On 5-8 September 2013 Bucharest will host the Annual National Conference of JCI Romania. Event that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment and membership to global federation JCI.
The event will take place over four days from Thursday evening to Sunday at the Hotel Intercontinental and will bring together members of JCI local organizations and initiative groups, people from the private sector (entrepreneurs and managers), young leaders and active citizens, trainers and speakers from around the country and abroad.
Each year, members of local organizations affiliated to JCI Romania, members of initiative groups from various cities, partners and supporters of the organization join the National Conference. This event succeeds to bring together about 150-200 participants. In the last 9 years National Conferences were organized by local organization in Bucharest, Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Lugoj, and Brasov.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs, with approximately 200,000 active members, aged between 18 and 40 years, and over a million alumni, being present in more than 5,000 communities in over 100 countries. Profile JCI members include entrepreneurs, young professionals, managers, civil servants, academics, leaders, etc…
JCI is based on a local organization founded in 1915 by Henry Giessenbier, Jr. in St. Louis in the United States of America. It became international in 1944, as the JCI, as a result of meeting of delegates from eight countries in Mexico City. JCI has managed to bring together people from different countries, whose actions were based on principles of active citizenship – citizen involvement in changing society for the better. Over time, the organization took part known political leaders – UN Secretaries-General, several presidents of state, heads of government and ministers.
JCI’s mission is to provide youth development opportunities through which they acquire the power to create positive change in society.
The first organization under the name JCI was founded 2002, in Bucharestand in 2003 established JCI Romania federation by JCI Bucharest, Timișoara, with Constanta and Brasov, which receives JCI global membership. .
Currently there are nine local organizations affiliated JCI Romania and several initiative groups in different cities. JCI Romania aims to be the largest network of young leaders, young entrepreneurs and young professionals in Romania.