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15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Centro espacial dos Açores

Divulgados os resultados da primeira fase da criação de uma base para lançar pequenos foguetões da ilha de Santa Maria. Seguir-se-á, no início do próximo ano, o lançamento de um concurso internacional. A meta é ter foguetões a descolar com satélites daqui a três anos. As empresas aeroespaciais de todo o mundo tinham sido convidadas no final de Setembro para manifestarem o seu interesse, até 31 de Outubro, na criação de um centro espacial nos Açores. Agora o ministro da Ciência, Manuel Heitor, anunciou os resultados dessa auscultação: 14 consórcios internacionais, que incluem 12 empresas portuguesas, manifestaram interesse em conceber, instalar e operar um centro espacial nos Açores, na ilha de Santa Maria. O lugar de Malbusca, no Sul da […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]
8 de Novembro de 2018.

A Inclusão além-fronteiras

Projetos de cooperação do Instituto Politécnico de Leiria em Cabo Verde e no Brasil estão a promover as boas práticas para a inclusão social além-fronteiras. A equipa do Centro de Recursos para a Inclusão Digital (CRID) da Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais (ESECS) do Politécnico de Leiria, está em Cabo Verde. Célia Sousa, coordenadora do CRID, está em Cabo Verde como consultora do governo cabo-verdiano, a dar formação a docentes, em tecnologias de apoio na educação inclusiva, no âmbito de um projeto para a inclusão e acessibilidade financiado pelas Nações Unidas. A sua atividade é desenvolvida “considerado um modelo de boas páticas internacional no que toca a inclusão, sendo-lhe reconhecido um know-how e trabalho feito únicos a favor […]
8 de Novembro de 2018.

Cities of the World

Boom and Funchal offers a big list of cultural activities As Boom and Funchal are quite different in infrastructure and style, they are both considered to be world cities by size, recognisability, and status. They both host a great number of people as Funchal is a touristic hub under the Madeiran flag, so does the annual gathering of people in the city of Boom for the biggest music festival in the world, Tomorrowland. Both are host to a great variety of people from all over the world. As a huge portion of Madeiran tourists is German, English or American; so Boom has visitors from all corners of Europe, as well as people from all over the world. Both are positioned […]
6 de Novembro de 2018.

O que nos faz gostar de ter medo?

O medo, sentido de forma segura, ajuda a “desligar o cérebro” durante as situações assustadoras, dando um sentimento de conquista, de se ter ultrapassado um obstáculo. Mas tudo tem de ser feito de forma voluntária. Estar numa situação de medo e perigo de forma voluntária pode parecer contra-natura, mas é isso que acontece quando alguém decide ver um filme de terror ou entrar numa casa assombrada – mesmo que o perigo não seja real. Mas há alguma vantagem em sentir medo, calafrios, sustos e arrepios? “Ironicamente, o medo reduz o stress e a ansiedade”, explica ao PÚBLICO a investigadora norte-americana Margee Kerr, conhecida como a “socióloga do medo”, que publicou no início de Outubro um estudo no site da American Psychological Association sobre o […]
5 de Novembro de 2018.

An ocean of differences?

Funchal and Warsaw – the list of similarities between both places. Funchal and my home city are so distant, however, what are their similarities? In this united Europe, what do our cities share in this Union of, so far, 28 countries? What comes to my mind are mostly differences. In terms of the number of citizens, area, architecture and landscape that surrounds both cities. But where I see the biggest difference is climate. In Warsaw and generally Poland, weather is quite unpredictable. During summer days there might be an average of thirty-five degrees plus. On the other hand, sometimes in winter, the thermometer can show minus twenty-five degrees Celsius. While Madeiran temperatures are more stable throughout the year. Secondly, I […]
31 de Outubro de 2018.

