Trainers share their JCI European Academy experience

Heidi Pedersen, Graduate 2018, JCI Norway

Councillor 2021, JCI European Development Council

Going back to Fars Hat feels like coming home. In 2018 I was asked to give my explanation of European academy and I said: that’s where the magic is. So, if that’s what you are looking for you know where to go.

It`s amazing to feel like a part of something so powerful. Watching as young leaders from all over Europe arrive. Journeys starting in people meeting. Leading to impact of all sorts. My hope is to give the participants of EA an amazing experience like I have been so lucky to have. To help them believe in them self and what they want to achieve in their life. What an amazing challenge to be a EA trainer. Push your limits. See what a group of active and determined members can achieve.

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places” Roald Dahl


Kasper le Fevre, Graduate 2015, JCI Denmark

National Deputy President 2021, JCI Denmark
I have been so fortunate to be able to return as a trainer the last couple of years after my year as delegate in 2015. Each return has beside some awesome experiences given me something new for my toolbox that I could take with me home to use in JCI and in my professional life.

This Academy has giving me the opportunity to be on an international top-level team with some of the best trainers and coaches from all over Europe. A team where I really feel that we get into the core of our mission in JCI: “To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change”. I value to be a part of an academy where all works towards being able to give our members from all over Europe the opportunities to learn and grow as people and leaders.

If you are looking for one of the best trainer experiences in JCI, I can only recommend that you give yourself the opportunity and apply as a trainer for JCI European Academy if you want an experience for life and to take your trainer skills to the next level.