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. Our members are closely connected, and these links have been created through our projects: Youth festivals and exchanges, training for trainers programmes, capacity building, volunteer exchange, production of research, seminars and gathering of resources.

OUR LASTEST PROJECTS

Youth Participation in Caravan

Youth Participation in Caravan

Research conducted by Sovhi Silius in May 2019, mapping the current state of youth participation within the Caravan Youth and Social Circus Network. Read the summary report Read the full report The objective of this report is to paint a picture of the current state of...

Circus ++

Circus ++

Youth and social circus is a measure of intervention based on the combination of circus arts, sports and social-pedagogy. It targets the young but also various at-risk groups in order to support the empowerment and emancipation of individuals and assist with...

Circus as Intercultural Encounter

Circus as Intercultural Encounter

PartnersZaltimbanq (applicant) - LuxembourgCaravan - Belgium University College Dublin - IrelandAltro Circo - ItalySirkus Magenta - Finland Circus Planeet - BelgiumSkala - SloveniaPalestinian Circus School - Palestine ObjectivesThe proposed project seeks to promote...

European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps

Caravan has a network of exchange for volunteers within Europe, to support the mobility of young people in circus.    By getting involved in the real-life activities of our youth and social circus schools, young people are able to boost their competencies, increase...

Circus Trans Formation 5

Circus Trans Formation 5

We're back once again with our international social circus training programme, with 20 new circus trainers taking part. Partners Sorin SirkusCIRQUEONZaltimbanq'Galway Community CircusMetis GwaBelfast Community Circus SchoolCirkokrogAltro CircoEcole de Cirque de...

Transformation through Circus Arts – A New Narrative for Europe

Transformation through Circus Arts – A New Narrative for Europe

Circus Arts have a significant impact on the social, professional and economic transformation of the individuals. Caravan, the European youth and social circus network, and Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles organise the « European seminar: Transformation through Circus...

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There are still some places left on Ateneu Popular 9 Barris's training for social trainers starting in November
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European Voluntary Service with Lena Wulf

Lena Wulf, from Berlin, Germany has just completed a year in Erasmus' European Voluntary Service (EVS), working as a circus trainer at Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde in France.  Circus was such a passion right away I got in to circus through acro-yoga and through that...

Youth Participation Report Released

Our intern Sohvi Silius conducted a study about Youth Participation within our network and wrote a mapping report on the results. Click here: 2-page summary30-page report  The results are back from our research and they show that youth participation is receiving...

Caravan successful with Circus as an Intercultural Encounter

Great news, our project Circus as an Intercultural Encounter has been awarded Erasmus+ funding! The project includes a research process aiming to build a training module on circus as a cultural encounter, a pilot training for trainers where this module will be tested,...

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