Integrating circus arts as a tool for social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in the heart of European social and cultural policies is the object of this seminar, which took place from 19 to 21 September in Brussels.

This seminar was a way to convene operators, actors and young people that work on different territories in Europe and beyond in the field of inclusion through circus arts, to exchange and to share skills, experiences and practices. To this end, a number of key actors working at different professional levels were involved in this seminar: regional and national representatives to the EU, members of the European parliament, university researchers, national political actors in the field of culture and arts, along with the directors and trainers of the Caravan members. We had also the participation of Cirque du Soleil with a presentation of its work in social circus.

Theory and practice, testimonies and reflections, analyses and show were the main approach of this meeting.

Please find here the presentation of the first day of the seminar, which was organised in partnership with Ile-de-France Europe, Brussels-Capital region and Québec Government Office in Brussels, along with Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles and Cirque du Soleil.

seminar programme