National Flagship Projects


All around the world JCI members are creating sustainable impact by finding targeted solutions to local issues benefitting our communities, our world and our future. By embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time.

Find below an overview of some of our national flagship projects from Europe that help to bring about positive change in society.

JCI Germany: Start Up Your Future


“Start-Up Your Future: Gründerpatenschaften” is one of the flagship projects of Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland (JCI Germany). Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy the project helps prospective refugee entrepreneurs by connecting them with regional business actors. In individual mentoring relationships the experienced mentors, who are usually founders or executives, support the newcomers on their way to their own company by sharing business knowledge and experience. So far, more than 100 refugees with unique ideas have been part of the project.

JCI Monaco: Entrepreneurship Awards


The Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony is an event dedicated to honouring the winners of the entrepreneurial projects of JCI Monaco, with an aim to attract and foster young and innovative businesses in the Principality. Placed under the High Patronage of H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, the first edition, organised in 2018, attracted more than 400 attendees from 7 countries and contributed to the creation of sustainable partnerships, both with the Government, businesses and Civil society.

Project website (in french)

JCI Netherlands: Dutch Know-How Transfer


The Dutch Know-How Transfer aims to bring politics and society closer together. Through a Three-Day Program the participants learn how the political institutions work, gain key insights into lobbying, and get the opportunity to advocate for their positions by accompanying a Dutch Member of Parliament. The project thus helps to create more awareness and understanding for Dutch politics and fosters mutual understanding between political decision-makers and civil society.

Project website (in Dutch)

JCI Romania: Food Waste Combat


With the project “Food Waste Combat” JCI Cluj works to actively reduce food waste by collaborating with all actors of the food consumption chain – consumers, supermarkets, restaurants and food providers – and educate citizens and students in schools about responsible consumption. Through a sponsorship with LIDL, JCI Cluj constituted a food bank, through which 9 tons of food could be saved in 2018 only.

Project website (in Romanian)

JCI Turkey: Digital Women At Work


To empower women and achieve economic equality, JCI Izmir implemented the project “Digital Women at Work” that aims to inform and educate women about how to earn money digitally. Within the project, JCI Izmir organized online and offline trainings on legal and economic aspects of starting up a business, branding, marketing and the use of social media, partnering with universities, non-governmental organizations and municipalities.

Project website (in Turkish)

JCI United Kingdom: One Small Step


Against the background of division and violence in Northern Ireland’s recent history, JCI United Kingdom initiated the project “One Small Step”, that brought together young leaders from both sides, along with political leaders from all parties, as well as business leaders, to discuss solutions to support the peace process. By gathering people from all sectors of Northern Ireland’s society, the project helped to further the understanding between the different parties and show that collaboration can advance the peace building process in Northern Ireland.