Purpose, Mission and Vision

What are JCI and WJ

Junior Chamber International (JCI)

Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens aged 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating an impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world. JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society. We develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.

The global network comprises more than 100 national associations with around 200,000 members. JCI members assume responsibility for society in specific projects, ranging from sustainable entrepreneurship and climate protection to international cooperation.

As an international NGO and partner organization of the United Nations, JCI is active worldwide.

The focus of the work is:

  • promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations
  • supporting corporate social responsibility (CSR) in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the UN Global Compact
  • promoting local business initiatives with the International Chamber of Commerce-World Chambers Federation (ICC-WCF)
  • participation in the Global Youth Empowerment Fund in cooperation with the UN Social Development Action Campaign

Developing Leaders for a Changing World

JCI Mission

To provide leadership development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

JCI Vision

To be the foremost global network of young leaders.

More about JCI here.

Wirtschaftsjunioren (WJ)

In Germany, Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland are part of JCI. Numerous conferences for international exchange and personal development are held for JCI members every year. Membership in JCI offers a wide range of opportunities for international networking. The Wirtschaftsjunioren Deutschland form the fifth largest nation in the international JCI network and make up around a third of the European members. At JCI we bear the name “JCI Germany”.

The Wirtschaftsjunioren are approximately 10,000 entrepreneurs and executives under the age of 40. They are globally interconnected and present as the largest network of young business professionals in Germany, with about 215 local chapters. Those who participate in the Wirtschaftsjunioren engage in their professions and also aim to make a difference beyond that.

Through their economic and societal commitment, they assume responsibility for the future and provide a voice for the young economy. They promote the exchange and development of young entrepreneurs and executives.

The Wirtschaftsjunioren represent the young economy.

More about WJ here.