Projects and collaborations

Cirkör's operations work with many different target groups and partners - both nationally and internationally. Over the years we have had our own and partner collaboration projects for target groups such as elders with dementia, circus educators and teachers, refugees, disabled, school pupils and children and young people in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas.

The pedagogical methods of circus are constantly being developed to benefit social, physical and mental abilities such as cooperation, trust and concentration. Below you can read about some of our ongoing projects.

CIRKUS++

First research-based European degree for youth and social circus pedagogy

Following our latest research project Circus+, Cirkus Cirkör in collaboration four other members in Caravan; Sorin Sirkus, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Galway Community Circus and Cirqueon, as well as four higher education institutions have been awarded funding to launch the first research-based European full-degree curriculum of 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) in European Qualification Framework level 6 of Youth and Social Circus Pedagogy with five national implementation plans to respond both to the shortage of the professionals and qualitative needs.

Circus++ is funded by the European Union Erasmus+ programme.


CIRCUS TRANS FORMATION (CTF)

Based on five years of European-funded research, working with two universities and eight Caravan members Circus Trans Formation In Action provides ongoing training in social circus. The trainers take four modules in four different international circus schools, joining circus trainers from across the world.

CTF is funded by the European Union Erasmus+ programme.

Circus Trans Formation in Action 4

Our Circus Trans Formation In Action training programme is still at the core of Caravan’s activity, and continues to develop new generations of social circus trainers. It’s the outcome of a five year European research carried out by two universities, eight Caravan members and the Caravan office, resulting in the development of a framework of competences for social circus trainers. The fourth round of our training for social circus trainers programme kicked off in September in Cabuwazi in Berlin. We’re looking forward to continuing working with our talented participants in 2019.

Partners: Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, France; Ecole De Cirque de Bruxelles, Belgium; Sorin Sirkus, Finland; Cabuwazi, Germany; AltroCirco, Italy ; Cirkokrog, Slovenia; Skala, Slovenia; Galway Community Circus, Ireland; Sirkhane, Turkey ; Upsala Zirk, Russia; Cirqueon, Czech Republic. 22 circus trainers participate.

Read more about Circus Trans Formation in Action 1, 2  and 3 here.