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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Let’s boost growth and development in 2018 JCI European Conference!


We need YOU to share your expertise! 


JCI European Development Council arranges growth and development themed program in upcoming 2018 JCI European Conference in Riga. We want you to share your expertise by facilitating a session related to growth and development of Local and/or National Organizations. So, if you have a great training course to boost growth and development – we want to hear from you!


How to get in? Submit your proposed skills development session with the same method as in the call JCI has made for the conferences (read details below). EDC will use the submissions to select the facilitators and the content. 


Log in to jci.cc and submit your proposal by 9th February 2018 here(READ MORE....)


21st January 2018















The Applications for the JCI EDC 2017 Kickstart Academy II are now open. If you are eligible to participate, fill in the application from here


Remember that this event is aimed at the JCI potential and provisional countries, and from this year to also those who are on the EDC sustainable disaffiliation programme,  to develop and assist them to reach to the next JCI level.


For further information contact the EDC team on: aschembri@jci.cc or mignjatic@edc.jci.cc or text +35699874711


31st December 2017.

The 2017 JCI EDC Kickstart Academy II will happen as a joint team 2017 - team 2018 handover event, between the 26th and 28th January 2018, in Pristina Kosovo.


This event is aimed at the JCI potential and provisional countries, and from this year to also those who are on the EDC sustainable disaffiliation programme,  to develop and assist them to reach to the next JCI level.


Applications will be open soon on this website.


For further information contact the EDC team on: aschembri@jci.cc or mignjatic@edc.jci.cc or text +35699874711



28th December 2017


Last minute announcement:


The European Development Council (EDC) is opening up 10 free seats for the first Growth & Development Masterclass. 

Happening Sunday 5th November 2017, 09:00 - 17:00 at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre | Piet Heinkade 11 | 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands



Content curated by EDC, co-created with EDC by Ms. Kaja Otto from The Solution, Hamburg and Mr. Jonathan Dalli from the Concept Stadium, Malta.

Facilitated by Mr. Jonathan Dalli, Founder and Managing Director of the Concept Stadium


The Programme : 

09:00am – Welcome Coffee & Introductions

09:15am – Why are we here: Deliverables of the Masterclass & Expectations.


09:30am – 10:00am Session1: WHY: Diving into the DNA of JCI, the potential in the seed. 

10:00am – 10:30am Session2: WHAT: Growth doesn’t just happen: an analysis of where we are, what we do.

10:30am-11:00am Session 3: HOW: Analysing the ways we spread into the world.


11:15 am – 11:45am Workshop: Overcoming Growth Hurdles: A Celebration of failures and an analysis of barriers to growth.

What are the growth drivers? What can we apply from the business environment to become the NGO of choice? What are the similarities? What do we learn from failures? What did not work and why it didn’t?

Noon – 13:00 Team work: List the top 5 tasks that need to change in your operations that are impeding Growth & Development.

How pro change are you? Are we really a catalyst of change? Are we just following a template?

13:00 – 13:15 - Team reflections 


13:15 – 14:00 WHO Part 1: Talent Scouting - Over Lunch Task:

in 45 minutes, come up with a clear, specific profile set of people who represent the DNA of JCI, the people you want to join your organisation. Become as specific as possible and create avatars.  Tell us, why they did not join JCI so far. Analysing Obstacles, communication, marketing, core values.  

14:15 – 15:15 WHO Part 2: Defining Talent: Head Hunting: Brand values to Bran proposition: How can we use what we know to engage the ones who we would love to join? People just don’t subscribe to a brand, they join a community.

15:15 – 15:30 - Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30 – Workshop: Modern Wisdom – a Roadmap for a future fit. New practical strategies to accelerate your growth - A recruiter mastermind session. Focusing on a communication-connection-community approach. What are our possible new members looking for? What inspires our current members? What connections are people looking for? It’s never about facts, it is always about emotions.  

Task: How to be an NGO in Industry: Build your own sales tool kit to build your membership audience. Construct your diagram flowchart of how you intend to develop your membership audience in the context of your local reality.

16:30 – 17:00 Final reflections, conclusions and future positioning

We have only 10 Free places. Register here 


Contact: aschembri@jci.cc | +356 99874711 for more info. 


 October 2017.







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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