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Caravan - research on circus pedagogy (1st idea)

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Laurent Beauthier

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Towards a Bachelor's degree
for circus trainers !

Leonardo da Vinci - Partnership
2014 - 2018
2009 - 2011

Main Objectives:
Create a framework of competences for social circus trainers
Define "social circus"
University of Brussels
6 Circus Schools:
- Circus Elleboog
- Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde
- Belfast Community Circus School
- Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles
- Sorin Sirkus
- Zaltimbanq'
The partnership
2012 - 2014
Leonardo da Vinci
Transfer of Innovation
Main Objectives:
create the 1st European training programme for social circus trainers
write a curriculum and a teacher's manual
The Partnership
8 Circus schools
Cirkus Cirkör
Belfast Community Circus School
Sorin Sirkus
Ateneu Popular Nou Barris
Ecole de Cirque de Bruxelles
Parada Foundation
Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde
Circus Elleboog
University of Louvain
The transfer of innovation
Caravan Circus schools
University of Louvain
20-day training programme
for social circus trainers
including 4 modules:
Circus techniques
140 hours
International Methodological
training sessions
National sessions
Towards a bachelor's degree
in circus arts pedagogy !

Main Objective:
Create the first European 3-year training programme for circus trainers
Background and pedagogical material for the development of the training programme
Circus Trans Formation 1
Teacher training programme
Techniques (600 hours):
Juggling and Diabolo
Balancing (stilts, rola-bola,...)
Dance - movement
Body consciousness
University certificate
in circus arts management
Managerial skills (47 hours)

Cultural skills (33 hours)

Ethical and social responsibility skills (10 hours)

Other competences (22 hours)
To be specified
one specific discipline
3-year training programme for circus trainers
Circus techniques
Theory (110 hours):
Methodology and didactics
Facilitation techniques
Seminars (30 hours)

Internship (170 hours)

Self-training and research (300 hours)

Creation of the end of the year show (150 hours)
112 hours
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1300 hours
140 hours
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Other partner
The Partnership
At least 3 partners from 3 different countries
One circus school + a local university or certification organisation in the VET system
one specific discipline
Other partner
1800 hours
180 ECTS
one specific discipline
Other partner
Development of the training programme
Project 1
Project 2
International meetings gathering 1 or 2 representatives of each partner
Definition of the
Profession Profiles
At the end
of the 2 projects
International partnership meetings to refine and discuss together the work done by the different specific teams
Teams working on and developing specific areas of the training programmes
3-year training programme for circus trainers is ready to be implemented
Log book
Log book
2 years
Sept 2014 - August 2016
Sept 2016 - August 2018
2 years
Preparation of project 2
Erasmus + : Key action 2
Transnational cooperation between VET providers and local/regional communities in order to :
improve the training programmes
improve the quality of teaching
modernize the institutions
Main activities:
Exchanging good practices and innovation
Developing and delivering of innovating VET teaching/training materials and methods
Favoring the recognition and the validation of competences, skills and knowledge acquired through formal, non-formal and informal education
Cross-sectoral cooperation
Priorities for the projects contributing to:
the recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning
the active citizenship and entrepreneurship (including social entrepreneurship)
the evaluation of cross-disciplinary competences and the promotion of practical experiences in companies
the adoption of Open Educative Resources (available and open on the Web)
+ specifically for "Leonardo":
partnership between the world of education and the world of work
the development of short-term qualification
Who ?
Any public or private organisation active in the field of education and training
Participation of the most appropriate and diverse actors in order to reach a high quality level
Generally, the participants are from the Programme Countries. BUT other countries can participate as long as they bring a real and essential added value (to be justified in the application)
Minimum 3 organisations from 3 different Programme Countries
Programme Countries
28 EU Member States
Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Island
Candidate States: Republic of Macedonia, Turkey
Funding rules
The budget is in accordance with the size of the project
Maximum 150 000 €/an
Mainly based on "unit costs"
€ to the applicant coordinator
Max 10 partners will be financed
Duration of the project - 2 or 3 years
Deadline for submission - 30 April 2014
Results - August 2014
Start - 1 Sept. 2014
Strategic Partnership
Knowledge Alliance
Strengthen the links between the VET systems and the specific needs of a sector
Meet the demand for a new competence of a professional profile
Main activities:
creation of training programmes
creation of training methodologies
focus on learning through work experiences
Eligible sectors:
Sophisticated manufacturing processes
Cultural and creative sectors
Who ?
Minimum 9 partners from at least 3 programme countries
At least 1 organisation from 1 of the 3 categories in each country :
- VET public or private organisation
- Public or private organisation with a specific expertise in one sector at the regional, national or European level (social partners, research centers, professional organisation,...)
- Public or private organisation acting as a ruling entity in the VET system at the national, regional or European level (public authority, certification organisation, ...)
Funding rules:
Max 700 000 € for 2 years
Max 1000 000 € for 3 years
by the National agencies
by the executive agency
Duration of the project - 2 or 3 years
Deadline for submission - 3 April 2014
Start - 1 Nov. 2014
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