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Finalitza el curs de vela per a usuaris discapacitats del Centre de Dia

curs-de-vela--2-1El Consell de Formentera, a través de la Conselleria d'Esports, informa que aquest migdia ha finalitzat el curs d'iniciació a la vela per als usuaris del Centre de Dia, celebrat durant els mesos d'estiu.

Impartit pels monitors de l'Escola Municipal de Vela, els alumnes han après en aquest temps a navegar i a desenvolupar-se en el vaixell i han aconseguit poder navegar per si mateixos, que era un dels objectius d'aquesta activitat. En l'última sortida celebrada avui han participat un total de vuit alumnes acompanyats pels monitors de l'escola i del Centre de Dia. La jornada ha finalitzat amb un bany a la platja.

La consellera d'Esports, Paula Ferrer, s'ha mostrat “molt satisfeta per aquesta activitat, que se celebra aquest estiu per primera vegada”, que es du en col·laboració amb l'àrea de Benestar Social, i ha desitjat “que es mantingui la col·laboració amb el Centre de Dia perquè els usuaris puguin gaudir d'aquest tipus d'activitats tan enriquidores”.

L'embarcació adaptada en què es realitza aquesta activitat té una capacitat per a 12 tripulants i va ser adquirida fa dos anys pel Consell de Formentera amb el suport de l'Obra Social 'la Caixa'.

20 de setembre de 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

Formentera acull el primer Simposi Internacional de Restauració en Arqueologia Subaquàtica

simposi31La presidenta del Consell de Formentera, Alejandra Ferrer, i la consellera de Patrimoni, Raquel Guasch, han obert aquest matí la primera edició del Simposi Internacional de Restauració en Arqueologia Subaquàtica que se celebra durant aquest cap de setmana a la sala de plens del Consell de Formentera.

Organitzat per l'Institut Balear d'Estudis en Arqueologia Marítima (Ibeam), aquest primer simposi en què participen 45 especialistes procedents de quinze països pretén servir com a plataforma de divulgació dels projectes més innovadors en la preservació del patrimoni marítim que es donen actualment al llarg de tot el món.

En la inauguració, la presidenta Alejandra Ferrer ha mostrat la seva satisfacció per "la celebració d'aquest esdeveniment a l'illa amb prestigiosos experts mundials de l'arqueologia subaquàtica", mentre que la consellera Raquel Guasch hi ha subratllat els valors patrimonials de l'illa i el treball que s'està realitzant, com l'elaboració de la Carta arqueològica subaquàtica de Formentera.

L'esdeveniment compta amb la col·laboració d'entitats científiques tan importants com el Centro Internacional de Arqueología Subacuática de la UNESCO (Croàcia), l'Institut del Patrimoni Cultural d'Espanya (IPCE), el Centro de Investigaciones del Patrimonio Costero (Uruguai) o la universitat de Flinders (Austràlia) entre d'altres.

S'espera que aquest primer simposi es converteixi en una cita bianual que permeti la formació de futures generacions de restauradors del patrimoni cultural submergit així com una plataforma de col·laboració entre diferents institucions científiques.

A més de la col·laboració del Consell de Formentera, el simposi compta amb el patrocini de Trasmapi, Ok Rent a Car, Fundación Julián Vilás i la Fundación Abel Matutes.


20 de setembre de 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

One year in, taking stock of scheme to count and cap vehicles on Formentera

Foto balanc formentera.ecoConsell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer and mobility councillor Rafael González seized the opportunity of Sustainable Mobility Week to discuss an official progress report on the first phase—from the start of July to the end of August—of a system to regulate the number of vehicles brought onto the island.

President Ferrer retraced the path to Formentera's becoming an island where mobility is increasingly sustainable. Concerning this summer's rollout, Ferrer declared, “we met two of our main goals: no surprises or hitches, and a total vehicle count in tune with last summer's figure, breaking with our previous upward trend”.

The president stressed that the participation of islanders and businesses had been key to making the experience a success. “Today we're that much closer to the sustainable island every one of us aspires to”, she said. “During this period of reflection, we'll be meeting with stakeholders in our island's social and business spheres”, she added, explaining that the “Consell d'Entitats will prepare and vote on guidelines to be followed next season”.

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For his part, Councillor González pointed out that an average of 20,595 vehicles were on the road in July and August. “We saw our lowest figure—17,834 vehicles with authorisation to be on the road—on the first of July”, González said. The high came 10 August, when the total was 21,929. Stacking up this year's maximum estimated total against the same figure in summer 2018, there was a two per-cent drop.

The councillor also highlighted €59,512 in total returns from a levy on incoming vehicles, pointing out that tourists paid a per-diem rate of €1 to drive cars and €0.50 to drive scooters. Nineteen tickets for violations of the new rules were issued as well; they are currently being processed.

