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Meeting with regional union of agricultural cooperatives

foto 2022x agraria AAna Juan and Josep Marí, president and councillor of rural affairs, respectively, of the Consell de Formentera, have met with Jerónima Bonafé and Xisca Parets, the respective president and managing director of the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of the Balearic Islands (UCABAL). The meeting was also attended by members of the steering council representing all four of the Balearic Islands, including Marcos Ribas, president of the local agrarian cooperative (Cooperativa del Camp de Formentera).

President Juan thanked all those who travelled to Formentera for last night's gathering, where attendees discussed the situation of the sector and the expectations for the future.

For his part, Councillor Marí pledged to "help the primary sector to cope with the sharp rise in the cost of raw materials they work with, and facilitate the creation of needed agricultural infrastructure". In this sense, he pointed out that local decision makers agreed to modify the Plan for the Local Territory (Pla Territorial Insular, PTI) to facilitate construction of this type of infrastructure.

25 October 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

"Vívete: Lives Inspiring Lives" seminar held today on Formentera

foto 2022x vivete AToday the third "Vívete: Lives Inspiring Lives" took place at the Sala de Cultura (Cinema) in Sant Francesc. Roughly 300 students from IES Marc Ferrer took part in the seminar designed to promote values and positive attitudes and help participants manage their emotions. Young people "heard stories of inspiring, emotional and stimulating lives that we hope will help them in the challenges they may encounter in their lives", said Vanessa Parellada, councillor of youth, who welcomed participants in the event.

The third "Vívete" includes adventurer and explorer Nacho Dean (the first person in history to circumnavigate the world on foot and swim between the seven continents), Afghan writer and refugee Nadia Ghulam (who for years posed as her late brother to evade the Taliban regime's rigid restrictions on women) and Menorcan swimmer Tita Llorens (the first woman to swim, without a wetsuit, from the Balearic Islands to mainland Spain).

The Consell de Formentera collaborates with this event to make it accessible to local youth.

25 October 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

'Recicla vidrio por ellas' comes to Formentera

foto 2022x recicla vidreToday, on World Breast Cancer Day, President Ana Juan, Vice President Alejandra Ferrer and Councillor of Environment Antoni Tur, together with Pepita Gabaldar, president of the local chapter of the Spanish Cancer Association (AECC), and Ivan Tolsa, of Ecovidrio, presented 'Recicla vidrio por ellas' ('Recycle glass for them'), a campaign backed by the Consell de Formentera and Ecovidrio in collaboration with the Balearic government and the Sandra Ibarra Cancer Foundation.

The campaign, now in its eighth year, underscores the importance of caring for the environment and health through prevention.

According to the most recent data available, in 2021 Formentera recycled a total of 972.92 tonnes of glass containers – a per-person average of 83.1 kilogrammes. Ecovidrio will transform glass containers deposited in the containers into a donation to the Sandra Ibarra Cancer Foundation. The pink containers are located in the Plaça de la Constitució in Sant Francesc.

25 October 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera hosts Teatre per a la Memòria on Civil War and repression under Franco

Next month Formentera will host three productions from Teatre per a la Memòria, a series organised by the Balearic government in collaboration with the Office of Heritage of the Consell de Formentera.

The first performance will take place at 7.00pm Saturday 29 October, in the Sala de Cultura (Cinema). Coinciding with the Day of Remembrance, L'Alicorn Theatre will present 'Fragments a Mallorca durant la Guerra Civil', in which the story comes to life through the Civil War memories of wounded women. The text is built around a succession of stand-alone stories united in tragedy, and each character relates the events in which he or she was the protagonist.

At 12 noon on 13 November, Noctàmbuls Theatre will perform 'Les cançons perdudes' for the crowd at the Jardí de ses Eres. Written by Jaume Miró and directed by Joan Fullana, the documentary play is also a collective work of creation in which the actors took an active role.

The third and last performance will start at 8.00pm, 28 November, in the Casa del Poble de la Mola. In addition to a narration of Federico García Lorca's last night on earth, before the artist was gunned down for his "modern" ideas, Òrbita Productions' 'Amarg' narrates the story of all those who have been repressed, persecuted or tortured for their beliefs and of individuals, ahead of their time, who decided to live free and paid dearly for it.

All shows are free of charge, with invitations available for download at Ticketib.com.

25 October 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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