2021 JCI European Conference to be held online

Dear participants of 2021 JCI European Conference Cruise,

In 2016 we started to make plans for an exceptional JCI European Conference – All in one boat, connecting people and nations. We all knew the way to “PartnerShips for our Future“ would be long and hard, but of course nobody expected what was about to happen.

For the first time in a century a pandemic put the world in an absolutely exceptional situation. But as dramatic and momentous as the Corona pandemic is, it also shows what we can achieve together.

At the moment, we all need a lot of patience and a large portion of optimism. But we are sure: The next conferences are coming! As soon as travel will be possible again in the usual way, we are looking forward to seeing each other again.

In the last weeks and months, our voluntary COC of 64 JCI members from Germany, Europe and from all over the world has been working very hard to provide you all with a memorable JCI European Conference Cruise. We all hoped for a better situation by summer. But unfortunately, the current infection numbers are rising in most European Countries, so our optimism has to give way to reality: With a very heavy heart, 2021 European Conference can unfortunately not take place in person. Instead, JCI will be happy to host a Virtual European Conference.

Please don’t stop looking forward to setting sail with us: We are exploring opportunities to host the conference cruise in another setting within next year! As soon as we can provide you with more details, especially a new date, we will get back to you. We hope that you will join us on board for the new date to experience five great days together.

Of course, there will be the option to cancel your booking. In this case we will refund you the paid registration fees. In order to cover most expenses incurred, we would be grateful if you would please support us with a voluntary donation of 100 euros. We will inform you about the specific procedure as soon as possible.

We hope that you all stay healthy and that we can meet again very soon at a JCI conference.

Best regards

COC Directors Ole, Achim Alex, Fred and
team 2021 JCI European Conference Cruise