The AER Exchange programme
Connecting youth, regions, businesses and institutions

Personnel Information:

Region Political Officer:

João Filipe Gaspar Rodrigues

Region HR Officer:

Carla Berenguer | Dinarda Sousa

Region Operational Officer:

Hosting: Helena Ferreira | Luís Marçal. Sending: Regina Alves | Salomé Ferreira.

Contact Information:

Contact Address:

Região Autónoma da Madeira Direção Regional de Juventude | Rua dos Netos, n.º 46 | 9000-084 Funchal - Madeira | Portugal

Contact Email:

eurodisseia@madeira.gov.pt

Contact Phone:

+351 291203830

Main Website:

Direção Regional de Juventude | Madeira

Madeira

MADEIRA – Atlantic’s Garden!

COVID19 INFORMATION
Young people selected to undertake a Eurodyssey Internship in the Madeira Region, must carefully read all information regarding the guidelines of the regional authorities, namely the rules to be complied with, before completing their application process.

RULES:
1. Make proof with the coordinating entity of the Eurodyssey Program in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (Direção Regional de Juventude), of the subscription of a health insurance to cover medical and hospital expenses, in case of contracting infection by Covid while participating in the program *, together with the internship acceptance declaration;
2. The registration of the traveler is mandatory. For your convenience, you can fill it in the 12 to 48 hours prior to departure, through: https://madeirasafe.com/#/login
3. All passengers on flights from abroad who carry a negative test for COVID-19 disease (PCR), carried out in the 72 hours prior to departure, in laboratories certified by national or international authorities, upon disembarkation, proceed to their destination, upon presentation of the respective report which can also be submitted in advance, together with the registration referred to in point 2;
4. Passengers disembarking at airports in the Autonomous Region of Madeira who have not performed a PCR test for COVID-19 disease, will do so at Madeira Airport on arrival, free of charge. After performing the PCR test, the passenger will proceed to their destination. The passenger will be informed of the result in an estimated period of 12 hours, during which he must be confined.
5. For the safety and protection of all, comply with the recommendations.
6. For further clarification on this situation, passengers can send an email, uesp.madeira@iasaude.madeira.gov.pt and / or contact the following number: (+351) 291 208 738.

Informative Note *: COVID Insurance, extra Eurodyssey Program can be subscribed at any insurance company chosen by the intern or at the company suggested by the program coordinator https://fr.april-international.com/en

Follow the evolution of information about the recommendations about COVID, in the Autonomous Region of Madeira
– Covid19 Madeira | Information to visitors – http://www.visitmadeira.pt/en-gb/useful-info/corona-virus-(covid-19)/information-to-visitors-(covid-19
– Completing the traveler’s registration – http://www.visitmadeira.pt/pt-pt/homepage?areaid=1
– Covid19 General Information from the Regional Government of Madeira – https://www.madeira.gov.pt/Covid19

 

TOURISTIC INFORMATION

GEOGRAPHY

With a total area of 796,8km2, the Archipelago of Madeira is formed by the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, the Desertas islands and the Selvagens islands and others islets. It’s located in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and the African coast at approximately 980 km (90 minutes by air) of Lisbon (Portuguese capital) and about 600km of Morocco. Only the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are inhabited.
Its geographical position and its orography conjugated allow that the climate is pleasantand the atmospheric temperature is situated between 17ºC and 25ºC.
The monthly average temperature of sea water is also pleasant and varies throughout the year between 17ºC and 22ºC. The capital of Madeira is Funchal and its population is 112 000 inhabitants.

HISTORY

Discovered in 1419 by Portuguese explorers, the island of Madeira was the first region to be colonized and marked the beginning of the colonization of the world.
During the XVth century, Funchal became one of the most important port of the European trade routes due to the introduction of the production of the sugar cane culture.
The production of the sugar cane culture known as “White Gold” allowed Madeira to acquire luxurious objects of art which, today, enrich the museums of the region.
The culture of the vineyard which spreads in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries replacing the culture of the sugar cane in the regional economy brought important English traders. These settled down in Funchal where from they controlled trade with England, North America and the Antilles.
From the XIXth century and due to its climatic qualities, Madeira began to be known as therapeutic destination by many European aristocrat families who lived eventually temporary there. The concept of tourism which we know today began its first steps.
From 1976, Madeira became an Autonomous region of the Portuguese Republic.

