Training for trainers

The Opening the Circus Tent: Training for Trainers is under the Erasmus + Program planned by three organizations; Hungarian Juggling Association, Scuola di Circo Corsaro and Donyet Ardit Association.

With over a decade of experience in Social Circus, these three organizations have worked with minority groups in the outskirts of Alicante, Naples and Budapest. The focus of the organizations is to use Circus Arts as a tool to approach difficulties related to gender disparities, criminality, school abandonment, violence and drug abuse.

Our concern for learning has led us to establish this partnership to share our best practices. Together, we designed a training program in order to teach techniques that will be used to develop strategies when working for the inclusion of minority groups. The program has been created for Circus Artists, Teachers, Educators, Animators or Social Operators to use social circus as a tool for social pedagogical interventions.

To confront participants with pedagogical theories and practices related to social intervention with minority groups.

The purpose of the training program is to:

  • Understand the potential of the circus arts as a tool to facilitate the social inclusion of minority groups.
  • Analyze and understand situations of inequality by approaching features that can differentiate us or bring us closer (e.i. gender, economic, social, ethnic, political, etc.)
  • Observe, Read and React to diverse social issues from different perspectives.
  • Explore the necessary conditions for self-analysis and self-criticism towards the improvement of our capacities.
  • Design safe and inclusive learning spaces in which the pedagogical relationship is looked after with an intensive awareness.
  • Practice techniques of Pedagogy for the Third Millennium, Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Gender Diversity in working with youth groups.

– Critical Incidents
– Observation Technics
– Mediation Technics
– No verbal communication
– Games and dynamics of the theatre of the oppressed
– Self-analysis

The Content of the Training has been structured on the basis of three fundamental pillars of our existence:
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
– Focus on Gender and Diversity
– Contemporary Pedagogy


  • Located in Budapest at the Inspiral Circus Space.
  • Date: 22-26 June 2019.
  • The course is taught in English.
  • Participative using non-formal learning methods combined with a few theoretical parts.
  • The course is highly intensive, participants will be asked to participate actively in the whole duration of the 5 training days. Travel days have to be outside the training days, so please be sure to arrive before the 22th of June and depart after the 26th of June.
  • Funded by the Erasmus+program: food, accommodation and transport costs will be fully covered.