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Firefighters learn to respond in traffic accidents

foto 2021 formacio bombers12 to 14 April, the Formentera fire brigade invited specialist firm Emergency Staff to train firefighters to respond in traffic accidents.

The course was part of the brigade’s ongoing capacity building and trained participants in new techniques removing trapped occupants from damaged vehicles.

The Consell paid €3,750 for the training programme.

15 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Formentera joins ‘WeDemandTransEquality’ hashtag movement

Formentera will join a nationwide campaign to champion equality for trans people. #ExigimosLaIgualdadTrans (‘WeDemandTransEquality’) has been backed by the Federación Estatal de Lesbianas, Gais, Trans y Bisexuales in association with local and regional partners like Fundación Triángulo and Chrysallis, an association of families of trans youth.

The initiative, whose campaigners hope to bring visibility to the cause and mobilise supporters, will see a trans flag appearing in towns across Spain from April to June, as well as municipal events and other demonstrations backing the push for equal rights for trans people before the law.

The initiative seeks the nationwide recognition of trans rights, not least the right to determine one’s gender (recognition before the law has historically been contingent on trans people’s securing support from a third party). With popular backing and support from local and regional authorities, campaigners hope to restart currently stalled debate around national legislation which would guarantee full trans rights — legislation which won cross-party favour among local decision-makers at the island’s full-house assembly this March.

“Formentera’s government has always backed initiatives that seek awareness around sexual and gender diversity and a better quality of life for all, with support for youth holding a particularly central role”, said equality and LGTBIQ+ chair Vanessa Parellada.

This April, the island’s youth drop-in centre, el Casal de Joves, has programmed a series of online discussions on trans-related issues. They will be led by Chrysallis.

15 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Fossar Vell wall gets upkeep

foto 2021 fossar vell AMembers of the Consell de Formentera maintenance brigade are performing repairs on the wall of the old Sant Francesc cemetery, el Fossar Vell. The island’s services and heritage departments teamed up to plan the repairs, which will see traditional materials like lime mortar applied to several parts of the wall. Similar upkeep and repairs will be performed in the days ahead at other local heritage sites.

15 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

Formentera Film hosts workshop with youth from Casal de Joves

foto 2021 film joves BSol, María, Kiara, Mirela, Alba, Dina and Isa —seven participants in Imma Vidal’s course on street-dancing at the island’s youth drop-in centre, el Casal de Joves— have wrapped a video with Monica Timperi and Silvio Bandinelli, the two heads of Formentera Film.

Past workshop veterans Yerap Jiménez and Camilio Puerta directed the clip, and special thanks are in order for Pilar Aldea and Alben Albendea for producing.

Arturo Bandinelli will tend to editing duties, and the film itself will get its big-screen début on 1 May, at a special screening especially for the youth of Formentera Film 2021. Formentera Film is expected to happen 12 to 16 May. Details will be forthcoming.

14 April 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera

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