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Formentera welcomes Balearics' first Manga and Anime Festival

The Directorate General of Language Policy launches the first Catalan-Language Manga and Anime Festival (FEMA), an initiative to promote the use of Catalan through the Japanese cultural expressions of anime cinema and manga comics.

The festival seeks to promote and energise the culture of manga comics and anime in Catalan as a gateway for the promotion of Catalan among younger audiences. It also aims to showcase Catalan-language publications in the genre and take the pulse of screenings of anime series and films in Catalan.

This is the first festival of its kind to be organised across the Balearic Islands and the first time it is held entirely in Catalan in the Catalan Countries. Formentera's part of the programme will take place 8 and 15 April at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

The programme includes various activities:

1) Introductory workshops to manga and kanji, colloquiums with experts in anime and manga in Catalan, karaoke, costume contests and more at Formentera's youth drop-in centre (Casal de Joves). From 10.00am to 2.00pm, Saturday 8 April.
2) Screenings of the recent anime releases Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time (8 April) and Blue Thermal (15 April) at Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time
Tamaki Tsuru is a young athlete who has been in sports clubs until high school. Arriving at university, with the goal of advancing her love life and due to a series of events, she ends up in the campus glider club.

Blue Thermal
Fourth and final instalment of "The Reconstruction of Evangelion". Misato and her anti-NERV group, Wille, arrive in a Paris coloured red by nucleation. The crew of the Wunder ship land on a containment tower with only 720 seconds to restore the city. When a horde of NERV Eves appears, the upgraded Eva 8 Unit must intercept them. Meanwhile, Shinji, Asuka and Rey roam Japan.

Prices and tickets
Tickets are available on www.entradesformentera.cat for €3. Unemployed people, under-employed freelancers, retirees, under-25s, people with functional diversity, single-parent families and large families pay half price.

Complete information is available at dgpoling.caib.cat.

31 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Casal de Joves celebrates 15th anniversary in one activity-packed day

foto 2023iii casal BThe Office of Youth of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that Friday 31 March, the Casal de Joves will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its opening. At 4.30pm, the island's youth drop-in centre will host an open day where all of Formentera can get to know the facilities and meet Casal youth and staff.

From 5.00pm, there will be children's activities like face painting, spin art, table football and other games so that, in the words of Vanessa Parellada, youth councillor, "pre-teens can start getting to know the centre too, with Casal teens on hand to lead the way". Parents and Casal attendees from years past can also come enjoy the celebration, said Parellada. "The idea is to open the space to children —who will soon be old enough to use the Casal too— and other family members, for a party that is inclusive and has a place for everyone, but which puts young people at the centre."

At 6.00pm, a snack will be offered to all attendees. From 8.30pm, the audience will guide the "actors" in an activity called "Improxoc" through creation of a totally improvised story. The performance will be followed by a pizza dinner and, at 10.00pm, the evening's crowning event: a rap concert from the first generations of Casal youth (Lu, Tur, Acqua, Gawchito, Flaco Fer and Dj Day-n).

13 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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With questionnaire, Formentera youth participate again in creating third Plan for Children and Youth

The Office of Youth Affairs of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that a questionnaire is being administered that will allow local 11- to 19-year-olds to help design youth policies in the years ahead. This survey is part of a study to develop Formentera's third Plan for Children and Youth.

"If you had a magic wand, what would you want to do on Formentera?" is the question put to young people at the start of a questionnaire about possibilities for leisure, culture, free time, citizen participation, health, peer relationships, etc.

As explained by Vanessa Parellada, youth affairs councillor, "the responses will guide us in developing this third strategic plan for Formentera children and youth. The plan will also include the participation of entities and social partners from all areas of Formentera related to children and youth."

"This information will serve to update our study of local children and youth's situation, and will shape an analysis highlighting which needs are best met, the achievements of the second Plan and the direction that the next plan will take, as well as the projects it will include", added Councillor Parellada.

Responses are anonymous, and the form can be filled out at the following address: shorturl.at/dlFZ9. A poster with a QR code will also be posted on social media and on the Consell de Formentera website to invite young people to participate. The questionnaire has additionally been distributed among pupils at IES Marc Ferrer and youth at the Casal de Joves.

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The second Plan for Children and Youth was adopted in September 2018 and related proposals were scheduled to be developed between 2018 and 2022.

4 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

This March, Casal de Joves turns 15

The Office of Youth Affairs of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to announce the activities programmed at the Casal de Joves during the month of March. Vanessa Parellada, youth affairs councillor pointed out that the island's youth drop-in centre will turn 15 this month, and to celebrate, the team are preparing a very special party for Casal youth and staff.

The activities bill starts today, Friday 3 March, with young people enjoying an evening of memory games. Tomorrow will come with an evening of art, where youth will tap into their creative side.

On International Women's Day, 8 March, a related film will be shown. "These days offer a chance for young people to get in touch with political struggles and history, and to foment a critical spirit that serves to make the world fairer and more egalitarian", said Vanessa Parellada.

Activities will continue all month long, with games on Friday (10 March), a table tennis tournament on Saturday (11 March), a collage workshop on Wednesday (15 March), a henna workshop on Friday (17 March), crafts for families on Saturday (19 March), a screening of the film "Green Book" on Wednesday (22 March), a custard cooking workshop on Friday (24 March), "Holi Intercultural" on Saturday (25 March) and the film "Planet 51" on Wednesday (29 March).

At the end of the month, on Friday (31 March), a party will be held to celebrate the drop-in centre's fifteenth anniversary. The Casal de Joves is for young people ages ten and up and is open from 4.00pm to 10.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday, all year long.

3 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Casal de Joves presents February activities programme

foto 2023ii cdjThe Office of Youth Affairs of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to announce the activities scheduled at the Casal de Joves this February. Vanessa Parellada, youth affairs councillor, explained that, as every month, young people and staff at the island's youth drop-in centre "have tailored a programme to the tastes of Casal youth, with everything from classic creative games to more recent hits like a trip to the go-kart track on Eivissa."

The programme starts today with a film night, settee and popcorn included, and a second session will take place Wednesday 22 February. This Friday (3 February), it's a universal classic and favourite among youth at the Casal: bowling, this time using repurposed material. And Saturday (4 February), Casal youth can belt out all their favourite tunes at an individual and group karaoke session.

Next Wednesday (8 February), a mask-making workshop will be held ahead of this month's Carnival. Then on Friday (10 February), the crowd at the Casal will prepare a classic recipe, rice pudding. Saturday (11 February) is the day to plug in the Wii Sport to enjoy virtual sports in pairs and groups.

The activities continue on Wednesday 15 February with freestyle dance, self-expression games and rhythmic movement. At Dance al Casal, Thursday 16 February, participants will stage a group choreography. Saturday 18 February, youth can get decked out in temporary tattoos. Friday 24 February, the gang will play the family version of memory and card games with familiar faces from the Casal and beyond.

Go-karting on Eivissa
Finally, one of the most eagerly awaited activities on the bill happens Saturday 25 February: an outing to the Eivissa go-kart track. Advance registration is required, but the activity is free for all Casal members.

The Casal de Joves team leads all activities. The centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. More information about activities is available on site, or by sending an email to casal@conselldeformentera.cat or calling 971 323 493.

1 February 2023
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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