“Circus pedagogy for youth workers”

Asukoht: Ungari, Sikonda

Toimumise 23.06.2018 – 30.6.2018


Saatvaks organisatsiooniks on Avatud Ühiskond MTÜ. Koolituse eesmärk on tuua kokku noorsootöötajad, vabatahtlikud, õpetajad, aktivistid ja kõiki teisi kes soovivad tulevikus panustada huvihariduse edendamisse Eestis läbi akrobaatika ja tsirkuse-pedagoogika võtete. Osaleja peab olema vähemalt 18 aastane ning vanuse ülempiir puudub. Koolitust korraldab Ungari žongleerimise assotsiatsioon. Koolitus on mõeldud algajatele kes ei ole varem valdkonnaga kokku puutunud, kuid on motiveeritud uute lähenemiste katsetamisest. Vaata järele ja kandideeri osalejaks!

Projekti töökeel on inglise keel ning sellest lähtuvalt on projektiga seonduv informatsioon ning registreerimine lisatud vastavalt. Korduma kippuvate küsimustega on võimalik tutvuda siin. Kõikide küsimustega võib meie poole pöörduda eesti keeles: info@uhiskond.ee

General information and description of the project

The training course “Circus pedagogy for youth workers” is organized by Hungarian Juggling Association (HU) and Association CIK/Circus La Bulle (SLO) in Sikonda Hungary, during the period of 23.6.- 30.6.2018, including 26 participants and four team members from 13 countries (Romania, Slovenia, Estonia, Spain, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Poland).

During the 7 day training course we will discover how to use circus pedagogy as a method of youth work. We use circus activities as a form of pedagogy in teaching and in non-formal education. Our main idea is that circus activity is appealing and fun for everybody, making it ideal as a tool for educational work with youngsters.

There will be two participants per country. We’d like to remind that it’s essential to establish gender balance – one male and one female participant will be chosen.

Aims and goals of the project

The aim is to introduce youth workers and youngsters to positive, healthy activities that encourage co-operation, and strengthen confidence while developing coordination and persistence. The end result is much more than learning these skills – it also helps to improve self-esteem, build social capital and direct people towards positive ways of living.

The main goal of our project is to teach the participant basics of various circus skills such as partner and group acrobatics, juggling, diabolo, balloon modelling and show them how to prepare and implement a circus workshop which they can use as a tool in their work with youngsters. On the end of our training course, all the participants will be equipped with knowledge how to prepare and implement a basic circus pedagogy workshop on their own. After the project, their task will be to lead a circus pedagogy workshop for youngsters in their country and this way disseminate results of TC.

During the project participants (with the help of trainers) will prepare a short circus show which they will perform for the local community. After the show, the participants will lead the circus pedagogy workshop for the local community and test their newly learned skills.

The project will include these results:

  1. Increased competences of the youth workers directly involved in the project;
  2. Video with information and key elements of the project
  3. Articles outlining the importance of transferring the competencies into practice and the purpose in life.

Participants profile

We are looking for youth workers/youth leaders who are over the age of 18 with a good level of English, who will be willing and committed to actively participate in ALL sessions (about 9 hours a day):

  • All participants HAVE TO BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD otherwise they cannot participate in the project.
  • There should be a gender balance; half of the participants should be male and half female.
  • All participants should speak and understand English.
  • Participants SHOULD NOT have any previous knowledge of circus skills as the T.C. is adapted to total beginners.
  • Participants should already be involved in youth work or have the motivation to get involved.
  • Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.
  • Some participants, ideally half, should fall in the category of youngsters with fewer opportunities, meaning youngsters with geographical obstacles (from remote rural areas, islands, less serviced areas…), economic obstacles and social obstacles.



The Training Course will take place in Sikonda, a small village situated in the southern part of Hungary, 15km away from Pécs, one of the most multicultural cities of the country. Our venue, Varatabor is located in the Mecsek Mountain, one of the most beautiful mountains in the area.

Participants will be accommodated in 7-bed rooms with bathroom and we will have two big common space that we can use during the whole training period. There are a lot of nice open air areas where the participants can enjoy the beautiful nature of the Mecsek Mountain. There is also a thermal bath close by.


Relevant information:

The Erasmus + Programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse 100% of the travel costs for the participants – up to 275 euros. It is recommended to have a disposal for small expenses. There will be a participation fee of 80€ per participant from the receiving organisation to provide additional activities that Erasmus+ programme is unable to cover. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. Please fill in this form to apply and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch: info@uhiskond.ee

Participants will receive a  “Youthpass” certificate which describes and validates the non-formal and informal learning experience gained during the project, to be attached to the CV.

Registration deadline:  20.05.2018

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