In 2016 we began a ABCirk Junior Leader Scheme for members 15-20yrs to develop leadership skills & competencies in circus pedagogy.

Five Junior Leaders became assistant tutors for younger groups, took part in tutor training & worked with European peers, (CIRQUEON (CZ), Cirkus LeGrando (CZ), Cirkus in Beweging (BL), to develop methodologies for the wider sector to adapt junior leader schemes within their organisations.

Our young people have annual opportunities in international youth exchanges allowing them to gain new skills & become part of an active, close-knit network of like-minded youth circus students from across Europe.

The learning process, methods and games were documented in videos taken by the young participants and shared online:

The second phase of the project has received Erasmus+ funding and will run from 2019-2022 led by CIRQUEON.