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FEDEC_logo_bilingue_FR_EN_webFounded in 1998, the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) is a European and international network of more than 60 members (2/3 of secondary, vocational and higher education circus schools and training programmes, and 1/3 of organisations involved in information, research and circus arts advocacy) located in more than 20 countries in Europe and beyond. FEDEC’s main vocation is to support the development and evolution of training, teaching and creation in the field of circus arts education.


  • Improve the quality of circus arts education, creation and innovation
  • Recognition of circus arts sector
  • Continuous training of circus arts teachers and directors
  • Non formal and informal learning and mobility experiences for artists, students, teachers and directors
  • Applied research in the cultural field connected with circus arts education


  • CIRCLE – Encounters between FEDEC schools promoting student creation in circus arts
  • INTENTS – Strategic Partnership for the definition of the profession of circus arts teacher and the recognition of its skills
  • MAILLONS – Skills Development Workshop for Educational and Artistic Directors
  • MIROIR – Survey and dialogue between employers and young circus arts professionals
  • REFLECT – Reflections  and Exchanges for Circus arts Teachers 
  • SAVOIRS – European profile of the circus teacher