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17 de Janeiro de 2018.

Proibição de sacos descartáveis

Agora que a primeira estratégia para os plásticos na União Europeia foi apresentada, para Maio deverá surgir legislação comunitária para a pôr em prática. Até 2030, uma das metas é que todas as embalagens de plástico sejam recicláveis. Os plásticos estão em todo o lado, basta olhar à volta. E tanto falamos deles como um problema – é o caso dos plásticos descartáveis – como de um benefício para nós. A primeira estratégia europeia para lidar com os plásticos, apresentada nesta terça-feira em Bruxelas, é um plano de acção para as autoridades nacionais e a indústria. Uma das suas metas é que todas as embalagens de plástico no mercado, ao contrário o que acontece hoje, sejam recicláveis em 2030. E […]
17 de Janeiro de 2018.

Indian food in Madeira

How Indian cuisine found its way to Madeira (en route from England and South Africa). Paradoxically, Indian food is the national dish of the United Kingdom. For many British people a curry is a frequent treat, so my surprise was palpable when I found several Indian restaurants in Funchal serving British-Indian fusion classics such as Tikka Masala. Perhaps this is a consequence of the myriad British tourists who holiday in Madeira every year. But there is usually a deeper justification. My initial assumption was that one of the many British expatriates of Madeira’s history had popularised the cuisine here. This notion was substantiated by the presence of an Indian Infantry Division at the Jesuits’ College in 1941. The company was […]
16 de Janeiro de 2018.

Full of memories

I have already experienced so much, and there is still so much to do! The most beautiful places and moments in your life will always stay in your heart and memories. But what I’m scared of here is that I experience so many moments and see so many places that I want to remember the rest of my life, but the memories just fade away. I can’t choose if I will remember my last weekend’s hike or the moments when I’m laughing with my roommates so hard, that I fall from my bed. When I’m going to be 55 and I will look back to this year, I hope I’ll remember how I felt in the special moments. The other […]
15 de Janeiro de 2018.

Parceria na supercomputação

A aposta dos especialistas será na análise de dados e aplicações para “servir” o Centro de Investigação Internacional do Atlântico (AIR Centre). Este pólo ficará situado na Universidade do Minho. O plano já tinha sido anunciado: o primeiro projecto do Centro Internacional de Investigação do Atlântico (AIR Centre), que deverá ter sede nos Açores, é a instalação de um supercomputador na Universidade do Minho (UM) para a análise de dados científicos e desenvolvimento de novas aplicações em diversas áreas de estudo. Agora, esta sexta-feira, é assinado o protocolo que oficializa a parceria entre o Centro de Computação Avançada do Minho e o Centro de Supercomputação de Barcelona. A nova infra-estrutura de computação será instalada na UM no primeiro trimestre deste […]
15 de Janeiro de 2018.

Hello and goodbye

One of the most important things of this year was, for me, meeting new people from other countries. This wasn’t hard because we share our room with one or two others and our kitchen with around sixty. I met new people so fast, and always forgot that I had to say goodbye at some point. That’s what I’m thinking about now, when more and more people are leaving. So many things have happened and I never expected the people here to become real friends of mine. When you see the people go you realise that a small part of your life came to its end, which makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad because it was so […]
15 de Janeiro de 2018.

A minha experiência na Ucrânia

Sendo o EVS parte do programa ERASMUS+, não precisei de possuir muitos recursos para participar! Através da associação onde fui acolhido, fui enviado para 2 campos de férias (faz parte da tradição ucraniana no verão as crianças e jovens irem a campos de ferias). No primeiro campo fiquei 9 dias com cerca de 45 participantes, organização e mais 5 voluntários. Dormíamos em tendas no meio da floresta, a 5Km da fronteira com Rússia, basicamente sem rede telefónica. Além de desenvolver as nossas atividades também participava nas em muitas outras, desde jogar vólei, cantar, aprender a língua russa e ucraniana, ir tomar banho num rio e até buscar água para todo o campo de cavalo as 7h da manhã. No segundo […]
14 de Janeiro de 2018.

A paradise made of wood

In this text I want to tell you a little bit about my experience in this volunteering. Madeira is a Portuguese island whose history begins to count from the fifteenth century when it was permanently occupied for the first time. This information is important because my project is about the Madeiran legacy (the name of my project is Madeiran Heritage), and it tries to train volunteers to, through guided tours, show a piece of the history of Funchal (its capital), of the island in general, and some aspects of the history of Portugal. With the money that is obtained from this process we help for the different social projects of the University of Madeira. The project itself is very rewarding […]
13 de Janeiro de 2018.

Coming home

What is home for you? Where is home for you? How many homes can you actually have? Does it have to be family? Or can it be friends? I begin with these simple questions for you. Every volunteer has to go to two trainings: an on-arrival training and a mid-term training. Both of them take place on the mainland of Portugal. Most of us enjoy the time. We meet new friends, friends that experience the same but also the total opposite. I was actually lucky to go by myself because I am sure that it has you a whole different impact on you. And of course it is a nice opportunity to leave this island and get to know the […]
12 de Janeiro de 2018.

