Fédération Française des Ecoles de Cirque
Fédération Française des Ecoles de Cirque

The mission of the French Federation of Circus Schools is to structure, valorize and qualify circus arts education.

FFEC issues a quality accreditation to schools that meet the highest standards in teaching, health, safety, training, and administration. Through these commitments, the schools guarantee their students and their partners high-quality education “with respect for the individual” and a long-term future for their activities.

FFEC is the first point of reference for the French Ministries of Culture and Communication, Education, Urban Affairs, and Youth and Sport. FFEC plays an important role in setting up specific qualifications in the framework of circus arts, such as the BIAC (Circus Arts Instructor Certificate), the BISAC (Specialist Circus Arts Instructor Certificate), the BPJEPS (Professional Certificate for Youth, Popular Education, and Sports, with circus specialism), and most recently the DE (French State Diploma for Circus Teachers).

Alongside other sector partners (professional unions, performance venues, company associations, etc.), it contributes to the consideration and structuring of circus arts in France. FFEC is a resource center that harnesses its network's technical, teaching, legal, and administrative skills and develops publications ("Traces",  "À l’école de la piste", "Cirque en classe" and "Éloge de la pensée divergente").

The FFEC is one of the founding members of EYCO (European Youth Circus Organisation) which is composed of 12 national leisure circus federations. EYCO brings together 350 organizations that include nearly 2,000 circus teachers and 550,000 enthusiasts.

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