Youth exchanges

Caravan put the young people at the centre of its activities. Caravan stresses the importance of learning through exchanges and organises each year youth exchanges in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.

Caravan youngsters live together a fantastic adventure by exchanging their knowledge and creativity. A life changing experience that combines education, entertainment and fun!

Upcoming youth exchanges

23 – 29 July 2017, Bagneux (France)


Past youth exchanges

11 – 19 July 2016, Galway (Ireland)

40 young people and circus teachers from circus schools accross Europe head to Galway to spend a week meeting new people from the European circus community. The participants travelled from Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles in Belgium, Cirqueon in the Czech Republic, Altro Circo in Italy, Sorin Sirkus in Finland and Skala in Slovenia and were met by their hosts from Galway Community Circus.

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6 – 14 July 2014, Wavre (Belgium)
1 week, 1 common creation, 1 show, 30 European young people, 7 different nationalities.

Which kid has ever dreamed of participating in a European creation gathering young people from 7 different nationalities? You dreamed it, Caravan did it! From 6 to 14 July, more than 50 young people will live together a fantastic experience: during a week they created a show which was on the programme of the P’tit Cirq’en Palc Festival, the meeting for amateur circus schools in Belgium. Guided by professional circus artists, the European youngsters learned how to create a show in a multicultural context and lived the festival at the same rhythm as real artists.

6-13 August 2013, Alby/Stockholm (Sweden)

The project called “The young European Hood: creative circus, active and trustful” brought together 35 young people and 9 youth leaders from 7 Caravan members (Cirkus Cirkör, Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles, Cirqueon, Sorin Sirkus, Le Plus Petit Cirque de Monde, Galway Community Circus and Zaltimbanq’). They explored each other’s cultures, their fundamental rights according to the European Union, to promote healthy living and to collaborate on a creative venture using the medium of contemporary circus.

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21 – 29 July 2012 in Tampere (Finland)
This youth exchange was hosted by Sorin Sirkus and gathered young people from the Caravan’s members.

Thanks to this event, the young participants had the chance to learn more about the European programmes in the field of Youth and the possibilities to create or to participate in social circus projects. The exchange aimed also to contribute to the intercultural dialogue in Europe.

A fabulous show was presented at the end of the exchange!