Future happens now

In 2015, a company from Hong Kong activated a humanoid robot named Sophia. She, because the robot is considered to be of female gender and is modeled after Audrey Hepburn, was interviewed in tv shows and by international organizations, such as United Nations. Although it is surely a great development, many people expressed their concerns that it may be dangerous for our race. Robot assured that she is only a peaceful creature built to help people, although the concerns escalated even more when for the question if she wants to destroy humans, asked by her creator, Sophia answered “OK. I will destroy humans.” Another controversy aroused this year when Sophia, as the first robot, got a nationality. Now she is […]
11 de Janeiro de 2018.

Financiamento às Universidades

“A solução está encontrada. O Governo cumpre o contrato na íntegra”, afirmou o ministro Manuel Heitor, em Évora. Mas não disse quando é que o pagamento vai ser efectuado. O ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, garantiu nesta quarta-feira o cumprimento “na íntegra” do acordo para o pagamento às universidades e politécnicos do financiamento adicional de 2017, estando em discussão “meramente questões técnicas”. “A solução está encontrada. O Governo cumpre o contrato na íntegra”, afirmou o ministro, em Évora, quando questionado pelos jornalistas sobre a reunião que manteve, na terça-feira à noite, com o Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP). Segundo Manuel Heitor, “o Governo assumiu cumprir todos os acordos que fez em termos políticos”, acrescentando […]
10 de Abril de 2017.

20th anniversary EVS in Amarante

Amarante hosted a camping that reunited over 50 volunteers. Last summer between the 28th and the 31st of June as a part of the events for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the EVS program in Portugal there was a meeting in Amarante, organized by Casa da Juventude and the National Agency. The four days of camping and events were very packed and past so fast. On arrival day was dedicated for meeting each other and star to share our experiences. That same day in the afternoon we went to a place called Vila Meã were we saw some historical places and were took place in the night the first event of Há Fest, with a Sunset Party. The second day […]
7 de Abril de 2017.

Half-tourist-half-local

Being a volunteer has a somehow schizophrenic side to it: you’re local and tourist at the same time. European Volunteers come from abroad and are living and volunteering in a foreign country for a considerable amount of time. The everyday routine, shaped by the project, somehow makes of the volunteers locals of the city they stay and work in. Though that designation seems wrong in space… I would not go as far as considering myself a local of Funchal, even though I’ve been here for half a year already, I feel like I know the city well and my tour guide experience makes that I probably know more about Madeiras capital, its history, buildings etc. than many other born and […]
3 de Abril de 2017.

Five differences

5 Things in Madeira, that are completly different in Germany First of all, I have to admit there are way more than five things that are completly different in Germany than in Madeira and it is most liky impossible to write all of them down. For me, as I am living now already 6 month here on Madeira and lived nearly my whole life in Germany, there are some small things that not only I find remarkable, but also german tourists were noticing. Obviously there are several things that the Germans are well known for, e.g. never to cross a red street light, and you don’t have to lived there for several years to realise that there are big differences. […]
30 de Março de 2017.

Living outside

So the main point of all this experience is growing as a person, as individual human being, make from yourself better at solving difficult situations. Starting from the beginning, living outside of your parents home isn’t as easy as it looks. First of all you have to adapt to new situations that were completely covered in the easy parental environment. Take care of a lot of different things that you never expect. In that moment you realize how it’s going to be the rest of your life, in the way that no longer will be the easiness of home. Now you have to make the home by your own, trying to keep the “traditions” that in your original home you […]
27 de Março de 2017.

Living in the Residence

My first thought was that it was in an amazing location, within spitting distance of the ocean and with many restaurants and beautiful buildings surrounding it. There would be no difficulty in finding somewhere to spend my evenings. The term ‘university residence’ conjures up many different pictures to different people. Having been exceptionally lucky during my own time at university in regards to accommodation and having heard other people’s horror stories about their own times it was with some trepidation that I came to live at the university residence here in Madeira. I discovered that I would be sharing a room, something I hadn’t done since I was a child. Fortunately for me these girls were absolutely lovely and very […]
23 de Março de 2017.

Madeiran Heritage

This is why heritage can be shared and spread by anybody. We are a group of international volunteers, coming from different countries to promote, preserve and present the material and immaterial heritage of Madeira. The sweatshirts we wear whilst doing this read „Madeiran Heritage – Sharing our legacy“, because that is what we are doing, sharing the legacy of Madeira. The heritage and culture of the island. But it’s not our legacy, it’s someone else’s legacy. When I told my friends that I would leave Germany to talk about the history, buildings and personalities that shaped an Island on which I had never set foot beforehand, they were a little bit confused and wondering. But, how will you guide people through […]