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Posted in JCI Congresses, JCI Short NewsTagged , , Leave a Comment on Regional Congress of JCI France @Beavais in 2017

Le prochain Congrès Régional des Jeunes Chambres Économiques de la Fédération Hauts-de-France se déroulera à Beauvais le 02 décembre 2017. Le Bureau régional et les co-directeurs de commission Claire Boyet et Camille Calippe auront à coeur d’organiser une belle journée, où se mèleront échanges, formations, assemblée générale et convivialité. […]

Posted in JCI Locals, JCI Short NewsTagged , , Leave a Comment on JCI Suceava in photos

Suceava is the largest city and the seat of Suceava County, in the Bukovina region, in north-eastern Romania. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1388 to 1565

For nearly 200 years the city of Suceava was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia and the main residence of the Moldavian princes (between 1388 and 1565). The city was the capital of the lands of Stephen the Great, one of the pivotal figures in Romanian history, who died in Suceava in 1504. During the rule of Alexandru Lăpuşneanu, the seat was moved to Iaşi in 1565 and Suceava failed to become the capital again. Michael the Brave captured the city in 1600 during the Moldavian Magnate Wars as he became the ruler of Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania, but he was defeated the same year.

Together with the rest of Bukovina, Suceava was under the rule of the Habsburg Monarchy (later Austria-Hungary) from 1775 to 1918; the border of Habsburg domains passed just south-east of the city. At the end of World War I, it became part of Greater Romania.

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Posted in JCI ProjectsTagged , Leave a Comment on Made in 31 : success story for local economy by JCE Toulouse

Faire découvrir l’économie locale de façon ludique, c’est le credo que s’était donné le festival «Made in 31» organisé par La Jeune Chambre Economique de Toulouse, le Samedi 4 juin au Quai des Savoirs à Toulouse. Une journée pour créer une vraie rencontre entre les citoyens et les entreprises qui réussissent dans le 31, afin que les uns se rendent compte du dynamisme économique de notre département et que les autres gagnent un soutien local plus fort. 30 entreprises originaires de la Haute-Garonne avaient été sélectionnées à l’issue d’un concours pour représenter au mieux toute la diversité, la richesse culturelle, le savoir-faire et le potentiel de l’économie du département.

Le jour J, laa Jeune Chambre Economique de Toulouse a su créer une ambiance conviviale propice aux échanges. Des jeux, des initiations, des tests, et démonstrations destinées aux petits et aux grands ont été proposés par les entreprises. 3 prix ont été décernés : Prix du Public: Emotion Tech Tout au long de la journée, les visiteurs ont voté pour leur entreprise préférée, décernant ainsi le Prix du Public qui a été remis par Toulouse Métropole. Prix CCI: Graine de Pastel Prix JCI: Alg & You La JCE de Toulouse a tenu également à remettre un prix « coup de cœur » à un jeune entrepreneur âgé de 18 à 40 ans en référence au thème national de l’association pour 2016 « La jeunesse est d’utilité publique ».

Les trophées de Made in 31 ont été réalisés par Kerry Gamon, sélectionnée lors d’un concours organisé en partenariat avec le Fab Lab. En savoir plus sur les trophées ici. Après Rêves de Gosse, la jeunesse toulousaine prouve une fois de plus que « la jeunesse est d’utilité publique » ! Les chiffres à retenir : Plus de 1 000 visiteurs 30 […]

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Posted in JCI Short NewsTagged , Leave a Comment on Journée Régionale de Formations au Bleu !

C’était le week-end dernier à BOULOGNE SUR MER; cette JRF en bord de mer a permis aux membres de se former à la Méthodologie et aux Joutes-débat. Un concours l’après-midi a permis à 4 équipes de s’affronter sur des sujets hautement sérieux comme « la mayonnaise est le seul exhausteur de goût de la frite », « les princes n’existent qu’au rayon biscuits » ou encore « le picard est le seul dialecte capable de rassemble les JCE des Hauts de France ». Une fois n’est pas coutume, parmi l’équipe gagnante il y avait Audrey, membre beauvaisienne ! Bravo la JCEB !! La JCE de Boulogne Côte d’Opale ayant organisé cette journée, après l’intronisation d’un nouveau membre (Amaury (Lille), lui aussi dans l’équipe gagnante !!) nous avons tous pu profiter d’un tarif avantageux à Nausicaa, le superbe aquarium suivie d’une présentation privée des travaux d’agrandissement de la structure. Deux soirées en gîtes à la campagne ont permis à tous de se reposer et surtout de s’amuser autour du barbecue. Finalement, le week-end au bleu était presque un week-end au vert où la convivialité était bel et bien au rendez-vous entre jaycees d’Amiens, Arras, Beauvais, Belgique, Boulogne, Lille, Reims, Valenciennes… !

