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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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Signups start tomorrow for stalls at Christmas Market

The Formentera Office of Commerce is pleased to report that the island's government will start accepting requests for booths at the 2021-22 Christmas Market from tomorrow. Applications can be submitted until 24 November at the Citizen Information Office (OAC) and through the Consell's online platform (OVAC). Terms and conditions are available on the Consell de Formentera bulletin board.

Up to seven booths will be available at this year's Christmas Market: three for shops and crafts, three for food and drinks and one for public institutions and/or non-profit associations. The market will open 3 December and run until 6 January, both inclusive, in Sant Francesc's Plaça de la Constitució.

The municipal clerk will select winners in a drawing from among the applications received within the deadline which fulfil required terms.

19 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Presenting " Audioguías", an app connecting users to the island's maritime and fishing past

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A presentation was offered today about "Audioguías del Mar Formentera", a smart-phone app aimed at safeguarding Formentera's maritime and fishing history by spotlighting the importance of the environment, ecological values, Xarxa Natura 2000 cultural and historical heritage sites and the marine reserves of Formentera.

The initiative is stewarded by the Society for the Development of Coastal Communities (Soldecocos) and owes to collaboration from the Fundacion Biodiversidad and the Pleamar programme of Spain's Ministry of the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge. It is co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and supported by the Llotja de Conil Organisation of Artisan Fish Producers (OPP72), Formentera Fishermen's Guild, Gen-Gob, WWF-Spain and the Consell de Formentera.


Available as a download by searching for "Audioguías del Mar Formentera", the app provides details about various itineraries showcasing cultural, natural and maritime-fishing heritage. The itineraries are geo-referenced on a map which boasts historical photographs and audio descriptions enriched with the voices, memory and knowledge of artisanal fishermen, women of the sea, researchers, naturalists and other local figures. "Audioguías del Mar Cádiz" is part of the same project.

Francisco Sobrado, of Soldecocos, stressed that the initiative is about "putting the spotlight on good environmental practices and the ecological, socio-cultural and economic values of Formentera's environmental and ethnographic maritime-fishing heritage by engaging the island and our visitors in its promotion and preservation".

Councillor of Rural Affairs Josep Marí shared his satisfaction at seeing the launch of "so comprehensive a showcase for traditional Formentera culture", a feature Mari said owed to contributions from the local fishing sector. The app is available in Catalan, Spanish, English and Italian, and will be promoted across tourist information channels to reach the island's visitors as well.

Plaques with a QR code linking to the download have been placed in an array of locations around the island to ensure islanders can learn about the app. Iván Pérez Marí, Chief Skipper of Formentera Fishermen's Guild, said he was "glad to see developmment of an initiative that recognises the work, tradition and heritage that fishing represents". Also on hand at the gathering were Vice President and Councillor of Tourism Alejandra Ferrer, Councillor of Environment Antoni Tur, Gen-Gob's Marià Marí and via videoconference, José Luis García Varas, Head of WWF Spain's Marine Programme.


The overarching project seeks to develop a plan to disseminate fishing heritage and, to that end, includes "Paisatges i memòries del litoral" (Landscapes and memories of the coast), a documentary video following local fishermen who embody maritime lifestyles, maritime-coastal heritage and protected marine areas with a keen eye on the sites of Xarxa Natura 2000.

A free public screening of the documentary is scheduled today at 7.30pm in the assembly hall (sala d'actes) of the Consell. No reservations are required. All current public health protocol will be enforced. As part of the initiative, a documentary about Cádiz has been made as well.

Members of the local fishing industry were invited to a training session on the app to ensure it is the protagonists themselves, the fishermen, who drive the app's promotion.

See below for links to the audio-guides and documentaries.











19 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera 

Formentera hosts second "Vívete: Lives inspiring lives" for island youth

foto 2021 vivete AThe Formentera Office of Youth is pleased to report that today Friday 19 November, pupils at Marc Ferrer secondary school sat for "Vivete: Lives Inspiring Lives", a conference featuring Paralympic athletes Enhamed Enhamed, Diego Ballesteros and hometown windsurfer Sergi Escandell.

Councillor of Youth Vanessa Parellada said the Consell de Formentera-backed event was about "giving young islanders models of perseverance that inspire and transform us". While the event was previously staged as a joint function between Eivissa and Formentera, this is the second Vivite to be held exclusively on Formentera and the first time local organisers opt for an in-person format.


The crowd at this year's Vívete heard from the winner of the Royal Gold Medal for Sporting Merit, Enhamed Enhamed, together with Diego Ballesteros, who wrote "12.822 km de Zaragoza a Pekin en bicicleta", an account of his experience in perseverance cycling from Spain to China in 2008. A new challenge presented itself in the form of a car accident that left Ballesteros in a wheelchair, but the athlete continued to tackle an array of sporting challenges in his quest become a Paralympian. Mateo Sanz could not attend, but the audience heard from Sanz' colleague and Spanish Windsurfing Champ Sergi Escandell.

In addition to hearing their inspiring tales of perseverance and self-improvement, attendees had the chance to converse with speakers as well. Journalist, presenter and conference M.C. Maria Roig took pains to ensure that the showcase of life stories was permeated by a dynamic of active participation between audience and speakers.

Vivete is sponsored by the Consell de Formentera with additional support from the Balearic government, Apartamentos El Puerto and Baleària.


Vívete started in 2017 as a way to leverage pre-eminent figures in the field to promote human values, empowerment and tools to help young people toward conscientious personal development.

19 November 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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