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Growers on Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca thank island shoppers for their commitment

The Formentera Department of Trade reports that the island councils of Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca have simultaneously launched a series of videos in which the leads are agrarian tradespeople from the distinct islands. In the videos, the growers thank consumers who in recent months have opted, amid the confinement and de-escalation measures of the public health crisis, for locally grown fare.

The initiative sprang from meetings held during the state of emergency between representatives of local economy and trade departments, and is guided by a two-fold aim: afford visibility to the agricultural sectors that kept islanders supplied during the roughest weeks of confinement, and build loyalty by letting shoppers know their support are appreciated.

To that end, local growers were given a platform, and they used it to personally thank the individuals who buy their products. The videos show each farmer’s workspace and put faces to the workers who make locally grown produce possible.

Each island council oversees an array of initiatives and measures aimed at promoting local products and economic reactivation more broadly.


8 June 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Consell and Pimef renew joint effort to foment local small business

conveni pimefConsell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer sat down today with Josep Mayans, chief of Formentera’s small and medium-sized business league (Pimef), to sign into effect an agreement to invest in continuing education, market research and business communication on the island. The first deputy president and business consellera Ana Juan was also on hand at the signing.

In 2020 the Consell de Formentera pledges to direct €22,000 to Pimef so that, in coordination with the Formentera Department of Commerce, the two parties can host winter training programmes for business owners, pilot projects and marketing strategies, and offer tools to render local trade more dynamic and grow competitively. The deal also encompasses campaigns like Compra a Casa, business consulting, efforts to study cultural patronage and seek businesses’ buy-in on wide-ranging environmental projects.

2 June 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Formentera signs pact to support training, market research and business communication

foto 2020 cambra comercConsell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer was joined today by Juan Manuel Costa Escanellas, the local representative of the Chamber of Commerce, in signing into effect an annual agreement to collaborate on support for continuing education, market research and business communication on the island. The first deputy president and business consellera Ana Juan was also on hand at the signing.

The Consell de Formentera pledges €7,000 to help organise wide-ranging programming like day-long training sessions; lifelong learning opportunities in fields such as languages, business, emerging technologies and entrepreneurship; business consulting; creating, managing and funding businesses and safety in the workplace.

1 June 2020
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

New trail for birdwatchers on Camí des Brolls

foto 2020 ruta es Brolls 2The Formentera Department of Tourism unveiled a new ornithological circuit on the country road, Camí des Brolls, that cuts across the area of Es Brolls. Newly erected round the perimeter of Estany Pudent are eight display panels that highlight the area’s environmental particularities, its history in terms of salt extraction and the birds and other wildlife which call the humid stretch of land home. In addition, from 15 June a birdwatchers’ observation screen will go up—a change that was placed on hold due to the fact nearby birds are currently nesting.

The ornithological route runs 4.3K (one way) and can be done on foot (1h 20 minutes) or bicycle (20 minutes). The €5,811 project, an initiative of Strategic Tourism Sectors (Segments Estratègics Turístics), was funded by the Sustainable Tourism Tax. Two more trails are expected to follow: one detailing 14 nearby heritage sites and another, a fitness trail for runners starting in Llevant and snaking around Estany Pudent.

Tourism marketing chief Carlos Bernús traced the origins of all three projects to requests from the island’s tourism sector, and said the aim of the trails was to “offer visitors new experiences in nature, heritage, culture and sport that locals can enjoy too”.

22 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Consell unveils new section of website for updated info on Covid-19 crisis and support for islanders

foto webconsellcovidThe Formentera Department of Entrepreneurialism and New Technologies announces the opening of www.conselldeformentera.cat/covid19—a new section of the Consell de Formentera website devoted to updated information on the phased-in opening up of public life as well as assistance which local, regional and national governments are offering islanders in response to the Covid-19 emergency.

Entrepreneurialism consellera Ana Juan said the aim was “to give islanders—whether they’re freelancers or business owners; whether in a group that’s particularly vulnerable or working at a company that has laid off or furloughed staff—a one-stop shop for information on easing measures, government support and any other Covid-related updates”.

Visitors to the site will find up-to-date details about benefits from various levels of government, measures implemented by the Consell and other administrations and unfolding changes to numerous public services. It will also serve as a clearing house for information about the distinct phases of lockdown easing, with a section of the site additionally containing widely accessible graphics-based explanations of the phased de-escalation.

Information on the new section is broken down into breaking news, social assistance, rentals, workers, freelancers, business owners, mobility, culture and more.

Phone support seven days a week from 8.00am to 8.30pm

Since the crisis began, the Consell has maintained an information service at 971 32 10 87 to field inquiries related to the emergency. Now with newly dedicated personnel and expanded hours, the service will be available from Monday to Sunday, 8.00am to 8.30pm. Staff have also begun answering questions about benefits and the multiple phases of the plan to relax confinement restrictions.


3 May 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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