The Federal Association for Circus Pedagogy „Österreichischer Bundesverband für Zirkuspädagogik - ÖBVZ“ is a network of circus schools, regional associations and circus teachers. It was founded in 2012 in Vienna and currently has 16 members in 6 of the 9 federal states of Austria.
The purpose of the association is:
to promote circus educational theories
to support the pedagogical work of circus schools and teachers
to offer a place for networking
to develop common projects
to advocate circus as an independent art form
The Federal Association for Circus Pedagogy „ÖBVZ“ is composed of a board of directors and of an educational committee. Both instances are elected at the general annual assembly.