Over the past few years, Europe has been confronted with severe challenges such as the economic and financial crisis, the movement of refugees, rising populism and a general lack of trust in political decisions.
Regional achievements like open borders, common values and economic freedom – which have all been taken for granted for years – are suddenly at risk of being taken away. At the same time the level of European identity and solidarity has dwindled.
It is up to the young citizens of Europe to invest in the future of their continent. Only by building a common identity with a shared vision for the future, can Europe progress on a path toward prosperity and peace.
Together, young leaders need to step up for Europe and commit to take action to help shape the future of the continent.
JCI (Junior Chamber International) Europe is a leading non-profit membership organization of young active citizens—many of them leaders and entrepreneurs—present in 34 European countries with over 25,000 members across the region.
We empower young active European citizens to take ownership of Europe and its future by contributing to the European identity, wearing it proudly and taking action to build the future they envision.
What we do
Engaging in activities focused on sustainable development locally and globally, JCI members take responsibility for their communities while empowering themselves through leadership and action.
We believe that collaborative ownership between government, economy and civil society will produce sustainable solutions and global impact.