COUNTDOWN TILL THE EVENT
WHAT & WHY are we mixing in?
What: SOCIAL IMPACT | BUSINESS INNOVATION | COMMUNITY POWER | CULTURE INFLUENCE.
WHY: to build a perfect blend for empowering young people to do MORE & get CONNECTED for REAL.
Thursday – > SOCIAL IMPACT (Round table with NGOs and local authorities)
Friday – > BUSINESS INNOVATION (Panel with innovative entrepreneurs, Company visits)
Saturday -> COMMUNITY POWER (Circular Economy, Food Waste Combat and Share Your Blood! Save a Life! workshops, Cooking Show, Gala Dinner, JCI Romania & TOYP Awards )
Sunday -> CULTURE INFLUENCE (City Tour Bucharest)
Sporting a prime position amid Bucharest’s opulent Parliament district, renowned for its lavish palaces and outdoor festivals, guests of Parliament Hotel revel excellent proximity to an impressive array of alluring landmarks including Romanian National Opera, Cismigiu Garden, Bucharest City Hall, and National Theater Bucharest.
MATER is the first material library not only in Romania, but also in South-Eastern Europe. It’s a 1,000 square meter space where one can see, touch, and find info regarding 3,000 of material samples – wood, stone, glass, textiles, composite, etc, a complete experience for architects, interior designers, product, fashion and jewelry designers, illustrators, and plastic artists.
The convention is initiated each year by a local organization, member of the Junior Chamber International Romania Federation. In 2018 JCI Bucharest is the host of the most important annual meeting of JCI Romania members and partners.
JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society.
We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young people, we all have rights, responsibilities and share goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefiting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.
THE 3rd EDITION OF TOYP IN ROMANIA | AWARDS CEREMONY | 06 October
The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Program (JCI TOYP) is the result of similar programs run by affiliated National Organizations of JCI. The original program was developed by Durwood Howes, President of The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce during 1930 – 1931. He conceived the idea of recognizing outstanding individuals by publishing a yearbook entitled “America’s Young Men” which highlighted the work of twelve exemplary leaders each year. The United States Junior Chamber officially adopted the program in 1938. Since 1952, numerous JCI National Organizations have established their own Outstanding Young Persons Programs. Past recipients of national awards include such well-known personalities as Orson Welles, Howard Hughes, Nelson Rockefeller, John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Benigno Aquino, and many, many more, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national prominence.
In 1983, JCI officially adopted the JCI Ten Outstanding Persons of the World Program. Since then JCI has honored hundreds individuals from more than 50 nations. Each JCI TOYP honoree has shown commitment to the motto, reminding all of us that, with creative enterprise and hard work, no problem is too difficult to solve. Each honoree is a living example of JCI’s belief that
“Earth’s great treasure lies in human personality and that service to humanity is the best work of life.”
For more details about the 3rd edition oft TOYP in Romania, click here.
See & feel more. Start loving Bucharest! Bucket list
- Get lost and feel the city without any map. You’ll like it!
- Take a tour of the Palace of Parliament and drink a lemonade on its roof at MNAC terrace.
- Party all night in Old Town.
- Drink one of the cheapest beer in Europe (1 euro) and taste “mici” (traditional meat balls) with mustard.
- Take tram nr. 5 and make a roundtrip of day by day city life.
- See a beautiful sunset over Herăstrău Lake.
- Take a nap in the shady Cişmigiu Garden under a secular tree.
- Chill out in the Nor Sky Bar – a panoramic restaurant situated on the 36th floor of the tallest building in the city – Sky Tower – that offers an overwhelming view of Bucharest.
- Buy a Romanian souvenir from a traditional handmade market