JCI Europe

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Our vision is to inspire a world where everybody has a sense of belonging and feels empowered, because their uniqueness is respected and valued.  

The JCI Europe Diversity and Inclusion Committee implements actions and tools to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion within JCI Europe, thus creating a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for all JCI members. The purpose of the JCI Europe Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to create a safe and inclusive space within JCI Europe.

Committee

Diversity & Inclusion

How We Got Started

The JCi Europe Diversity & Inclusion Committee is the continuation of the JCI Europe Equality & Diversity Taskforce, launched in 2019 by Svava Arnardóttir of JCI Iceland. 

Where We Are Now

In two years, the Equality and Diversity Taskforce launched several initiatives within JCI Europe. In concrete terms, the workgroup has created a guide to improve inclusivity in our events and initiatives, implemented an anti-harrassment policy for JCI Europe, and launched a 12-month empowerment program with online webinars on different subjects related to equality, diversity, empowerment, and social change. 

In 2021, the new committee will continue these efforts and begin new initiatives. It is led by Jennifer Polzin of JCI Cologne (Germany), as 2021 Chairperson, accompanied by 15 members of various national organizations within JCI Europe. The team meets once per month to review their various projects.

Team 2021

Committee Members

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Jennifer Polzin

Jennifer Polzin

Chairperson

Niilo Ciriaco

Niilo Ciriaco

Secretary General

Diane Mulders-Nguyen

Diane Mulders-Nguyen

Communications Director

Pamela Hitimana

Pamela Hitimana

Marie Lebarbier

Marie Lebarbier

Judith Rommel

Judith Rommel

Duygu Yücel

Duygu Yücel

Ástþór Þórhallsson

Ástþór Þórhallsson

Peter Szamoskozi

Peter Szamoskozi

Tomasz Trzósło

Tomasz Trzósło

Julijana Miljkovic

Julijana Miljkovic

Neal Stirk

Neal Stirk

Georgina Rodríguez

Georgina Rodríguez

Hendrik Balser

Hendrik Balser

Laura Savikoski

Laura Savikoski

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Latest Committee News

JCI Europe Updates – 09.04.2021

JCI Europe Updates – 09.04.2021

The JCI HQ is happy to announce that the JCI Europe team once again has an Area Manager! Oana Rizescu has joined the team and will be a great...

Team Europe Q1 Update

Team Europe Q1 Update

Update from Europe HQ: In addition to the annual changing of JCI officers, the JCI Europe HQ saw some restructuring in 2021. The first few weeks of...