The purpose of the JCI European Development Council is to

Actively seek to establish JCI presence in European countries without National Organization representation.

Support provisional and potential National Organizations in the affiliation process.

Support existing National Organizations with growth and development.

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We are currently processing the 2017 JCI EDC Growth and Development Academy entries that we received by the application deadline of the 15th April 2017.

Looking forward to host this event next month in Basel. 



19th April 2017.


The 2017 JCI EDC Growth & Development Academy programme. 


25 modules - 3 days.

From building a foundation, to management and leadership to preparing to act.


Applications are open until the 15th of April 2017



6th April 2017.

Growth and Development Academy

The 2017 JCI EDC Growth & Development academy will take place between the 20th and 23rd of May 2017, just before the European Conference in Basel, Switzerland. Logistics are currently being concluded but places at the academy are limited. If you are interested in joining and making an impact in your JCI organisation, apply now


Interested trainers, who want to be part of the academy training team are invited to apply here.


Deadline for both applications has been extended to the 15th April 2017.

Who are we?


 The European Development Council (EDC) is the body that provides strategies for Growth and Development in Europe. We act at a grass root level to build up strong local organisations that in turn would strengthen the National Organisations. We also seek to establish new organisations in countries where JCI is not present yet. 

Our events rotate around peer to peer learning, Know-How transfer, Knowledge sharing in an informal learning and non-formal learning environments. The council hosts the yearly JCI EDC Growth & Development academy and a number of other projects, including the JCI Next Level program and the JCI EDC Local Growth & Development academies. 


EDC is continuously seeing enthusiastic active members to support the elected team in developing our projects and create new material. Get in touch with the 2017 EDC Chairperson Annalisa Schembri on: aschembri@jci.cc if you want to join the team or know anyone who would be great at this!  

 Read the candidate plan of action for 2017 that was voted on at the 2016 JCI World Congress in Quebec. 


Theme for 2017:

Set sail and venture forth, to make things happen.


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