 

 

Posted in Jaycees, JCI Short NewsTagged , Leave a Comment on Erin Guillemette builds communities, helping people get better

When Erin Guillemette moved to Durham Region she didn’t know anyone. She went on a social media website meant to connect nearby people and she volunteered with the Whitby Santa Claus parade to get involved in the community. That’s where she learned about Junior Chamber International (JCI), a group she says “helps people be better.” When she first joined the local JCI chapter there were only five members. Within four years Ms. Guillemette became the president of the Durham chapter and the national vice president across Ontario. With Ms. Guillemette’s help, the chapter has grown to 25 members. She’s a world champion public speaker, a member on the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and a Big Sister with the Big Brother Big Sister program. Ms. Guillemette is particularly passionate about promoting youth entrepreneurship and finding solutions to the region’s high youth unemployment rates. Continue reading “Erin Guillemette builds communities, helping people get better”

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Joanne is one of seven people in the world living with a rare medical disability known as Total Amelia Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan has won the Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Person of the World Award for 2015. Ms O’Riordan was shortlisted for the award by public vote, receiving almost half of the 26,000 online votes for the award which honours individuals under the age of 40 who have contributed greatly to local and global communities. She was selected as the winner by a panel of judges for her contribution to children, world peace and human rights. The UCC student is one of seven people in the world living with a rare medical disability known as Total Amelia, meaning born without limbs. In 2011 Ms O’Riordan attracted a lot of media attention when she challenged the Government on cuts to disability allowance. Since then she addressed the UN at the International Telecommunication Union’s conference ‘Girls in Technology’ in New York in 2012. Her story formed the subject of a 2014 documentary ‘No Limbs No Limits’. She will travel to Kanazawa, Japan for the 2015 JCI World Congress in November. Commenting on her win, Ms O’Riordan said she was “blown away”, adding “to say I’m over the moon would be an understatement.” “For me this award is about highlighting the ability of every citizen irrespective of their disability. I want people to realise that people with disabilities can contribute to a wider society in a more positive and helpful way” she said.

Posted in Interviews, JCI Short NewsTagged , Leave a Comment on Interviu Gabi Boaca (Bucuresti) #română

Gabi Boaca

Gabi Boaca

 

1. Ce e mai bine, sa asculti muzica sau sa te dai pe net ?
Sa te dai pe net ascultand muzica. Daca e musai sa aleg doar o varianta as zice sa ma dau pe net.
Partea mai interesanta la a asculta muzica a devenit pentru mine “music sharing”: sa fac schimb de piese misto cu oameni diversi. Bineinteles, nu e ceva ce se intampla zilnic, nici macar saptamanal, dar cand se intampla este super; am “savurat” multe piese recomandate si sharuite de prieteni si cunostinte.

2. Crezi ca exista indeajuns de mult antreprenoriat in Romania? sau e de nisa …
Nu a fost, nu este si nu va fi nimic suficient in Romania in timpul vietii noastre (poate doar furt, din asta a fost). Sunt atat de multe de recuperat si de indreptat si de civilizat incat o varianta in care sistemul legislativ/fiscal/de business sa fie stabil si facut pentru cetateni este completa utopie.
Vizavi de antreprenoriat: sa iti inchipui ca poti face un business de renume (macar) national in Romania este iarasi o utopie. Asa sunt vremurile si nu le poti schimba suficient de rapid.
PS: asta nu inseamna ca nu merita sa incerci 🙂

3. Cum definesti inovatia si ce pozitie ai fata de ea ?
Inovatia in general inseamna imbunatatirea regulilor, conceptelor si ideilor curente. Asta inseamna “ofilirea” ideilor vechi si inlocuirea lor cu altele noi sau variante modificate ale primelor.
Imi place inovatia si imi plac ideile inovative, dar am un lag vizavi de imbratisarea lor; orice om are o parte din acest lag, e legat de rezistenta la schimbare – dar poate la mine e putin mai mare pentru ca imi place sa trec de cateva ori ideea prin filtrele gandirii si sa o analizez prin prisma experientelor personale, dupa care sa dau verdictul.

