We are JCI the Netherlands. JCI stands for the Junior Chambers International and is a networking organisation for enterprising people, until the age of 40, who are looking for personal development opportunities.
JCI is based on four pillars: Community, Training, Business, and International. Thanks to those pillars, members’ motivation to join JCI varies greatly. Nonetheless, we share a common positive energy.
Our members actively develop a network, contribute towards a positive change in society, and view the time they invest in JCI as compensation for the energy they get from being an active member of JCI. That’s what we call “learning by doing”.
We regularly organise national and international workshops and events around a diverse range of themes. At our core is working together on local, national, and international level as we believe “alone you can do something, together we can do everything”.
There is no such thing as “the chamber” or “the member”. Everybody gets something else out of JCI, all in a different way and this doesn’t stop with the borders of your local council or country.
We’re an active international organisation with more than 170.000 members in more than 115 countries and in more than 5.000 cities worldwide. In the Netherlands we have 1.700 members and 85 active local organisations.
Even though “the chamber” doesn’t exist, we do share the same vision: 'To be the leading global network of young active citizens'. We achieve this vision by investing in our mission: 'To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change'.
We believe we can make a difference and that’s what counts. It’s with this energy that members create the base of our organisation by working hard together, having fun whilst doing so, and learning from it.
Have a look at the locations of our chambers or read more about our history here (Dutch only).
We are JCI The Netherlands!
About JCI during the CvA in Leeuwarden