Alojamento para alunos deslocados

O Governo actualizou o levantamento divulgado em Maio e concluiu que as 15.370 camas para estudantes chegam para apenas 13,5% dos deslocados. No ISCTE, onde só há lugar para 3,4% dos alunos que estão a estudar fora da área de residência, prevêem-se 54 novas camas “muito em breve”. O ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa está entre as instituições de ensino superior no país que mais falham na oferta de camas para os estudantes deslocados: aqui, só há lugar para apenas 3,4% dos alunos que se encontram foram da sua área de residência. Pior ainda está o Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, com um rácio de camas/deslocados de apenas 2,6%. Estas conclusões estão contidas no diagnóstico que o […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

So far and so close

When I arrived in Funchal, It felt like home. I arrived in Funchal short time ago, so it’s a bit difficult for me to talk about similarities when I hardly know the idiosyncrasies of Madeiran people. However, I must say that I immediately felt at home. I come from San Sebastian, a city in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, but I am a French resident since 2012. When I arrived in Funchal, I had the feeling of being in a known place, even though I had never been here. The people are friendly and warm and they immediately treat you as if they knew you. I think one of the biggest similarities with my hometown, is that […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

Insucesso escolar no secundário

Chumbar nem que seja um ano tem impacto no percurso durante o secundário. Região, natureza da escola e escalão do apoio social também ditam sucesso ou insucesso. Metade dos alunos que começam um curso científico-humanístico no ensino secundário um ano mais tarde do que o esperado ficam retidos ou desistem. Entre os que iniciam este ciclo na idade normal, aos 15 anos, isso só acontece com 27%. Portanto, basta um ano para fazer duplicar o insucesso. Esta é uma das constatações de um novo estudo sobre o ensino científico-humanístico agora divulgado pela Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência (DGEEC). A DGEEC avaliou a situação dos alunos inscritos nos cursos científico-humanísticos, que são cerca de metade dos estudantes do secundário, três […]
27 de Julho de 2018.

Madeira in the summer

The way there doesn’t even seem long because of the nice views. If I would have to describe the perfect summer day in Madeira, it would be something like this. Waking up before the sun is up, taking breakfast with me and going by car to Pico do Areeiro with a group of friends. There we would sit on the second highest point of Madeira and eat breakfast while watching the sunrise. After that, we would drive down the mountain through the beautiful Madeiran forest. Next stop would be Santana. There we would go visit the Madeira theme park. Of course, the park is pretty touristic, but spending a few hours there with friends could be fun. Seeing the typical […]
24 de Julho de 2018.

Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço

There you can see huge cliffs reaching out of the sea. This eastern peninsula of the island is from volcanic origins, it consists mostly basalt stone but also limestone sediment formations. Because of the pretty dry climate and the exposure to northern winds, there is low vegetation. It looks very different from the other parts of the island and this is what makes it so special. A nice fact is that the name of the vereda comes from the name of João Gonçalves Zarco’s caravel, São Lourenço. Zarco was one of the three discoverers of Madeira. For me, this walk is definitely one that you NEED to do when you are in Madeira, it’s one of the most beautiful walks […]
21 de Julho de 2018.

How not waste a summer in Madeira

Let me give you some non-qualified tips for the months to come. To be honest, I have not been in Madeira during the hottest months of summer. My experience started in September what I would still call summer due to the heat. Madeira is very versatile and full of possible activities. That is the reason why I love this island. People who love the sea have several options to explore the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling and scuba diving let you discover the biodiversity of the sea dwellers. But not everyone likes to dive in the dark and deep ocean and some rather stay above the surface of the water, at least with their heads. There are still enough activities, such as […]
19 de Julho de 2018.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh: of the most famous artists of the 19th century. This fame is not only because his art, but also because of his life. He was born in 1853, in a village near the Belgian border. When starting adulthood he did not really know what to do. He first became a schoolteacher, then a book salesman, studied theology and became a preacher in a coal mine. He did not really do well in all these jobs and got fired for all of them. Eventually, his brother Theo convinced Vincent to become an artist after seeing the sketches he made. He moved around in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Paris before eventually moving to the village of Arles in France, […]
18 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]