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Casal de Joves presents February activities programme

foto 2023ii cdjThe Office of Youth Affairs of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to announce the activities scheduled at the Casal de Joves this February. Vanessa Parellada, youth affairs councillor, explained that, as every month, young people and staff at the island's youth drop-in centre "have tailored a programme to the tastes of Casal youth, with everything from classic creative games to more recent hits like a trip to the go-kart track on Eivissa."

The programme starts today with a film night, settee and popcorn included, and a second session will take place Wednesday 22 February. This Friday (3 February), it's a universal classic and favourite among youth at the Casal: bowling, this time using repurposed material. And Saturday (4 February), Casal youth can belt out all their favourite tunes at an individual and group karaoke session.

Next Wednesday (8 February), a mask-making workshop will be held ahead of this month's Carnival. Then on Friday (10 February), the crowd at the Casal will prepare a classic recipe, rice pudding. Saturday (11 February) is the day to plug in the Wii Sport to enjoy virtual sports in pairs and groups.

The activities continue on Wednesday 15 February with freestyle dance, self-expression games and rhythmic movement. At Dance al Casal, Thursday 16 February, participants will stage a group choreography. Saturday 18 February, youth can get decked out in temporary tattoos. Friday 24 February, the gang will play the family version of memory and card games with familiar faces from the Casal and beyond.

Go-karting on Eivissa
Finally, one of the most eagerly awaited activities on the bill happens Saturday 25 February: an outing to the Eivissa go-kart track. Advance registration is required, but the activity is free for all Casal members.

The Casal de Joves team leads all activities. The centre is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. More information about activities is available on site, or by sending an email to casal@conselldeformentera.cat or calling 971 323 493.


1 February 2023
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera attends first Gathering of Balearic Children's and Youth Participatory Councils

foto 2023i trobada BThis weekend, Bru de la Dueña, Noa Ferrer and Aura Serra attended the first Gathering of Balearic Children's and Youth Participatory Councils, together with Vanessa Parellada, youth affairs councillor, and Carlos Calzado, director of the Casal de Joves.

Councillor Parellada described the encounter at the Eivissa Palau de Congressos as "very enriching", saying, "It was the perfect place to share experiences and encourage young people to participate in decision-making on issues that affect them." Municipal department heads and politicians seized the opportunity to note proposals put forward by the youth. Among the principal concerns raised at the event were equality and youth mental health.

30 January 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Casal de Joves rings in 2023 with hot cocoa, games, crafts and more

The Office of Youth Affairs of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to announce the activities scheduled at the island's youth drop-in centre this January. The Casal de Joves programme began yesterday, 4 January, with a film screening, and will continue on Saturday, when youth are invited to come enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at a xocolatada. Vanessa Parellada, youth affairs councillor, offered, "The Casal celebrates the start of 2023 with a varied programme and very interesting and fun proposals for our young people."

Saturday 7 January: xocolatada.

Wednesday 11 January: origami workshop.

Thursday 12 January: atrapa baletes ('ball catcher').

Saturday 14 January: table tennis tournament.

Wednesday 18 January: comic workshop.

Friday 20 January: card games.

Saturday 21 January: chess workshop.

Wednesday 25 January: film.

Friday 27 January: cookie workshop.

Saturday 28 January: pyjama party.

5 January 2023
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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Meeting with director of Office for Children and Adolescents of Balearic Islands

foto 2022xii oficina infancia adolescenciaToday Vanessa Parellada, councillor of youth affairs and citizen participation, met with Josep Lluís Riera, director of the Office of Children and Adolescents of the Balearic Islands (OIAIB), managers of departments of the Consell, and representatives of Formentera groups focused on children and youth. Riera wanted to explain OIAIB's work to defend and promote the rights of youth in the islands and he pointed up his readiness and availability for whatever they may need.

Councillor Parellada welcomed Riera's visit, which bridges the divide between resources in the Balearic Islands and local groups and their members. The local representatives described a need for help from government agencies in their work with children and young people, especially if suspicions exist around possible situations of abuse. Riera said that safeguarding the rights of minors is the responsibility of society as a whole. For her part, Councillor Parellada pledged to seek new ways to coordinate with groups, together with the Formentera Office of Social Welfare, and work together on prevention.


30 November 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

November Youth Plenary

foto 2022xii ple infanciaThis morning Formentera school children gathered in the plenary hall of the Consell de Formentera for the November Youth Plenary. Pupils from the island's three primary schools and secondary school —Mestre Lluís Andreu, Sant Ferran de ses Roques, El Pilar and Marc Ferrer— took part in assembly, which was chaired by Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, and co-chaired by Vanessa Parellada, councillor of youth affairs.

President Juan welcomed members of the children's and youth plenary session and thanked them for their participation. "This session allows us, as political representatives, to improve services on our island by taking note of your expectations", said Juan.

This year, the central theme of International Children's Day celebrations was mental health. In that connection, Councillor Parellada detailed the resources —social services, protection of youth, local schools' police liaison officer, and recreational activities at the youth drop-in centre— which the Consell de Formentera makes available to local youth in need of help.

Assembly members saw a presentation of participants at the eleventh Children's Parliament of the Balearic Islands on the occasion of Universal Children's Day. Then, Josep Lluís Riera, director of the Balearic Office of Children and Adolescents (OIAIB), gave a presentation in which he explained OIAIB's role defending and fomenting the rights of minors in the islands.

Assembly members made requests related to upgrading sports and educational facilities, cleaning forests, eliminating architectural barriers and more.


30 November 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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