Join the Circus!

International training course

Join the Circus!
Circus Arts as Tools for Social Inclusion
Training of youth workers, Budapest, Hungary
15 th to 22nd of November 2014

This project will bring 22 people from diverse backgrounds, dealing with youngsters from marginalized groups, as migrants, refugees, Roma, street children, addicted youngsters and/or youngsters from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

The primary focus of the Training Course will be on Social Circus, the use of circus arts as tool to work with Young people. What circus arts can give, how it can be implemented within marginal groups, how it fosters social inclusion. The project is based on practical work, and includes fieldwork, in collaboration with Hungarian social circus projects.


22 participants (youthworkers, animators, activists, trainers, volunteers, etc.) that work and/or act in the urban social sector using theatre from Spain, Italy, Greece, UK, Denmark, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Hungary.

To apply

Profile of the participants
We are looking for participants who:
-work with youngsters from marginalized groups
-would like to share and to explore realities and issues related to social exclusion
-have some experience in using any kind of arts that can be related with circus. (juggling, acrobatics, clowning, carnival/cabaret arts or other performative arts)
-are able to be a multiplier of the methods learnt during the training
-are able to participate on the whole duration of the training
-are able to communicate in English

Social Circus
Practical work with local youngsters
Non formal education
Public action

The project is funded by the Erasmus + program.


Acting Youth-Connecting Europe

Training Course

6-14 October 2014 | Linz, Austria

This is an international training course based on theatre as tool for social development, using methods of non-formal education and that demands an active participation of participants. The training is based on practical work.

Jumbo and INCA are looking for 20 participants for the project: Acting Youth-Connecting Europe

This is an international training course that will be held in Linz, a city in Austria from the 6th to the 14th of October 2014. It is a project based on theatre as tool for social development, using methods of non-formal education and that demands an active participation of participants.

The main theme throughout the project will be Intercultural dialogue and social exclusion.

The training is based on practical work.
The work will involve theatre workshop, physical work, performance, movement work, team building, training and other theatrical methods. The work will primarily be creative, self reflective, collaborative, and intensive, largely movement and physical based.
This training will be intensive, residential with no access to main urban areas.

Using artists from all theatrical mediums (theatre, social theatre, performance art, physical theatre, dance) the project aims to bring together a group, which believe in Art as a tool for creating social change in society.

Erasmus+ Programme funds the project.

Working languages:
English (plus some German and Italian)

Criteria to participate

− Being able to work theatrically and physically
− 1 year experience in theatrical field
− Socially engaged, aware and interested.
− Interested in using theatre and arts as a means of personal expression.
− Young artists ready to participate actively in the project.
− Able to attend the full duration of the workshop
− Able to use English as a working language

Contact for questions:
Phone: +447534687677

To Apply here

Deadline 2nd of August


Residential Workshops
June 2014


The subjects: VJing, Motion Graphic, Video Mapping and The Performing Body.

Places are limited.

Where: Azienda Agricola SemiBradi Località Migianella – Umbertide (PERUGIA)
The project is promoted by Inca Italia in collaboration with Semi Bradi

If you are interested please do not hesitate to Contact Us

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Migianel-LaB is a project by INCA Italia and Azienda Agricola Semi Bradi with the intention of combining the passion for the earth, healthy eating with residential art workshops . The laboratories want to be a unique experience of training within a reality that aims to eco-sustainability, self-sufficiency, survival of peasant culture and believes that an innovative and participatory approach to art and creativity is the key to face the challenges of contemporary times.

Participants will have the opportunity to be hosted for four days immersed in a natural setting and taste the food products made by Semi Bradi Farm.
The participation fees includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner of products made locally.

The main objectives of the workshops are:
– To develop innovative  training
– To promote a new way of dealing with the rurality
– To provide technical  and artistic training
– To develop innovative way of training and inter-exchange good practices of sustainable development
– To encourage the creation of a space for interaction and exchange between people close to the world of theater and Multimedia arts
– To create new artistic connections and  collaborations

The workshops are based on practical work. At the end of the workshop there will be presentations by the public as a result of work done to provide additional learning opportunities for participants.

