Formentera All Round Trail, setting out in La Savina harbour on a 72.5K tour of the local coastline that ends up right back where it started. Find out more about the event, including how to sign up, at www.elitechip.net.

27 February 2020
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

In six months Formentera creates 15 job banks for new hires and temps

foto 2020 casa consistorialThe human resources arm of the Formentera government is several months into the creation of 15 catalogues of job listings for temporary and permanent employees. Department chief Paula Ferrer, who took to the floor at yesterday’s plenary to review the efforts under her watch, framed the job banks (borsins de treball) as part of a host of measures this term designed “to stabilise services and improve the way local government engages with islanders”. Since September, the department has sought applicants in areas like agriculture, administration, law, psychology, archiving, culture, youth, social work, veterinary services, swimming, language normalisation, security for cultural displays, inspections and vehicle roadworthiness testing.

Councillor Ferrer described the job banks as a key piece of her department’s strategy, which she said was more broadly geared towards priorities such as slowly growing the government’s base of professional staff, passing the Schedule of Positions (Relació de Llocs de Treball), creating a common salary chart for government employees and coming up with a new collective labour agreement.

To get there, Ferrer underscored the importance of collective bargaining. So far the negotiating committee has met four times since the start of the current term, and Councillor Ferrer insisted it must remain a key part of the administration’s bargaining arrangement with trade unions. Ferrer described collaboration between the two sides as lively, holding it up as the driving force behind progress in areas like hammering out terms for standard and exceptional recruitment to the Formentera Local Police force, and improving such terms for employees at Ferrovial, firefighters and monitors at the sport centre.


26 February 2020
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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