The JCI European Know-How Transfer (EUKHT) is an exchange program between young leaders and European decision-makers. The program allows participants to experience the parliamentary work and to take part in the European decision-making process. At the same time the participating Members of the European Parlament (MEP) learn from socially responsible young leaders and entrepreneurs about challenges their constituencies are facing. Thus, the project strengthens personal contacts and increases understanding between politicians and young leaders.
In 2019, the EUKHT was shortlisted for and awarded with a recognition by the “Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach” for enhancing citizens’ understanding of the EU.
Where there is a will, there is a way. That’s why we are hosting this year’s EUKHT as a virtual event for the first time!
As one of our flagship projects, we have put a lot of thought into restructuring the event and creating an exciting program that fulfils the core purpose of the project despite the ongoing social limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we were able to create the most accessible European Know-How Transfer since its early beginnings in 2005!
The Virtual European Know-How Transfer 2020 will seem familiar yet fresh to those members who have participated in previous years. As usual, the first session on Monday will feature a virtual tour of the European Commission. From Tuesday until Saturday, we will host moderated panel discussions between JCI officers and high-ranking MEPs with the unique possibility for registered participants to engage directly with the panelists and pose their questions.
This way, we have tried to ensure that participants will have the opportunity to advocate for their interests while also being able to learn from the experience of elected officials. Furthermore, the program continues to promote the European idea, strengthen the European identity and support cross-country initiatives.
To see a full program (including time-slots and speakers) or to register for any of the sessions, please visit our event page. Registration ends on September 19th. We are live-streaming all our Panel Sessions on the JCI Europe Facebook Page!