4. Care e cea mai amuzanta intamplare din viata ta (chiar si profesionala) ?
Prima care mi-a venit in minte acum :))
Eram la un moment dat cu masina impreuna cu 3 prieteni in parcare la Mall Vitan, incercam sa gasim un loc liber. Pentru ca n-am gasit loc liber pusesem avariile pe una dintre stradutele din parcare si asteptam sa plece cineva (sau sa ne vina o idee de loc in care sa parcam).
La un moment dat vedem o domnisoara sau doamna urcand intr-o masina parcata in apropiere in timp ce vorbea la telefon. Femeia respectiva a continuat sa vorbeasca la telefon dupa ce s-a urcat in masina, fara sa dea vreun semn ca ar vrea sa plece; in acest moment ne-a trecut prin cap sa o intrebam daca urmeaza sa plece, ca sa stim daca asteptam sa ocupam locul lasat liber de ea.
Toni, un bun prieten din perioada respectiva, la imboldurile noastre se duce sa discute cu femeia, sa ii puna intrebarea cheie. Il vedem apropiindu-se; bate in geam; asteapta cateva secunde; femeia deschide geamul, au o conversatie foarte scurta; moment in care il vedem pe al nostru Toni plecand rapid de acolo gesticuland si vizibil nervos.
Bineinteles, noi: curiosi la maxim! “Ce s-o fi intamplat? Probabil ca nu pleaca asta, mai sta in masina?…”
Cand ajunge la noi, bineinteles, toti calare pe el cu intrebari: “Ce-a zis mah? Pleaca, mai sta? Ce dracu’ ai patit?” Toni cu o voce plina de nervi si o atitudine similara:
“- Fut-o in gura de proasta! Eu o intreb daca pleaca si ea imi zice: <<- N-am marunt, pleaca de aici!>>” :)))))
Urmeaza, bineinteles, un ras general in masina noastra, toti ne tinem cu mainile de burti si ne prapadim de ras – mai putin Toni, ofc. Ni s-a parut foarte amuzant gandul ca l-a luat cineva drept cersetor / aurolac :)))
Cand ne mai potolim putin si ne stergem lacrimile de ras, al nostru Toni zice cu naduf:
“- A dracu’ proasta, cum sa-mi zica asa ceva?! Nu vede ca sunt imbracat <<CASUAL>>?!…”
A urmat si partea a doua de hahaiala din partea noastra, tinand cont ca era in niste blugi, un tricou si o geaca de blugi, toate cam largute si nu neaparat foarte noi. :))))

5. Mai merita sa faci publicitate online ?
In Romania, nu prea. Piata de publicitate a ramas relativ constanta, bugetele alocate pe online au ramas si ele constante desi se vorbeste de o crestere yoy constanta si de faptul ca online-ul este singurul mediu care creste. Nimeni nu zice ca a vorbi de cifre in EUR si cresteri e una, iar a vorbi de procent alocat pe online din total buget de marketing e cu totul altceva. Acest procent a ramas relativ acelasi – poate o crestere minora, in conditiile unor cresteri minime ale bugetelor de marketing ale clientilor (mari).
Plus ca intrarea “greilor” – big G si FB – a insemnat o directie noua de curgere a bugetelor; si inca una cu “teava” destul de mare.
Plus ca romanii (exceptie poate cei din multinationale) nu stiu ce inseamna marketing, comunicare si promovare; sunt gata sa pun pariu ca peste 60-70% din firmele care se infiinteaza in Ro nu au bugete clare de marketing, promovare, brand si nici oameni dedicati pe zona asta.

