My Experiences JCI European Conference 2021

13 Jun 2021 President Ireland By President Ireland

My Experiences - JCI European Conference 2021

The JCI European Conference, held virtually in 2021, was a wholesome experience for me and
everyone who worked hard towards its success.

I joined JCI Ireland in February 2021 and this was my first big international event. I was so
excited about the 3 days full-packed experience of virtually meeting people from different
countries across Europe and experience various cultures and language exchange.

The event started with an Opening Ceremony, where all the attending members were welcomed
by JCI Germany, and a virtual tour of Germany was an amazing experience. There were many
events in align with the JCI Rise Initiative.

RISE is JCI’s reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic from an economic perspective. It’s a member-
driven initiative, encouraging members to develop projects related to the three pillars of RISE:

  •  Sustaining and rebuilding economies by supporting small, local businesses
  •  Motivating the workforce through youth entrepreneurship
  •  Preserving mental health and well-being

The theme of last year’s EC was Connecting Leaders, and it touches on every pillar of JCI by
strengthening the Individual, connecting Businesses, nurturing our global JCI Community and
giving birth to new international relationships.

There were various workshops on Leadership and Development. With various Keynote
speakers present, there was a lot to learn from their success stories and sharing ideas on how
to lead any organization. This will help me in the long run to become a successful leader as I
learnt important life-skills such as time management, planning, negotiation and event

I really enjoyed Creative Young Entrepreneur Competition. In this competition organized by JCI,
young entrepreneurs like me pitch their ideas in front of everyone, and then the most creative
idea is selected as the winner. Inspired me to become an Entrepreneur some day ????

Later we had the Debating Competition and the Public Speaking Competition, which created a
competitive environment among the audience, and everyone chose their favourite teams, which
was exciting!

I am grateful to be part of this organization who helped me in grooming my social and
leadership skills which will help me nurture my prospects and bring me great success.