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Consell gives space to Island Directorate of State to offer Immigration Office service on Formentera

foto 2023iii estrangeriaToday Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera; Enrique Sánchez Navarrete, insular director of the State Administration on Eivissa and Formentera, and Rafael Ramírez, social welfare councillor, presented the once monthly service that the Immigration Office (Oficina de Extranjería) will offer from today on Formentera in a space provided by the Office of Social Welfare. The initiative is part of La Administracion cerca de ti, a project of the Ministry of Territorial Policy and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities.

According to President Juan, "collaboration between administrations is essential to facilitate digital handling of services. One example is Formentera's Office of Justice, which reduces travel, delivers a more agile and accessible service, and ultimately improves the quality of life of our citizens".

According to Mr Sánchez, "today we have started with the Immigration Office of the Island Directorate of the State, which in one day has served 11 people; for future visits, the intention is to include the Public State Employment Service (SEPE) and, based on the results and available resources, to add other services". Sánchez also underscored efforts currently afoot with the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) to offer DGT services on our island.

Sánchez framed the initiative on Formentera as "part of a national plan to make the administration more accessible and deliver a boost to e-Government". The Island Directorate of the State described the aim as "cementing periodic visits for assorted services, like the National Police offer for national IDs (DNI) and other services".

21 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Formentera Intercultural hosts evenings of world gastronomy

Formentera Intercultural, a project of the Office of Social Welfare of the Consell de Formentera, will host 'World Cuisine' (Cuines del mon), evenings from 28 to 31 March at IES Marc Ferrer. In the words of Rafael Ramírez, social welfare councillor, "the evenings will be a place where the people of Formentera can meet and exchange knowledge about various gastronomic cultures and learn to prepare assorted traditional fare from around the world".

Workshops will run from 5.00pm to 7.00pm in the high school kitchen. Each workshop costs €10 to attend and participants can sign up at the Office of Social Welfare, Venda des Brolls (next to the Formentera Day Centre), Monday to Friday (20-24 March) from 9.00am to 2.00pm.


Tuesday 28 March
Colombia: Colombian empanadas
With Ruth Manrique Mejía (Milena)

Wednesday 29 March
Romania: meatball soup and, for dessert, papanasis with fresh cream and jelly
With Ionela Tapirjan

Thursday 30 March
China: traditional-style wonton soup, fried rice and sweet and sour chicken
With Songlin Li (Chinatown Restaurant)

Friday 31 March
Morocco: chicken couscous and tagine
With Chaimae Jouik

20 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Fathers' role in parenting—9 March instalment of Talks for Families and Teachers

The Office of Social Welfare-organised lecture series Talks for Families and Teachers returns at 5.00pm, Thursday 9 March, with "Fathers' Role in Parenting" by Rubén Rodríguez (@papadreando), father, educator and therapist specialised in respectful parenting and fatherhood. Childcare will be provided. Interested parties can reserve their spot by emailing educaciosocial@conselldeformentera.cat or calling 971 321 271.

3 March 2023
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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New round of classes helping foreign-born islanders through social and cultural integration

The immigration department of the Office of Social Welfare, part of the Consell de Formentera, is pleased to announce that the 19th Course on Social and Cultural Integration for foreign nationals residing on Formentera will be held evenings, 7 to 30 March, in the Escola d'Adults.

Individuals who complete the course can receive an integration report from the Balearic Government as well as preparation for the CCSE citizenship test.

The course is free and enrolment is open through 6 March at the new site of the Office of Social Welfare, Venda des Brolls, inside the Formentera Day Centre (Centre de Dia). For more information, please call 971 321 271 or send an e-mail to immigració@conselldeformentera.cat.

17 February 2023
Office of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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Formentera opens a residence for the elderly

foto 2023ii residencia gent gran AToday Formentera's new residence for the elderly held an open day before the arrival of incoming residents, with attendees including Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, Francina Armengol, president of the Balearic Government, and various local and regional authorities.

President Juan described the day as "historic" and praised "the outgoing directors and those who made this opening possible." She also described "the immense inconvenience faced by the many families who for years had to travel to Eivissa" and celebrated the fact that "today we can finally offer this essential service locally." The president stressed that "quality of care is fundamental for the Consell", and that the Office of Social Welfare "has worked to implement a people-centred model so that residents can feel at home here."

For her part, President Armengol called the home for the elderly "a collective dream for Formentera residents", and said that when the project began "the Balearic Government was very clear about the need to offer this social and health resource locally." She also applauded Consell's collaboration in planning for the facility.

Rafael Ramírez, social welfare councillor, said that residents would move in progressively from next week, allowing the administrations to "better coordinate the quality of care and residents' adaptation to the facility and caregivers." In the weeks ahead the building will reach full capacity, with the first to arrive coming from homes on Eivissa, which are those who have priority. Nine individuals from Formentera in residences on Eivissa have requested transfers.

Eighteen beds for dependent persons are located across 14 single rooms and two double rooms. There is also an infirmary, offices, reception, indoor and outdoor common areas, dining room, activity room and reading corner.

To optimise personnel and resources, the new residence is physically connected to the adult day care centre. The residence has 13 social and health care assistants and health care personnel, including a physiotherapist, psychologist, occupational therapist and social worker, as well as other services such as a kitchen and maintenance space.

Of €2,065,000 in total costs, the Balearic Government covered 70% and the Consell de Formentera the remaining 30%. The Consell additionally covered the cost of furniture, sanitary material, finishings and personnel. The Consell de Formentera and Balearic Government will sign a collaboration agreement to maintain and oversee the places in the residence for dependent individuals.

16 February 2023
Office of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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