6. Cum vezi Romania in 2040 ? Incerci o prezicere de 25 de ani ?
Cum sper sa o vad:
– cu problemele de politica si politicieni rezolvate (asap, ca sa se vada peste 25 ani); asta ar insemna o constientizare a populatiei ca ii pot trage oricand la raspundere pe politicieni pentru ceea ce fac, urmata de o constientizare a politicienilor ca pot plati scump ceea ce fac;
– cu o legislatie adaptata astfel incat sa sustina dezvoltarea de proiecte si companii locale in favoarea celor externe (da, stiu ca suna nationalist si in total contrast cu globalizarea, dar e important)
– cu aplicarea legii in primul rand si aplicarea egala a legii in al doilea rand; ceea ce inseamna de fapt este ca mi-as dori ca atunci cand gresesti sa fii sanctionat in 90%+ din cazuri, si sa fie toata lumea sanctionata la fel; legislatia curenta nu e pe atat de slaba cat este de slab statul in a o pune in aplicare (nu suficienti politisti/camere ca sa iti dea amenda cand gresesti in trafic, etc)
– cu o solidaritate mai mare a romanilor intre ei; in lumea afectata de globalizare si modificari ale mentalitatii referitoare la distante si durate, modificari bazate pe avansul tehnologic, particularitatile unei anumite comunitati vor tinde sa se estompeze.
– cu un turism solid, prin care sa concuram tari cu traditie precum Turcia si Grecia, chiar si Bulgaria
– (bineinteles) cu autostrazi care sa traverseze tara N-S, E-V si in orice alta directie necesara pentru transport de business sau personal catre tarile vecine
– cu piste de biciclete si oameni mai activi (chiar daca am citit de curand ca Romania e pe ultimul loc in UE la capitolul obezitate – deci macar la capitolul asta stam bine, chiar f f bine);
PS: oare nu este asta un paradox? sunt tari mult mai bine pregatite decat Romania la capitolul infrastructura si constientizare a necesitatii miscarii si sportului in sanatate si totusi… gradul de obezitate mult mai mare acolo…

Nu stiu, ar mai fi multe de zis despre Romania anului 2040.

7. Daca ar fi sa fii un personaj fictiv, in pielea cui ai trai ?
Daca te referi la un caracter de benzi desenate, comics & scifi, mi-ar placea sa fiu Batman. Am fost mereu un fan, din copilarie.
Daca te referi la o persoana sau un tip de persoana, as vrea sa fiu un expert in publicitate cu venituri peste medie, antreprenor si asociat in cateva firme tech-based, care canta la chitara intr-o trupa, se joaca jocuri pe calculator, are grija de nevasta si copii si calatoreste de placere mult.

8. Crezi in egalitatea intre sexe si ca lumea e mai buna asa ?
Cred ca fiecare ar trebui sa faca ce vrea el, cand vrea el si cum vrea el, atata timp cat nu ii afecteaza/deranjeaza pe ceilalti. Cred ca toti oameni ar trebui sa fie egali si ca asta ar fi cea mai buna varianta a civilizatiei umane pe care o putem avea. Si sper ca o astel de lume va fi posibila la un moment dat, desi nu cred ca se va intampla in timpul vietii noastre si nici in viitorul imediat urmator acestora. Posibil sa se intample dupa o catastrofa de proportii mari, care va fi (inca) un semnal de alarma si o lectie pentru toti oamenii. Sau poate se va intampla pasnic, ceea ce ar fi ideal.
In alta ordine de idei, cred ca asa datorita modului cum suntem facuti si cum gandim, nu ne vedem decat rareori egali cu ceilalti; suntem obisnuiti sa gandim in (grade de) comparatii si diferente, deci e greu sa vezi egalitate. Dar nu imposibil.

9.  Care este cel mai important lucru care l-ai invatat ultimii 5 ani ?
Nu stiu care a fost cel mai important, nu cred ca am avut o chestie care sa fie life-changing. Am avut parte de o multime de situatii si experiente din care am invatat cate ceva – am tras niste concluzii, dar nu imi vine acum nimic in minte pe care sa il consider “cel mai important lucru”.
Am invatat ca e greu sa faci sa “mearga” o asociere de mai mult de 2 oameni indiferent de locatia, ocupatia, educatia lor; aceasta asociere se poate numi firma, trupa muzicala, asociatie de proprietari, grup de prieteni, etc.

10. Ce iti propuneai sa faci cand vei fi mare ? S-a indeplinit ? 
Nu am avut o chestie anume in minte, cand eram mic nu mi-am propus sa ma fac ceva anume.

Cand faceam sport, in generala si liceu, ma gandeam ca pot fi handbalist; la liceu ma gandeam sa fiu chitarist, astrolog si programator; la facultate m-a tentat programarea; dupa facultate am fost atras de marketing si comunicare (daca m-ar fi atras vanzarile atunci probabil ca as fi facut o gramada de bani din comisioane in real estate :D); dupa primele joburi am vrut sa fiu antreprenor / patron.

 

Posted in Interviews, JCI Short NewsTagged , Leave a Comment on Interview Mihai Gheza (Copenhague)

Mihai Gheza, from fish to bats, from East to West and finally to successful wanabee entrepreneurship.

Mihai is living now in Copenhaga, Denmark, doing his best in video games as Game Economy Design & UA/IAA. In his “ancient times” he was an activist for startups and technology in Brasov, Romania.

