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Formentera, proud to fight for equality

Formentera, proud to fight for equality

Vanessa Parellada, the head of social welfare, sat down today with department specialist Azuzena Carrasco to talk about the Council's activities programme for the upcoming LGTBI pride celebrations on Thursday June 28. Parellada traced the decision to celebrate the day as a moment of reflection to the Stonewall riots that gripped New York City in 1969, calling it “a time to spotlight universal values like equality, respect, di...

Formentera Council revives regulated access at es Cap lighthouse

Formentera Council revives regulated access at es Cap lighthouse

The Formentera Council's mobility department announces the Monday June 25 reactivation of a plan to limit car and motorcycle access to es Cap de Barbaria lighthouse. Tracing current plans to revive the apparatus to the success of last year's effort, secretary Rafael González said the setup was aimed at keeping crowds at the monument to a minimum and preserving a tranquil, natural setting. Restricted access to the monument, w...

In bid to stamp out cystic fibrosis, islanders start paddling

In bid to stamp out cystic fibrosis, islanders start paddling

From Friday June 29 to Sunday July 1 and with backing from the Formentera Council, the island will host its nineteenth Swim Round Formentera to End Cystic Fibrosis. Over the years the event has become increasingly hard to ignore, stirring swimmers, experts and amateurs to come together to support sufferers of the illness. The “Volta a Formentera nedant contra la Fibrosis Quística”—or simply “la Volta”—is a non-competitive eve...

Nearly 3k of waste hauled from ecological hotspots around Formentera

Nearly 3k of waste hauled from ecological hotspots around Formentera

On January 25, 2017, a special committee charged with promoting sustainable tourism in the Balearic Islands picked the projects that will receive money from the sustainable tourism levy in 2016. One the chosen projects was a plan to employ at-risk individuals in yearly coastal cleanups at beaches, coves and other public places. Architects of the plan say they aim to protect, preserve and restore natural, rural and agrarian se...

Formentera gives €95k in student financial aid

Formentera gives €95k in student financial aid

The Formentera Council's education office reports that until June 28 applications will be accepted for assistance purchasing used text books and paying higher education and travel costs during the 2017-2018 school year. This year a total of €95,500 in student aid will be made available, to be divvied up as follows: €45,000 for textbook purchases; €12,500 for ten higher education grants of €1,250 each; and €38,000 for travel c...

Formentera unlocks €80k for sports clubs

Formentera unlocks €80k for sports clubs

The sports department of the Formentera Council has announced they have begun accepting applications for grant money as part of Esports 2018, a programme to fund local clubs and associations geared towards sport. The idea is to help associations develop and carry out seasonal activities (assistance with sign-ups and membership documentation, trainer costs, equipment, etc.) and help ensure their success by proposing mediation ...

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