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Formentera announces tender of 16 seasonal taxi permits for 2020/2021

Taxi FormenteraJThe Formentera Department of Mobility reports that the application period for seasonal chauffeurs’ licences began last Saturday and extends through Tuesday 10 March.

Individuals with permanent licences and salaried employees that can provide proof of at least five months’ worth of work in the sector over the last two years. Sixteen seasonal permits be available in 2020 and 2021, up from 10 in 2018/2019.

This year and next, eight seasonal drivers will provide service from 1 June to 31 August and the remaining eight from 1 July to 30 September, meaning a total of 16 seasonal cabs will be on the road in July and August, plus 25 vehicles driven by chauffeurs who operate year round.

In July and August, when the scheme to count and cap incoming vehicles is enforced, a total of 41 taxis will be in service. Last year the number was 35 — a 17% increase in twelve months.

“This 17% uptick, plus the 18% surge in bus rides on public transport, means more sustainable mobility alternatives for tourists and islanders”, said mobility chief Rafael González. “The upshot is that hitting our 2020 target of 4% fewer in-bound vehicles is going to be that much easier.”

Sustainable vehicles (hybrids)
The assignment of new seasonal taxis will be decided by public tender. Sustainable (hybrid) and new vehicles will receive higher ratings. According to González, “this time around we opted to give preference to hybrid vehicles, which are easier on the environment, and help push us closer to our final goal: making mobility sustainable on Formentera”.

Interested parties can review the terms and conditions here.

3 March 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Latest series of Catalan classes for Formentera adults starts 11 March

foto curs catala2The language advisory service of the Consell de Formentera is teeing up a new round of courses for adults keen to study the Catalan language. A total of seven groups will gather for classes in the morning or evening beginning 11 March. Morning classes will play out in the adult education centre, or Escola d’Adults, and evening lessons are scheduled for the secondary school, IES Marc Ferrer. Instruction will be available at the A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 levels.

The period of registration goes from 2 to 10 March and signups can be completed at no charge between 9.00am and 2.00pm at the Citizen Information Office (OAC, carrer Ramon Llull, 6).

This round of classes is meant to compliment an earlier round that took place from October to February. The latest series of classes will conclude just in time for the official tests organised in June by the language policy arm of the Balearic government.

For more information, visit the OAC or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

3 March 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Open enrolment for 2 April workshop on volunteering

cartell-2020-formacio---voluntThe Formentera Department of Social Welfare reports that islanders with a mind toward volunteering can now sign up for a special clinic set to take place 2 April at the Casal d’Entitats.

Geared towards volunteer groups and regular people alike, the training session will be led by staff experts from the Balearic Islands Platform for Volunteering (Plataforma del Voluntariat) in cooperation with the Govern balear. A specially-tuned session for groups and team leaders will happen first, Thursday 2 April from 11.00am to 1.00pm, focusing on guidelines in effect since November 2019 governing volunteer work. Then, from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, a course in basic volunteer training will offer normal folks an overview of what to expect, unpacking details about the volunteer groups that are out there, the rules to remember and the resources that are out there.

Formentera’s Department of Social Welfare encourages all islanders, whether already affiliated with a specific association or simply curious about starting out, to come out for the gathering.

Attendees must register in advance by visiting the Formentera Department of Social Welfare and www.plataformavoluntariat.org, sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and phoning toll-free 900 100 979.

2 March 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Consell and OCB make deal

foto 2020 conveni ocbConsell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer sat down with Joan Francesc Ferrer, treasurer of the Formentera chapter of Obra Cultura Balear, and local culture chief Susana Labrador to sign a collaborative agreement on culture and heritage for the year 2020.

The Formentera government will sponsor up to €9,000 of the OCB’s programming, which this year will include ‘Primavera de Cultura’ (Cultural Spring) and publication releases, lectures, round-table discussions, poetry readings and other events for the feast day of Sant Jordi. As a respected cultural entity, the group will also publish work designed to foment culture and the island’s historical and natural heritage, plus offer consulting and oversee research as required.

2 March 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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