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Formentera and Espai Dones team up to further equality and tackle gender violence

foto 2020 conveni Espai DoneThe president and equality chief of the Consell de Formentera, Alejandra Ferrer and Vanessa Parellada, respectively, were joined today by Maria Dolores Fernández Tamargo, director of the group Espai Dones, in putting their signatures on a collaborative agreement unlocking €3,000 to promote equality and prevent gender violence on the island in 2020.

Espai Dones pledges to develop programming to promote and enrich the struggle to win gender equality and prevent gender violence. To get there, the group will pilot educational programmes concentrating on equality and women’s rights.

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 formacio@plataformavoluntariat.org and phoning toll-free 900 100 979.

2 March 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

From 3–26 March, Formentera stages 14th round of classes to help foreigners finesse cultural and social integration

curs-2019-integracio--jpFrom 19-28 February, enrolment will be open for the Formentera Department of Social Welfare’s course on social and cultural integration. The course is held twice yearly at the island’s adult learning centre, and for this round, classes extend from 3-26 March. Students who complete the course successfully receive a report from the Balearic government accrediting the holder’s efforts towards integration, and classes serve to prepare individuals ahead of the CCSE citizenship test.

Space is available for 15 and individuals interested in enrolling are asked to inquire at the social welfare office during regular office hours, 9.00am to 2.00pm. A valid ID (temporary residence card or passport) is required for registration. Conducted over 20 hours in two weekly sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30 to 7.00pm, the course will be held in the large classroom of the Escola d’Adults.

Topics covered will include Spain's constitutional values, human rights and civil liberties, the Balearic Statute of Autonomy, the European Union and gender equality, among others.

10 February 2020
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Red Cross info session at Casa del Poble in La Mola

creuroja1Red Cross of Eivissa-Formentera is teaming up with Formentera’s social welfare division to host a 6.00pm information session next Wednesday, 12 February, at Casa del Poble in La Mola. In need of local volunteers, the charitable organisation hopes to shed light on ongoing projects and encourage islanders lend a hand.

6 February 2020
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Consell and Red Cross team up to host two volunteer sessions on Formentera this weekend

sessio---la-mola-13-12-20191This weekend, the Eivissa-Formentera Red Cross and the Formentera social welfare department will stage two events at the weekend aimed at encouraging islanders to engage in volunteer action.

The first, which takes place tomorrow (Friday) at 6.00pm in La Mola's Casa del Poble, is an information session about ongoing Red Cross projects and what to do to get involved.

Saturday 14 December comes with a special gathering for volunteers. Unfolding from 11.00am to 2.00pm in Sant Francesc's Plaça de la Constitució, the day-long event, or jornada, will include basic CPR training, immobilisation demos, functional stimulation activities, recycling workshop and games for children.

Volunteer day canceled to due rough weather
The Department of Social Welfare reports that, in light of the forecast bout of inclement weather, the volunteer training initially scheduled for tomorrow, 13 December, in the morning and afternoon, is canceled until further notice. The Consell de Formentera extends its apologies to volunteers and is hopeful the programme will be held after the Christmas holidays. The training was organised with support from the regional and local governments by the Plataforma del Voluntariat.

12 December 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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