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Formentera has new master craftsman and five new artisans

foto 2022 cartes artesanalsToday Ana Juan, President and Councillor of Commerce of the Consell de Formentera, together with Alejandra Ferrer, Vice President, delivered today six new craftsmanship cards to people who passed the exam last October. The people who have obtained the new letters are: Hernán Gustavo Fernández, Master Craftsman Jeweler; Yessica Camacho, Games and Entertainment Artisan Card-holder; Maria Isabel Escandell, Artisan of Costume Jewellery Card-holder; Estefania Hernandez, Artisan Object Decorator Card-holder; Beatriz Rivero, Artisan Jeweller Card-holder, and Juan Zarco, Artisan Object Decorator Card-holder.

Ana Juan congratulated the new artisans who have received the diploma "for the effort to train and grow in this trade, which shows the interest that awakens our crafts and handmade product of Formentera". Juan pointed out that the exam had not been held since 2017 and that it is the Consell's intention to give it continuity. "Artisan markets, in addition to the great tourist value, are a small industry that we must take care of and promote," said the president of the Consell.

The artisans who have received the diploma passed an examination evaluated by the technical board of crafts, formed by technicians of the Consell and master craftsmen, which consisted in the artisan having to make the product in his workshop for which he wanted to specialize, while the members of the court observed the working methods and asked practical questions about the technique and the process of elaboration. In addition, applicants must have knowledge of the basic syllabus, depending on whether they opt for the title of artisan or master craftsman, such as basic notions of the craft, tools, tools and machinery of the trade, the origin of the materials used, the process of preparation, handling, processing and finishing, or safety and hygiene of the trade, among others.

Currently, on Formentera there are 68 card-holding artisans, 11 master craftsmen and 4 honorary master craftsmen.

10 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera goes on second national promotional route in Malaga, Seville and Bilbao

foto 2022 ruta nacional turismeThe Formentera Office of Tourism is pleased to report that this week local representatives will take part in the second promotional route with cities of mainland Spain that have good air connections to reach our island. Monday 9 May in Malaga; Tuesday 10 May in Seville and Wednesday 11 May in Bilbao, promotional roadshows are being held for the national press, travel agents and representatives of the tourism sector.

"As always, we will promote the sports and cultural activities that are organized in pre and post season to attract domestic visitors, we will also enhance the island's heritage, nature trails, ornithological routes and ecogastronomy, among others" , as explained by the Carlos Bernús, head of promotion, who will participate in these actions. In late April, the first national promotion route for 2022 was carried out and the cities of Valencia, Barcelona and Madrid were visited.

Promotion in London

On Thursday 12 May, a presentation will be given to some twenty journalists from the sustainability and tourism press at 12 noon at the Green House Hotel in London. This is intended to reach the end reader of several media outlets that target an audience with high purchasing power.

Further, on Sunday 15 May there will be a tour of Formentera with 41 European travel agents, the agents will participate in a "fam" (familiarising) trip for travel agents "to show the friendliest side of the island in low season so that they can promote our destination", as Bernús stressed.

10 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Second Formentera Astronòmica shows the best of the island's night sky to tourists and residents

foto 2022 fa CThe Formentera Office of Tourism is pleased to report that this weekend the second Formentera Astronòmica was held. About 100 adults, including residents and tourists, participated in some of the activities organized during the festival and discovered part of the exciting world of the stars.

It has also had an outpouring of public children's activities, throughout the weekend 500 children made crafts and visited the planetarium installed in Sant Francesc's Plaça de la Constitució, where an astrophysicist expert in astronomy education explained to children interested in our cosmos.

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Alejandra Ferrer expressed her satisfaction with the organization of this event, which has been very well received by both our visitors and Formentera star lovers. She also pointed out that Formentera's low light pollution makes the island an ideal place to enjoy the night sky. For this reason, Vice President Ferrer stressed that Formentera has begun the process to become a "Starlight" destination, which brings together the places in the world where the stars can best be observed.

Programme

The daytime part of the event took place in Sant Francesc. The talks were held in a hotel and the workshops in the Plaça de la Constitució. The nocturnal part was carried out in several natural places with little light pollution and fused with gastronomy, there were two themed dinners with stargazing, participants took a trip into space through telescopes and participated in a night photography workshop. Notably, Javier Aranda, a Michelin-starred distinguished chef, cooked with local chef Juan Exojo, at a dinner with journalists and speakers.

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Speakers specialised in astronomy included Carlos Briones, CSIC researcher; Manuel González, astronomer; Eva Ramírez, INECO expert; Asier Arranz, AI and astronomy communicator at Nvidia; Dalila Dawid, night photography expert; Miguel Ángel Molina, general manager of space at GMV; Rosa Rodríguez of SOCIB.

The Formentera Astronomical Association (AAF) once again collaborated in the event. Thanks to new AAF telescopes, two night sessions of observation of the cosmos were carried out.

9 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera20 celebrates 10 years of helping put island on the digital map

foto 2022 f20 AThe Formentera Office of Tourism is pleased to report that this weekend the tenth Formentera20 was held. For four days, experts in digital culture, communication and creativity shared ideas and talent in different spaces on the island in a reduced format in which 50 lovers of the digital environment took part.

Alejandra Ferrer, Vice President and Councillor of Tourism, showed her satisfaction at having celebrated ten years of this event that brings together experts in communication and marketing on Formentera and that, in addition, "has led to 50 participants who through social media help position Formentera as a benchmark in social media and in the press", she added.

Rosa Castells, Director of Formentera20, stressed that to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the festival "we have brought together for the first time experts from the most important platforms of the moment such as Netflix, Meta (Facebook), Twitter, Prisa, TikTok... along with great professionals such as publicist Toni Segarra, Bruno Sellés, co-founder of Vasava, and Isabelita Virtual".

The proximity between all participants created the conditions for a real network and an exchange of ideas that serve as a starting point for new projects at an event that, once again this year, is summarised under the slogan #DisconnectToConnect.


9 May 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Second Formentera Astronòmica unveils planetarium to bring the stars to the children of Formentera

foto 2022 planetarium AThe Formentera Office of Tourism is pleased to report that the second Formentera Astronòmica will take place between 6 and 8 May. Among the activities on the programme, which can be found on https://www.formenteraastronomica.com, there is a free activity for children and young people.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 2.00pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm, 20 sessions will be held at the planetarium. During 40-minute session, an astrophysicist specialised in the didactics of astromomy will explain to interested children our cosmos. Reservations are not required, but space at activities is limited.

The planetarium will be set up in Plaça de la Constitució. On Friday morning, school children will visit. Children's workshops will also be held in the morning. The event will additionally feature the return of a drawing contest for children 14 and under called "The Star Tourist". Contest submissions will be accepted until 6 May at concurso@formenteraastronomica.com.

4 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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