A French guy in Funchal will give you, this month, some tips to prepare your summer, as you’re coming soon in Madeira Island. Take what you want, but just know that some little mistakes are hidden!
To begin, Madeira is a very cold Island, because It’s climate is very fresh. That’s why people always need to have and/or to wear a pullover, some waterproof sneakers, a pair of short trousers, and a waterproof sun hat.
However, if you like to go to the beach, you’ll enjoy coming to Madeira, so don’t forget to bring with you your swimsuit and to buy a ticket for Porto Santo, it will worth it! To go to Porto Santo you can go by a ferryboat or plane. Indeed going by plane, from Madeira to Porto Santo, can be a good idea because It’s fast and you’ll not be afraid of the flight. The ship is better if you’re not too sick.
OH, don’t forget also to consult the internet before arriving in Madeira to know where are the different beaches of the island. You’ll not find so many beaches, but even the little ones you can be sure you’ll gonna like it!
Run for each activity you want to achieve here because there are so many to do. Even though it’s about 80 kilometers on 40 kilometers, it’s an island and everything is very concentrated. But you’ll in the same time need to look everywhere you move, to watch out not to fall on the ground.
Of course, you’re not coming to Madeira to rectify your portrait on the pebbles on the side roads or to make plastic surgery with your coccyx because it’s broken and in need of a replacement! SO bring with you all of your diplomas of performances from home, as proofs of your capabilities of looking in all directions at the same time! You get me, right? If not, I mean you may need to chill in Madeira, and I guess you’ll, even more, appreciate your journey here!
Open your eyes to catch all the beauty of Madeiran women and girls, but you should focus more on the architecture, the Portuguese points you’re probably missing a lot once back at home.
And to finish, my best tip would be: enjoy and tell yourself there are different ways of making a good trip! So you’re experiencing what Madeira will offer you to live, and what you’ll take of it!
Augustin COCHET, French (from Lyon area), with knowledge in Food Process and Food Industries. In studies reorientation: to Theater and Tourism, Human Sciences; and passionate of books/magazines, new languages, food, and culture.
Erasmus+ is a programme of the European Commission embracing the fields of education, training, youth and sports during the period 2014-2020. One of the major aspects is the cooperation between the different fields where the programme acts, hence contributing for a diverse and rich Europe.
Amongst the several goals of the programme, the following are prioritised: the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target; the aims of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks; the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education; the overall goals of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018); the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport and the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union.
In order to achieve these goals, the Erasmus+ has several action policies. The Key Action 1 (KA1) is directed towards the mobility of people; Key Action 2 (KA2) for the cooperation for innovation and the interchange of good experiences; and Key Action 3, which is for the support of reformation policies.
Since 1991 the University of Madeira Students’ Union has developed a wide incentive policy for voluntary work. In 2013 the Students’ Union started the process to receive, send and coordinate Erasmus+ projects of the European Voluntary Service, in order to have a larger influence in the volunteering field. The Union received its first volunteer withing the ambit of a KA1 project in 2014. Many efforts have been done to allow young people from Madeira to take part in several initiatives in Europe, as well as propose several projects allowing young people from several countries to work in the projects of the Students’ Union of the University of Madeira. The main goal of the voluntary work is the contribution of the volunteers to the communities and places they will be staying, being their work not rewarded with payment.
We believe that the European Voluntary Service is a mechanism full of experiences, allowing the approved candidates to have the privilege of taking part in these projects and benefit the places and communities where these volunteers will be staying.
Since 2013, the University of Madeira Students’ Union has received volunteers that have collaborated in several activities and initiatives. Besides being able to enjoy a wonderful experience which will contribute to their personal and professional growth, they are able to contribute in a unique way to the community in which they are inserted and to join dozens of volunteers from the University of Madeira.