Our Mission

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


Our Vision

To be the leading local network of young active citizens of Brussels.


Our Philosophy

Make a world of difference. Made up of young entrepreneurs and leaders we strive to make a world of difference. We believe that as members of a community we can achieve many things that our government cannot. As responsible citizens, JCI The Heart of Europe members take on the challenges around them through local and glocal development initiatives. These tailored projects require members to use strategic planning and critical thinking to craft creative solutions to the problems of their communities.


Be Better

JCI THOE Members seek ways to live out our slogan; “Be Better,” around four key pillars: Individual, Business, Community, and International. We think perilously about our society’s greatest challenges and act on behalf of all habitants of Brussels to be part of the solution. We seek better solutions to build better communities, creating a better future.


The Original Active Citizens

As global citizens, we all have rights and responsibilities, as well as shared goals. Through active citizenship, we enact our sense of social responsibility to work towards these goals and benefit communities worldwide.

Our Founder, Henry Giessenbier, was the original active citizen. He took steps to engage young people in civic involvement in 1914, and JCI Members worldwide have followed his lead ever since.


A Grassroots Movement with International Scope

In JCI, the action is local, but our principles and impact are global. Members understand that in a globalized world, their local actions echo across the globe. 5,000 JCI Local Organizations addressing problems in their communities are united in a global movement creating global impact.


One Year to Lead

With this principle at its core, the JCI structure offers leadership opportunities to new members each year. One year to shine. One year of impact. One year to lead.