Dr. Újhelyi István, member of the European Parliament, officially presented the Circus Manifesto during the circus directors’ luncheon of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque in Monte-Carlo on the 22nd January.
The Manifesto was initiated by Dr. Újhelyi at the conference on Circus Arts held in the European Parliament last October. The document was prepared on a wide range of consultations with circus professionals and it summarizes the values of circus arts, its needs and tasks for the future.
FMC’s Honorary President H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco was the first to sign the book of Supporters.
You can read and study The Manifesto on the internet in several languages. Though it is a European initiative but its content and influence is far beyond of the continent.
If you share the principles and tasks stressed by the document please sign it online.
The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque has the tradition since 2009 to award the prestigious title of Circus Ambassador each January to a personality whose contribution to the preservation, development and promotion of circus arts is an example to follow.The nominee in 2017 is Mr. Maxim Nikulin.
The plaque was handled by Mr. Urs Pilz, President of the Federation, at the Circus Directors’ luncheon in Monte-Carlo during the 41st International Circus Festival.