To apply and know more about the workshops go HERE

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Training e-manual on Theatre, Video and Creativity in International Trainings.

If you are looking for games and techniques in order to implement a training course or any other activity with a youth group, then we suggest you refer to the free publications available HERE for more information.

However, if you are looking for:

  • practical examples of how Non-Formal Education is applied in training courses or group activities;
  • the specific competencies necessary to implement such activities;
  • practical tips on how to solve problems that may arise during youth activities;
  • what skills should be developed by a Non Formal Education trainer; and
  • how to implement participatory activities using the arts to stimulate social change;

…then you have come to the right place!

We have organised the contents of this publication in order to highlight the pedagogical and educational perspectives that lie at the heart of the games, exercises and simulations frequently used in youth activities. Therefore, there are no lists of games or activity sheets, but examples are used in order to understand what lies beneath specific dynamics or exercises. Our materials are structured in this way, as we believe that one of the main competencies a Non-Formal Education trainer should possess is the ability to create, modify and develop the activities that s/he proposes to the participants. This includes the ability to develop activities in accordance with the specific context (hence not simply proposing a fixed sequence of exercises or games). No activity works the same way in every context. In order to do something interesting and stimulating, we have to adapt to suit the specific context we are working in. This is the work of the trainer: following his/her intuition, experience and knowledge of the tools s/he is using. Obviously, we cannot offer an absolute guide for something that only experience can teach, but someone else’s experience (in this case, INCA’s Network of trainers) can be of assistance.

This publication is organised into articles, interviews and collective reflections (“Ship’s log”) focused on important themes identified by experienced trainers. This first-hand material is used to provide an in-depth analysis of the key aspects relevant to leading Non-Formal Activities using the Arts, starting from the experiences of INCA’s projects. Sometimes these contributions address practical issues (for instance, how to develop and modify a single exercise in order to satisfy specific needs) or more general questions (for instance, what is feedback and how to use it in training courses). Every theme presented is enhanced with practical examples, Internet links, hyperlinks to other sections of the publication and photos and video connected to the contents.

Our hope is that this publication will become a useful tool to anyone interested in gaining information about the characteristics of training in Non-Formal Education and/or youth activities. Additionally, we hope that this publication will come in handy to those interested in unveiling the learning processes and dynamics of participatory activities.

Enjoy the read!

INCA team

Project funded by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

SALTO-YOUTH opportunity

School Inclusion Units Study Visit

Study Visit

20-24 May 2014 | Birmingham, United Kingdom

A number of education providers will be visited to analyse the use of non-formal methods to work with inclusion groups and to support formal education needs. The main aim of the project is to show a variety of alternatives for managing behaviour.

This programme is designed primarily to offer those working in formal education with marginalised young people new ideas in behaviour management. The project will host a group of 25 people from different European countries from the 20th to the 24th of May 2014 in Birmingham, UK. People dealing with challenging behaviour in formal education are invited to apply. We would welcome applications from youth leaders, youth workers, teachers and behaviour/classroom support workers.
The focus of the training will be on enabling people working with inclusion groups to use non-formal methods to support formal education needs. The course will show youth workers and teachers a variety of alternative methods of managing behaviour. This will predominantly be done through skill-sharing both within the participant group and training team, as well as with invited experts from the alternative educational sector. The aim is to share practise, analyse the varying needs of young people and compare approaches for working together with individuals to support those needs – through formal and non-formal methods.

Unfortunately this course in NOT for participants from Partner countries – PROGRAMME PAX ONLY.
(Info for NAs – course financed with TCP budget)

Working language(s):

UK National Agency (National Agency)

Norwegian National Agency (National Agency)

This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the Uk National Agency – except a participation fee which varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This project is NOT open for Partner country participants, sorry.

Contact for questions:
Emanuele Nargi
Phone: +44 7534687677