About caravan

Caravan is an international Youth and Social Circus network of 30 circus schools from across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, that advocates for the positive impact of youth and social circus. The network was established in 2008 by 6 European circus schools with a common goal to use social circus as an educational tool and to dedicate this work to groups from disadvantaged backgrounds with specific needs. 

We are a non-profit organisation that is committed to developing the sector and empowering our members and their participants through international collaborations, training for trainers programmes, youth exchanges, volunteer exchanges, meetings and seminars,  production of research and gathering of resources. 

To see the map of our members click below. 

Our objectives

  • To use Circus Arts to create positive personal, community and social change.
  • General objectives

  • To advocate for the positive impact of youth and social circus

  • To develop innovative pedagogical approaches for youth and social circus

  • To promote, through international co-operation, the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of social circus

  • To maximise opportunities and pathways for people engaged in youth and social circus to connect across Europe and beyond

  • Professionalise pedagogic, social, artistic and administrative skills of the sector

Our objectives

  • To use Circus Arts to create positive personal, community and social change.
  • General objectives

  • To advocate for the positive impact of youth and social circus

  • To develop innovative pedagogical approaches for youth and social circus

  • To promote, through international co-operation, the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of social circus

  • To maximise opportunities and pathways for people engaged in youth and social circus to connect across Europe and beyond

  • Professionalise pedagogic, social, artistic and administrative skills of the sector

team

Ophélie Mercier

Development manager

Board members