The Situation of circus in the EU Member States [Recurs electrònic] : study report / European Commission. Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture. Europe Creative ; authors: Panteia, Jacqueline Snijders, Mandy Goes, Martin Clarke, Paul Vroonhof, with contributions from Verena Cornwall

By: Comissió Europea. Direcció General d'Educació, Juventud, Esport i Cultura.
Vroonhof, Paul | Clarke, Martin | Snijders, Jacqueline | Goes, Mandy | Panteia.
ISBN: 9789276036531.DOI: 10.2766/540507.Edition: [Latest ed.].Publisher: Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union, 2020Description: 136 p. : digital, fitxer PDF (1,69 Mb).Online resources: E-Link | Ressenya a Interacció Summary: This report presents a study on the circus sector in the European Union. The study is intended to be a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and follows up on the first inventory study on the sector commissioned by the European Parliament in 2003. The study focusses on collecting, creating and presenting quantitative and qualitative information to report on the current situation of the sector in the European Union. Based on descriptive analyses, an analysis is provided and recommendations have been developed related to the socio-economic profile of the sector, the educational situation of children whose parents work in the sector, its innovative potential and the (potential) usage and improvements of EU-funding provisions for the sector. As is the case for a number of cultural and creative sectors, data on the sector is severely lacking. Therefore several data collection methods were used, including literature review, surveys, focus groups, on-line surveys among circus companies and professionals, and expert interviews, to provide the most accurate picture of the sector. To get a good understanding of the sector, where relevant a distinction is made between the so called traditional/classical circus companies and the contemporary circus companies circus types. (Font: Autors)
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This report presents a study on the circus sector in the European Union. The study is intended to be a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and follows up on the first inventory study on the sector commissioned by the European Parliament in 2003.

The study focusses on collecting, creating and presenting quantitative and qualitative information to report on the current situation of the sector in the European Union. Based on descriptive analyses, an analysis is provided and recommendations have been developed related to the socio-economic profile of the sector, the educational
situation of children whose parents work in the sector, its innovative potential and the (potential) usage and improvements of EU-funding provisions for the sector.

As is the case for a number of cultural and creative sectors, data on the sector is severely lacking. Therefore several data collection methods were used, including literature review, surveys, focus groups, on-line surveys among circus companies and professionals, and expert interviews, to provide the most accurate picture of the sector. To get a good understanding of the sector, where relevant a distinction is made between the so called traditional/classical circus companies and the contemporary circus companies circus types. (Font: Autors)

Abstract -- Executive summary -- List of Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Socio-economic situation of the circus sector: 2.1 Introduction ; 2.2 Number of companies and main activities ; 2.3 Size and characteristics of the workforce ; 2.4 Current and likely future employment in the circus sector and its specificities ; 2.5 Current and likely future turnover of circus companies ; 2.6 Current and likely future number of spectators of circus shows -- 3. Access to compulsory education for children accompanying circus companies on tour: 3.1 Introduction ; 3.2 Compulsory education and its challenges for the circus sector ; 3.3 Number of (school age) circus children ; 3.4 Alternative compulsory education opportunities provided within EU Member States ; 3.5 Education on tour from the view of the circus sector ; 3.6 Suggested improvements highlighted by the circus sector -- 4. Innovative potential of the circus sector -- 5. (EU-)Funding provisions for the circus sector: 5.1 Introduction ; 5.2 Funding opportunities from the perspective of the circus sector ; 5.3 EU funded projects related to the circus sector ; 5.4 Suggested improvements from the view of the circus sector -- 6. Conclusions -- 7. Recommendations -- 8. Annexes: 8.1. Methodological annex ; 8.2 Tables and figures ; 8.3 Overview of EU Member States alternative compulsory education options ; 8.4 Case studies on innovative potential ; 8.5 More details on ‘EU Funding’ -- 9. References

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