What is it?
The European Juggling Convention is a large yearly event where jugglers from all over the world come together for a week in Europe to camp, entertain themselves, perform and mostly learn. Volunteers create a program, but the majority of the content is created on the spot by people running different workshops.
EJC is an exceptional, magical world of active, creative, enthusiastic people who have a positive attitude to their personal development, fun and meeting new people. Age, profession, political views, religious beliefs or skin colour don’t matter. This is the meeting beyond divisions whose aim is to enable people to have fun together, relax, develop and spend time productively. EJC is all about people. Not only those who can juggle or want to learn how to juggle come to the event, but also those who don’t want to juggle but simply have fun and relax with interesting people in an interesting place, show their own talents or learn some new ones, get to know new people or simply experience something different. Those who come to EJC constitute a unique community of positively crazy people.
Why is it DIY?
The volunteers just provided the scaffolding by creating large spaces on the wall for each day and a set of templates for workshops (each colour of template stood for a different juggling subdiscipline). Anybody could start a workshop by giving it a name, description, level of competency and a location. Joining a workshop was as easy as showing up (a completely inclusive process).