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9a edició del Formentera Fotogràfica, 5 dies per reflexionar sobre el món de la imatge

foto 2021 formen fotograficaEl Consell de Formentera, a través de les àrees de Turisme i Cultura, informa que entre el 8 i el 12 d’octubre se celebrarà la novena edició del festival Formentera Fotogràfica. En aquesta edició hi haurà cinc dies per reflexionar entorn el món de la imatge al costat de reconeguts professionals com Sofía Moro, Txema Yeste, Lua Ribeira, Ana Esmith – Miss Beige, Nando Esteva, Luis Tato, Cristina de Middel, Jon Cazenave, Paco Gómez, Gloria Oyarzabal, Fernando Maquieira i Ferran Forné del diari ARA.

Segons explica el seu director Francesc Fàbregas “un any més, Formentera Fotogràfica segueix apostant per una programació eclèctica amb l’objectiu de donar espai, promoure i posar en valor la riquesa inherent a la cultura visual contemporània de caràcter nacional”.

Les inscripcions estan pràcticament esgotades, però encara queden places. En aquest sentit, la presidenta del Consell i consellera de Turisme, Alejandra Ferrer, ha animat als formenterers i formentereres amants de la fotografia a inscriure’s. Per als residents hi ha un 50 % de descompte en el preu.

La responsable de Turisme ha destacat que “aquest és un esdeveniment que se celebra en un escenari idoni per captar fotografies i que porta a la nostra illa en el mes d’octubre visitants respectuosos amb Formentera i que difonen i aprecien les seves característiques singulars”.

Formentera Fotogràfica és un festival impulsat pel Consell de Formentera, que compta amb la direcció de Francesc Fàbregas. És un espai de coneixement, reflexió i creació col·lectiva a través de sessions pràctiques i teòriques en format reduït conduïdes per grans noms de la fotografia i la cultura visual contemporànies. El festival està dirigit a professionals, estudiants i/o aficionats de la imatge amb ganes d’intercanviar experiències de tu a tu amb tots els agents del sector en un entorn idoni com Formentera.

Es pot consultar el programa complet així com fer les inscripcions al web: formenterafotografica.com.

17 de setembre de 2020
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

From bottom of sea floor, Formentera posidonia sends message of environmental awareness

cartell 2021 aixetaAAs part of the Save Posidonia Project’s ‘Conservem el nostre gran secret’ (Let’s protect our big secret) push, the Consell de Formentera has emblazoned messages of environmental awareness on stickers to serve as reminders in the washrooms of tourist accommodations, businesses and even the homes of regular islanders.

The first reads “I ask you from the bottom of the sea: flush only toilet paper”. The second proffers a slightly different enjoinder: “Don’t leave water running”. The graphics are presented in Catalan, Spanish and English and carry the hashtag #laposidòniacomençaaquí (‘posidoniastartshere’).

“We wanted to give posidonia its own personality”, explained president and tourism chief Alejandra Ferrer, “and we wanted people to see that the sea and our stewardship of it starts in our homes, at our taps and drains”.

An already-printed initial run of 600 stickers will be distributed among members of the local league of small business owners (Pimef), chamber of commerce and federation of hotels. Islanders who wish to pick their stickers up should visit the head office of the Consell de Formentera and Tourist Information Points.

Environment chief Antonio J. Sanz said  promoting conservation meant adapting public awareness policies to tourists and islanders alike.

This campaign is part of next week’s Save Posidonia Project Forum. See below for the complete programme.

Friday 24 September
The first day will be divided into three segments. First up is a welcome address and opening remarks in which President Ferrer will lay out a roadmap for the year ahead and highlight findings from fieldwork completed during the Posidonia Mediterranean Network event which immediately preceded SPP Forum.

The second segment, ‘Smart sustainability: protecting Posidonia’, combines working groups and talks where experts address the present, future, new innovative models of ecological sustainability and success stories pairing technology with sustainability.

That same afternoon, the third segment, ‘Carbon Neutral Islands’, addresses local emissions and possible solutions, and concludes with a round-table dedicated to the leaders of the future of sustainable tourism and the closing event.

Saturday 25 September
Volunteer activities form the basis of day two: a cleanup of S'Estufador beach (9.30am) and guided visit of posidonia meadows, including boat trip, environmental explanations and diving activity.

17 September 2020
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell de Formentera announces new 30 Sept. deadline on aid applications from local freelancers and SMIs

grafic_ajudesThe Consell de Formentera will extend the deadline on applications for Covid relief until 30 September, news that was confirmed in a notice published today in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (BOIB). The €482,896 package of aid for self-employed islanders and those with small businesses makes good on an original pledge of€630,000 that was agreed between the island’s government and the Govern balear, who have promised to put up equal parts.

Relief checques range from €1,500 for market vendors to €7,000 for entrepreneurs with two establishments. Under the terms, applicants must have their workplace and tax domicile on Formentera and must either be current with municipal fees or have successfully applied for a deferral of payment.

So a maximum number of islanders can access the aid, and to clear up any questions from potential applicants, the Consell de Formentera has set up an information hotline at 971 32 10 87. Interested parties can apply Virtual Citizen Information Office (OVAC). Complete details and terms can also be viewed on the Consell de Formentera website.

16 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Ses Illetes and Cavall d’en Borràs reopen from 6.00pm, preventive controls still in place

The Consell de Formentera President’s Office reports it has rescinded the executive order that mandated the 6.00pm closure of points of access to the Cavall d’en Borràs and Ses Illetes areas of Ses Salines Nature Reserve. The original order was approved on 4 August in a bid to prevent parties on the beaches of the protected space.

President Ferrer applauded the success of the closure, reasoning it “prevented crowds of people who, due to the covid, were placing all of us at risk”. She also sounded off about how such gatherings led to uncivic behaviour which had taken a toll on the surrounding ecosystem.

Entry restrictions at the reserve were loosened on Monday 6 September, but periodic patrols continue, aiming to prevent crowds at beaches, and they will continue over the next few days, according to the president.

15 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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