Mihai Gheza

1.Gamer or a game creator ?
Both of them. I play a bit of eSports, like LoL, SC2 and other Blizzard games myself; and all sorts of casual and mobile titles, mostly for work purposes. I work in publishing/business for the game development studio who’s made Subway Surfers. And I also develop an indie game of my own, at night.

2. How do you find Europe, give me a definition of this space …
I guess you mean the European Union? Pretty good idea with free travel, work and trade. But it should stop here. Forcing any other socio-cultural changes is detrimental to precious natural heritage. I haven’t lived outside of it, so I wouldn’t be able to compare.

Otherwise it’s a very nice continent with all wonderful natural landscapes 🙂

3. What do you think about innovation as concept ?
Kinda the same thing I think of management: they both happen naturally, learning is experiental/empirical and theoritezation is almost useless. Just strive for it, you’ll know it when it happens.

4. Tell me the best funniest adventure in your life (even professional) ?
Uhm… I don’t really classify my adventures as funny. They’re only funny if I talk about them with the people I experienced them with.

5. Do you think in motivation or in discipline ? Why
As in … What do I think of them? Or if I believe in them? They’re both concepts I studied and tried to hack. Used properly together they can yield great results. But they’re natural responses to inner forces, you shouldn’t force them; the process of inflicting them upon yourself can be very painful. And unless applied properly you might end up moving mountains in the wrong direction. Like I did 🙂 It’s pretty tough to motivate yourself to put them back.

6. Do you have an opinion how Romania will look in 25 years ? I mean 2040 …
Like any other average non-X-communist EU country looked like 25 years ago. But with hideous architecture (building blocks) and traces / heritage that I can’t yet anticipate.

7.If you can, you would like to be …
Batman.

8. What do you think of entrepreneurs ? Are you one ?
I have a great admiration for most of them. I’m hustling to become one, but for now I’m a wannabe 🙂

9. What is the most important thing you learnt in the last 5 years ?
Many important things. Most of them revolve around living in a different country. I guess some of the most important things I learned have to do with the way I should live my life, day by day; and I still feel like I’m lost at sea. Otherwise I learned a great deal about business and stuff in my game development career.

10. When you were little what you dreat to be when growing up ? IS that happened ?

I didn’t have childhood career dreams. My most recent childhood memories had to do with the pleasure of working with aquariums, aquarium plants, plants and generally outdoor small stuff 🙂 That didn’t happen, like at all, though I still have an aquarium.

Then I wanted to become a writer/genius writer.
Then I wanted to move to an ashram and give up the World when I turn 33.
Then I wanted to become a successful entrepreneur and afterwards a successful investor.
I’m still stuck on the last one 😉

 

 

Posted in JCI Short NewsTagged , Leave a Comment on JCI Manchester MYTA – Manchester’s Finest Young Talent Need You

2014 MYTA winners from left to right – Sam Jones, Andrew Daniels, Jasen Jackiw, Tasoula Crosby, Oliv 2014 MYTA winners from left to right – Sam Jones, Andrew Daniels, Jasen Jackiw, Tasoula Crosby, Olivia Hayes, Gemma Sofield, Paul Barnes, Team Formisimo, Chris Marsh, Jessica Wilkinson, Team Formisim Feature your article in our email bulletin – Buy now JCI Manchester, leading networking group for young professionals, is calling for Manchester to celebrate the best talent in the region. The Manchester Young Talent Awards, hosted by the group, are back for a sixth year and give the region the chance to nominate the finest young talent across creative and digital, finance, legal, property, recruitment and of course the celebration of entrepreneurial flair and rising stars. Nominations are now open, as of 27th May 2015 and aim to recognise up to ten outstanding individuals between the ages of 18 and 39 who exemplify the best attributes of Manchester’s young people. JCI Manchester will present the Young Talent Awards for 2015 at a packed Awards Dinner on 19th November at the Imperial War Museum Manchester. The ceremony will highlight each winner’s career so far and provide a stage from which the winners can challenge and inspire young people in Manchester. Winners will be selected by a panel of independent judges whom are respected members of the Manchester business/professional community. JCI Manchester 2015 President, Kim Holden said ‘We are incredibly proud of showcasing Manchester’s finest young talent. JCI turns 100 years old this year so the awards will be the biggest and best yet. We know Manchester is an incredible place to live and work and the MYTAs are an opportunity to showcase that. This will be the 6th year of the awards and no doubt the talent will be better than ever. The […]