JCI Growth and Development Academy

The JCI European Development Council organises the JCI EDC Growth and Development Academy few days preceding of the JCI European Conference with the support from the JCI Foundation.

During the academy, participants will be provided with a set of tools and skills to improve or set up their local organisation and they will be trained in using those tools and skills to tangibly be effective on the ground. Using an informal setting, with a non-formal learning approach, the academy also gives space for best practice sharing and peer to peer learning.


The 2017 academy, led by head trainer and EDC councillor Kaire Valge from JCI Estonia, supported by academy assistant head trainer Joanna Michalski from JCI Irealnd, will take place from lunch on the 2oth of May to afternoon of the 23rd of May 2017, prior to the 2017 JCI European Conference in Basel, Switzerland. 

This year, the academy will cover 25 modules over 3 days. The official programme will be launched soon.


Target groups:

  • Future Leaders of local organisations that are in need of sustainable growth (e.g. newly established organisations, or organisations that wish to improve their membership numbers)
  • Future leaders of small national organisations (maximum 150 members)


Participation application

Places at the academy are limited. If you are interested in joining and making an impact in your JCI oranisation, apply now on this link.

Deadline for applications has been extended to the 15th April 2017.

Trainer application

Trainers with motivation and expertise to grow JCI organisations can apply to be apart of the Academy. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the JCI Growth and Development Academy. Interested trainers can apply to train at the Academy here

Deadline for applications has been extended to the 15th April 2017.

Previous Academies

2013 JCI Young and Small Academy in Kungälv, Sweden.


2014 JCI EDC G&D Academy in Malta - 12 Participants.

2015 JCI EDC G&D Academy in Istanbul - 25 Participants.

2016 JCI EDC G&D Academy in Tampere - 24 Participants.

2017 JCI EDC G&D Academy in Lorrach, Germany (boarder with Basel) - 33 Participants.