What is the EMT?

The European Multi Twinning (EMT) is one of the oldest, largest and most active twinning agreements in the history of JCI. Twinning offers the opportunity to experience other people, cultures and customs. It offers participating local organisations the chance to introduce their own country, culture, food, drink and traditions but, most importantly, it is the ideal platform within JCI to establish new friendships and have many exciting and fun experiences.
EMT is the oldest, largest and most active twinning agreements

Our history

The idea to bring together one chapter from every state of the European Economic Community (EEC), now the EU, was born during a meeting of Belgian and Dutch JCI members at the European Conference in Antwerp in 1978. During a “preparation weekend” in Hasselt in January 1979, the principles of the twinning agreement were discussed. In May 1979, the first European Multi Twinning meeting took place at Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands: it was the year of the first elections to the European Parlement. During this weekend, 9 European chapters founded the EMT (Alphen aan den Rijn, Dusseldorf, Hasselt, High-Wycombe, Kolding, Luxemburg, Malahide (now Fingal), Paisley and Villefranche en Beaujolais). From that moment on, the EMT has become a yearly conference, each year organised by a member-chapter treating a particular theme.

Today the EMT includes following local organisation members

JCI Alphen aan den Rijn

Founding member in 1979

JCI Edinburgh

Member since 2015

JCI Fingal

Founding member in 1979

JCI Hasselt

Founding member in 1979

JCI Lappeenranta

Member since 1995

JCI Mannheim-Ludwigshafen

Member since 1981

JCI Reykjavik

Members since 2013

JCI Sabadell

Member since 2017

JCI Villefranche et du Beaujolais

Founding member in 1979

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Want to join the EMT?

The EMT yearly welcomes new visiting JCI chapters. If you are interested to join the EMT with your local organisation, please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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