Keeping tabs on vehicle traffic
Sharing data from tallies conducted in the first half of August, González held out an 8% drop in the average number of cars on local highways. Data from Balearic Port Authority (APB) indicate the amount of incoming and outgoing vehicle traffic rose by 1.9% in July and August, which the councillor accounted for by pointing out that “in summer 2018 we saw year-on-year growth of 13%, so we're looking at a slowdown in the acceleration of vehicles entering and exiting Formentera via the port”.

Public transport
In the peak period of August, tallies of riders getting on and off public transport reflected a 7.6% uptick compared to 2018. Averaging for July and August, the upswing was 1.6%.

Cycling
More good news came from manual tallies of cyclists on the network of nature trails, or rutes verdes, which revealed a 28% increase in bicycle use compared to 2017 data (records weren't kept in 2018). “The goal is to implement the Sustainable Mobility Plan, which lawmakers passed in 2018, and to make Formentera ever more sustainable”, said González. “There's still more work to be done.”


19 September 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Dance, theatre, music, performances and circus form core of L'Illa a Escena 2019, act two

foto 2019 illa a escena 1The Department of Culture of the Consell de Formentera unveiled today the second round this year of the musical and performing arts programme “L'Illa a Escena”. Culture and education councillor Susana Labrador said that the nine projects scheduled to stop in at the Sala de Cultura “have something for both children and adults, and is designed to spice up the local cultural scene”. “We're bringing acts from across the spectrum of artistic expression and styles”, said the councillor, “so islanders can enjoy a cultural programme that's eclectic and plural”.

September
Things get started with Espai_F's Pàries, directed by Miquel Costa. The short production tackles the scars marring human relations now that the modern idea of community is officially dead. Two shows will take place on Saturday 28 September; the first at 7.00pm and the second at 9.00pm.

October
The month starts off with a dance production from Fils Roulants. Fortaleza a la Napolitana was not only created by dancer Valeria Del Vecchio; she features in it as well. It deals with duality—of a woman who, in life, wears strength like a mask, and of the fragility that ultimately shows us there are no missions to accomplish. The production starts at 8.30pm on Saturday (5 October) and Monday (7 Oct). Reservations required.

Also in October, the Collective Signatures Festival celebrates its third year with the performance-centred Arcipelago. There is a video art marathon at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema) on Thursday 17 October from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. Then on Friday, the festival's special guests star in a closing opera performance at jardí de ses Eres, from 7.30pm to 10.00pm. Collective Signatures starts on Wednesday the 16th and includes a programme of performances in a number of locations across the island.

Youngsters will really have a ball with Jon Braun, a puppet show highlighting the strength that is instilled by love in the face of misfortune. A family-friendly western with masterfully crafted aesthetics and no shortage of emotion, Jon Braun was Titeremurcia's family-favourite in 2018. The show starts at 6.00pm, Saturday 26 October, at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

November
The month of November kicks off with choreographer and dancer Helena Lizari's Maleable. The show is a coproduction of Mercat de les Flors and the El més petit de tots festival. Geared towards children aged 0 to 5, the imagination-fuelling dance performance is a voyage of sensations and for the senses; an exploration of textures and touch; and a perceptional adventure. Maleable opens at 6.00pm, Saturday 9 November, in the Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

La Güasa's Mobil circus act is another one for the kids. Through a mix of fragility, imbalance and tension, the show traces the story of a humble man out to share his final grand creation. Built almost entirely out of recycled objects, the complex apparatus is chock full of wide-ranging widgets that will have the audience wondering what's next.

Mobil has garnered a host of accolades, among them FETEN 2014's award for best direction and ACA's awards for best individual production and best set design. The show starts at 6.00pm, Saturday 23 November, at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

Back at Sala de Cultura (Cinema) on Friday 29 November, Aires Formenterencs celebrate thirty years making music by unveiling a new album. The concert starts at 8.30pm and features Miquel Brunet, Eduard Riera and Pep Lluís Garcia.

Then, at the same time on Saturday 30 November, the Sala de Cultura will host the final round of the Salvador Ibarra poetry contest known as Art Jove. The event is presented by the AELC with help from Institut Balear de la Joventut (Balearic Youth Institute) and Agència Catalana de la Joventut (Catalan Youth Agency).

December
Closing out the second semester of L'Illa a Escena is Minorcan troupe Melicotó Titelles' all-ages production, Plastiiik. The show conceived as a way to educate theatregoers about the importance of caring for our natural environment. The show starts at 6.00pm, Saturday 28 December, at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema).

Cost of admission
Tickets for children's productions are priced at €5 (adults get in free). Admission to Espai_F's Pàries costs €12, and Fortaleza a la Napolitana, €7. The video and performance art marathon and Arcipelago are both free, as well as the Aires Formenterencs concert and the final round of Art Jove.

Cultivating culture
L'Illa a Escena promotes the performing arts with help from the Institut d'Estudis Balearics, and works to foster partnerships between professional dance, theatre and circus troupes, enrich the cultural scene, and ensure access to culture, with help from the Spanish culture ministry's Platea programme.


19 September 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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