TOURISM

By its particular characteristics, with its climate, the fusion between sea and mountain, the symbiosis between city and countryside makes that the region of Madeira offers to the tourist uncountable enjoyments of culture, sport, outdoor activities and entertainment.
Funchal appears as a modern city with many centers of historic and cultural interests with a big diversity of restaurants and typical places to be explored and to enjoy. You can tastea rich and varied gastronomy as the “bolo do caco” bread, meat kebab and the fresh fish (the tuna and the black scabbard fish). After dinner, take a walk to the bars of the city where you can enjoy traditional drinks as “poncha” or the more classic Madeira wine. Having a breakfast with the abundant tropical fruits of the island is always a healthy way to start your day.
The tourist poster of the region includes diverse events which take place throughout the year as the Carnival Festivities, the Flower Festival, The Atlantic Festival, The Wine Festival, the Colombus Festival, the Madeira Nature Festival and the Christmas and New Year Celebrations and the popular festivals which take place almost everywhere on the island.
The geographical and climatic characteristics of the region allow the practice of uncountable outdoor activities such as hang gliding, paragliding, boat trips, cetacean observation, diving, sport fishing, surf, windsurf, canyoning, climbing, golf, karting and walks into the mountain on foot in the green of the forest Laurissilva classified by the UNESCO as World Natural Heritage of the Humanity.

INFORMATIONS TOURISTIQUES

GEOGRAPHIE

Avec une aire totale de 796, 8 km2, l’Archipel de Madère est constitué par les îles de Madère et Porto Santo, les îles Désertes et îles Sauvages et les respectifs îlots situés dans l’Océan Atlantique entre le Portugal et la côte africaine; elle se situe environ à 980 km (90 minutes par avion) de Lisbonne (capitale portugaise) et à peu près à 600km du Maroc. Rien que les îles de Madère et Porto Santo sont habitées.
Sa position géographique et son orographie conjuguées permettent que le climat soit amène et que la température atmosphérique se situe entre 17ºC et 25ºC. La température moyenne mensuelle de l’eau de mer est aussi amène et varie pendant toute l’année entre 17ºC et 22ºC.La capitale de Madère est Funchal et sa population est de 112000 habitants.

HISTOIRE

Découverte en 1419 par des navigateurs portugais, Madère fut la première région à être peuplée par les Européens marquant le début de la colonisation du monde.
Pendant le XVème siècle, Funchal est devenu un port d’escale obligatoire pour les routes commerciales européennes dû surtout à l’introduction de la production agricole de la culture de la canne à sucre.
La production de la canne à sucre, à l’époque connue par “l’or blanc” a permis à Madère d’acquérir des œuvres d’art et des objets luxueux des meilleurs d’Europe et qui, aujourd’hui, enrichissent les musées de la région.
La culture de la vigne qui s’est épanouit aux XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles remplaçant la culture de la canne à sucre dans l’économie régionale apporta d’importants marchands anglais. Ceux-ci s’installèrent à Funchal d’où ils contrôlaient le commerce avec l’Angleterre, l’Amérique du Nord et les Antilles.
À partir du XIXème siècle et dû à ses qualités climatiques, Madère commença à être connue comme destination thérapeutique par beaucoup de familles aristocrates européennes qui y résidaient à terme temporaire. Le concept de tourisme que l’on connaît aujourd’hui commençait à entamer ses premiers pas.
À partir de 1976, Madère est devenue une Région Autonome de la République Portugaise.

TOURISME
Par ses caractéristiques particulières comme le climat amène, la fusion mer et montagne, la symbiose ville et campagne font que la Région de Madère offre au touriste d’innombrables jouissances de culture, de sport, d’activités en plein air et de divertissement.
Funchal se présente comme une ville moderne et avec beaucoup de centres d’intérêt historique, culturel, festivalier et avec une grande diversité de restaurants et de lieux typiques à explorer et à profiter. Vous pouvez savourer une gastronomie riche et variée, d’où on met en relief le “bolo do caco”, la brochette et le poisson frais (le thon et le poisson épée). Après le dîner, faîtes une promenade jusqu’aux bars de la ville où vous pourrez goûter les boissons traditionnelles comme la “poncha” ou le classique vin Madère. Prendre un petit-déjeuner avec les fruits tropicaux qui abondent dans l’île est toujours une forme saine pour commencer votre journée.
L’affiche touristique de la région inclut divers événements qui se déroulent pendant toute l’année comme les Fêtes du Carnaval, la Fête de la Fleur, le Festival de l’Atlantique, la Fête du Vin Madère, le Festival de Colomb, la Fête de Noёl et de la Fin de l’Année et les fêtes populaires qui ont lieu un peu partout dans l’île.

Les caractéristiques géographiques et climatiques de la région permettent la pratique d’innombrables activités en plein air telles que le deltaplane, le parapente, les promenades en bateau, l’observation de cétacés, la plongée, la pêche sportive, le surf, le windsurf, le canyoning, l’escalade, le golf, le karting et les randonnées en montagne à pied dans l’immense vert de la forêt Laurissilva classifiée par l’UNESCO comme Patrimoine Naturel Mondial de l’Humanité.