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Formentera recognises the work of island volunteers

foto 2021xii voluntariat aToday, for International Volunteer Day, the Formentera Office of Social Welfare is pleased to present a video salute to the valuable work of local volunteers. The clip highlights the wealth of volunteer actions on Formentera and, secondly, as Rafael Ramírez, Councillor of Social Welfare, pointed out, "we want to thank the people who offer their selfless work day in day out". "Our institutions must actively recognise the role of volunteers and their visibility in society", said Councillor Ramírez.

He remarked that "Formentera has a diverse, committed and supportive fabric of associations that face new situations and challenges every day in a bid to secure a society that is fairer and more egalitarian". The councillor took the opportunity to applaud the local chapter of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, AECC), which received the Balearic government's Savina Prize on 1 December. "The AECC is an example of volunteer work bridging the values of commitment and generosity", he said.

Volunteer work is cross-cutting, covering many areas and groups. It is an essential instrument in our society, not only on account of the values implicit in the organised participation of citizens, but because it represents a commitment to the general interest and encourages justice, social cohesion and a more inclusive, relational and participative society.

Training days

To promote volunteering, last week the Consell de Formentera staged two days in which thirty people participated. In the first, an information session, there were eleven attendees from six local groups; about twenty people took part in the training day held Saturday.


5 December 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

10 newly arrived islanders complete Course in Social and Cultural Integration

foto 2021xi curs integracioYesterday ten students from a range of backgrounds including Colombia, Argentina, Morocco and Brazil completed a course offered by the Formentera Office of Social Welfare to promote social and cultural integration. 2021 marks the fifteenth year of the Curs d'Integració Social i Cultural. Rafael Ramírez, Councillor of Social Welfare, attended the last class and presented students with diplomas. The councillor applauded the "interest and resolve of participants", for whom the course offers the prospect of an integration report from the Balearic Islands' regional government and preparation for the CCSE citizenship test.

Classes at the Escola d'Adults were given by Dolores Fernández Tamargo and focused on the constitutional values of the Spanish state, human rights and public freedoms, the Balearic Statute of Autonomy, the European Union and equality between women and men.

1 December 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Una trentena de persones participen en les jornades de voluntariat a Formentera

foto 2021 voluntariatAUna trentena de persones ha participat aquest cap de setmana en les dues jornades organitzades per la Plataforma del Voluntariat de les Illes Balears i l'àrea de Benestar Social del Consell de Formentera per fomentar el voluntariat a l'illa. En la primera d'elles, una jornada informativa, varen participar onze persones de sis entitats de l'illa; i en la jornada de formació de dissabte varen assistir prop de vint persones. Des de l'àrea de Benestar Social, es valora de manera "molt positiva" la celebració d'aquesta iniciativa per "l'alta participació i el contingut molt útil" de la formació.

29 de novembre de 2021
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

Formentera hosts awareness activities for International Day of Persons with Functional Diversity

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare (Conselleria de Benestar Social/CBS) is pleased to report that for International Day of Persons with Functional Diversity, 3 December, an assortment of activities will take place starting this weekend at the municipal football field and ending 3 December with a charity walk.

The activities are organised by the Association of People with Special Needs of Eivissa-Formentera (Apneef); the Association ofFibromyalgiaand Fatigue SyndromeChronicof Eivissa-Formentera (AFFAC) and the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), and benefit from the support of the Consell de Formentera.

Councillor of Social Welfare Rafa Ramírez praised the work of these associations that work "to improve the social integration of people with functional diversity" and underscored the importance of agitating for the rights of functionally diverse individuals. The councillor stressed that "the support of the administration is decisive in achieving this goal" and encouraged the people of Formentera to participate in the awareness-building activities.

Activities scheduled in the days ahead, in chronological order:

12 noon, Sunday 28 November | Municipal football field
People with functional diversity get in free to the match between SD Formentera and Cerdanyola del Vallès CF, plus, there will be an inclusive reading at the start of the match.

29 November to 2 December | Ràdio Illa 107.9. www.radioillaformentera.cat 
Experts in integration, diversity and people with disabilities feature in a segment called 'Diversely Skilled'.

5.00pm, Thursday 2 December | Punt de Lectura, Espai Cultural de Sant Ferran
Núria Font and Amaya Fernández host a story-time called 'El cazo de Lorenzo'. Limited capacity. For children 2-3 years old and up.

6.30pm, Thursday 2 December | Casal de Joves
Programme for International Day of People with Functional Diversity.
Screening of the short film Bla Bla Bla Bla (4 min, 2015)
Director and producer: Alexis Morante.
Screening of the film Wonder (2017)
Director: Stephe*6n Chbosky.
Closing talk with young people.

11.00am, Friday 3 December | Jardí de ses Eres
On International Day of Persons with Functional Diversity, a charity walk (departure: Jardí de ses Eres) and reading of the manifesto. 

26 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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This Thursday, psychologist Cristina Torres Costa talks positive education as part of 'Talks for families and teachers'

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare is pleased to report that from 5.00pm this Thursday 25 November, islanders can catch 'With positive education, everybody wins!', the latest instalment in the 'Talks for families and teachers' lecture series. Led by psychologist and family intervention expert Cristina Torres Costa, the talk will take place in the plenary hall (sala de plens) of the Consell de Formentera. Childcare will be offered. Underage attendees must wear a mask and current public health measures will be enforced. Interested parties should reserve their spot in advance by emailing educaciosocial@conselldeformentera.cat or phoning 971 321 271.

22 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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