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The Game is ON!

Training Course

13-24 September 2021 | Halle (Saale), Germany

As a group we will explore the power of games and their use in various settings. Do they build trust? Solve conflicts? Question ones self? Create a group? Entertain? Connect? Be a tool for sharing? Transforming? Growth? Working through difficult topics?

The Game is On!

A 10-day training & reasearch on physical games and when, where and how to play them.

Jonglirium e.V. is a german nonprofit applying creative methods such as circus, theater and music to work with disadvanteged youth and promoting workshops and trainings for adults. This time we teamed up with game master & mistress Richard Kimberley (From the Playns) and Anne Merlin (Nomadways).


The project is aimed at people who work with games in some form (in social, cultural and artistic settings) and wish to explore and develop more.


As a group we will explore the power of games and their use in various settings. How do they build trust? Solve conflicts? Question ones self? Create a group? Entertain? Connect? Be a tool for sharing? Transforming? Growth? Working through difficult topics? Or simply for fun?

We will play a lot!
We will share a lot. Our knowledge and our thoughts...
We will explore, deconstruct and analyse games of various types: Whats behind the games? What is the structure of a game? What is play?
We will learn and practice leading games.
We will eventually create and customise our own games for various situations.

The training sessions will be lead by the two trainers. Find out more about the trainers here! There will be also free time to do whatever together (there a 3 kajaks, lots of bikes and a beautifull surrounding with hills, lakes and cliffs to climb). We have space for guests, sleeping in tents on GutAlaune (www.gutalaune.de) – the space where we will live and work together. To share the workload, like cleaning and helping the cook and we will divide these tasks among ouselves.


The project will happen from 2nd (arrival) to 13th of june (departure) at GutAlaune just outside of Halle (Saale) Germany next to the river Saale. It's a project and living space just outside the city that we're setting up since the beginning of 2016 – so some stuff is a little improvised. Check out the video of a 2017 circus training at the venue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyBQA_us0mg&t=292s

Sleeping will be in your own tents so please bring tents, sleeping bags, isolation mats and whatever you need to feel comfy outdoors. If you have trouble arranging this or you can't fit it in your luggage contact us ahead of time. We have a hang out space in case of bad weather, but we hope to be mostly outside. There is a outside kitchen and lounge area, outside showers and toilets and there is a river right infront the space as well to cool down from the heat of the training. We will have a cook preparing delicious vegetarian meals for us and will divide tasks to help with cutting, cleaning, the dishes and such.

Important note: We don't have enough WIFI here for big groups – so make sure you have roaming or get a german Sim Card with internet if you want to stay connected.



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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 26 participants

from France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Jonglirum e.V. (Youth NGO)

Jonglirium e.V. is a German non-profit organisation applying creative methods such as circus, theatre and music to work with disadvantaged youth and promoting workshops and exchanges for adults and people who work with youth or marginalised people. We focus on multidisciplinary, intergenerational and multicultural projects with artistic, pedagogical and socials dimensions - emphasizing the aspects of learning-by-doing and skill-sharing between people with differing abilities. In all of our projects the issues of sustainability and ecological footprints play a big part.
More information & projects: jonglirium.com // Facebook

Contact for questions:

Marta Witecka


Phone: +4917685633269


Participation fee

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation - therefore there will be a self evaluated participation fee from 40-80€ for people with low income (below 1000 € / month) & 75-140€ for others. We want to give you the possibility to self-evaluate how much you can contribute financially, and how much you consider a fair fee for 10 days training programme. The fee will be substracted from your travel expenses (e.g. if you spend 180€ on transport we will tranfer 180€ minus your contribution to you after the training). Food, trainers and accommodation are free.

Accommodation and food

We will organise and provide accommodation and food. The participants don't pay anything other than the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

We can cover your travel expenses (up to 180€ for participants traveling from Germany; for France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Slovenia up to 275€)

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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