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This April, Sant Jordi and Beni Trutmann photo contest turn up on the Casal de Joves activities calendar

foto 2022iv casal de joves BThe Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to announce the programme offered by the team of the island's youth drop-in centre this April. "It's all about entertainment and support for young people, and activities related to the Beni Trutmann photography contest are particularly stand-out features of this month's programme", said Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth, who pointed out that the end of the month wound find local youth joining traditional Sant Jordi celebrations, too.

Last Friday, 1 April, youth at the Casal slipped off their shoes and held a Twister championship. Activities continued over the weekend, with the centre holding a spin art workshop to practise colour creation and creativity on Saturday 2 April.

This Thursday 7 April, there will be an idea-sharing workshop where participants will hold a debate on topics of their choosing. The aim is to create a participatory space for dialogue and sharing. And, rekindling a pastime for all ages, on Friday 8 April there will be children's games! On Saturday 9 April, there will be a brainstorming session to find the best photographs of the island and encourage young people to participate in the 2022 Beni Trutmann photo contest. The deadline to compete is Tuesday 12 April, and the Casal will help participating youth to send their snapshots. On Saturday 16 April, there will be another afternoon of games where a space will be created for group play and sharing. A cooking workshop will take place on Friday 22 April.

Sant Jordi

On Saturday 23 April, Sant Jordi festivities will also be at the Casal de Joves, where youth will discuss books and a Sant Jordi decoration workshop will be held. Young people who take to social media to share how they celebrate Sant Jordi will be entered in a contest.

An origami workshop will be held on Friday 29 April. On Saturday 30 April, volunteer and professional yoga instructor Eva Oller will lead participants in a yoga workshop.

The Casal de Joves normally opens Tuesday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm.

6 April 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Casal de Joves joins in the celebration of International Women's Day

The Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to announce the activities scheduled at the Casal de Joves for this March. In the first week of March comes the two-day International Women's Day workshop on Friday 4 March and Saturday 5 March. In an interactive game involving paints, cardboard and photos, young people will reflect on the situation of women today and throughout history. On Tuesday 8 March, a special activity will be held at the Casal de Joves to commemorate International Women's Day.

Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth, highlighted the Casal's work awareness-building efforts to make sure that youth enjoy these celebrations and develop critical thinking. The International Women's Day programme also includes films and documentaries like The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc and Las que faltaban. "These screenings underline the role of women and the importance of equal rights", said Parellada.

Other activities:

Saturday 12 March. After the success of last month's camera obscura, organisers propose a new classic: Un, dos, tres, pica pared.

Wednesday 16 March. Acrobatics workshop. Remember to wear comfortable clothes.

Friday 18 March. Decorating T-shirts with vinyl and textile paint. Participants must bring a T-shirt; everything else to be provided by the Casal.

Saturday 19 March. Jump rope activity.

Wednesday 23 March. The return of karaoke. Pick your favourite songs and leave embarrassment at the door.

Friday 25 March. Cooking workshop: healthy snacks. Preparing creative snack recipes.

Saturday 26 March. Bike ride and barbecue in Can Marroig to ring in the spring.

All activities will be carried out in compliance with health and safety measures.

The Casal de Joves is a space dedicated to the children and youth of Formentera. Every month, leisure activities are proposed for children and young people between the ages of 10 and 26. The Casal opens Tuesday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm.

3 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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New protocol to spot and report cases of child abuse in extracurricular programmes

The Formentera Office of Youth report that yesterday's issue of the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (Butlletí Oficial de les Illes Balears, BOIB) features notice of approval by the Director General of the Balearic Office of Children, Youth and Families (Direcció General de Infància, Joventut i Famílies, DGIJF) of protocol to detect, communicate, evaluate, treat and monitor cases of abuse in non-school leisure activities for children and youth.

Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth and Citizen Participation, has discussed the protocol with local associations to ensure they have the tools to report violence against minors, regardless of immediate attention that victims may be receiving, per Articles 15 and 16 of Organic Law 8/2021 (4 June) on comprehensive protection of children and adolescents against violence.

Click here to view the protocol in Catalan and Spanish as well as the form to register for DGIJF's targetted training courses organised in association with the Youth Agency of the Balearic Islands (Institut Balear de la Joventut, IBJove) to help spot and report these cases.

Councillor Parellada told association representatives that "since some of you organise activities for children, we believe it is necessary to ensure that this training reaches as far possible, and work together to spot abuse and contribute to a safer and fairer world for our children".

25 February 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

A February full of proposals at Casal de Joves

foto 2022 Casal Joves fotoThe Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to announce the February activities programme at the Casal de Joves.

Wednesday 2 February: The Casal's "Otaku" afternoon, with a space reserved for Japanese comics.
Friday 4 February: A gardening workshop where participants care for Casal plants and prepare this year's crop.
Friday 11 February: Surprise game! A childhood favourite.
Saturday 12 February: Valentine's Day workshop, with the spotlight on romantic love. Stir it up, approach it with caution, question it, tickle it and celebrate positive affective relationships.
Friday 18 February: Cooking workshop with our instructors Aisa and Dana.
Saturday 19 February: All-ages field day.
Friday 25 February: Intimate carnival celebration with mask-making for children 10 and up.
Saturday 26 February: Table tennis tournament. Prizes in this now-classic tournament include a pizza, headphones or a speaker. Great motivation to practise and have fun!

Other activities at the youth drop-in centre include table football, card games and film and documentary screenings. Vanessa Parellada, Councillor of Youth, encouraged local youth "to spend these February evenings with other young people and friends always accompanied by staff activity leaders". The councillor also highlighted the activity on romantic love, "because the prevention of unequal relationships is one of the cross-cutting axes of youth work".

The Casal de Joves is open Tuesday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. More info on social media: @casaldejovesformen. You can also contact us by email (casal@conselldeformentera.cat) or by phone (607.142.846).

31 January 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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From Fons Pitiús de Cooperació, Formentera welcomes Giramón

Next Monday, 17 January at 6.00pm, the "Ajuntament Vell" exhibition space will open its doors to Giramón, an exhibition which will remain on view until Thursday 27 January.

This exhibition is designed to teach children in early-childhood education about other places around the world. Torta, a travelling lizard, brings together five children from various countries and continents and leads on an active discovery of each other's daily activities.

During one-hour guided tours, groups of four and five year olds from Formentera schools take it in turns visiting the exhibition. Pupils from Mestre Lluís Andreu, Verge Miraculosa, La Mola and Sant Ferran will discover a more positive image of other countries and ways of life. According to the Fons Pitiús de Cooperació, "The exhibition teaches children about all they have in common with people in other parts of the world, as well as the essential roles that women often play and the importance of community in the lives of featured individuals: whether in decision making, conflict resolution, project development or elsewhere; children will also grasp the importance of nature and continuous contact with it, and the ability to live with few material things".

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm. The Sala d'Exposicions "Ajuntament Vell" is closed on Sundays, Monday mornings and bank holidays.

14 January 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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