In 2014, the ASE « mapped » the Senate in Europe to gain a better understanding of the activities and structures of the Senate groups. That gave some useful information and we now wish to update that map and go into some more details so that we have a more comprehensive view of the Senate, with its strengths and opportunities.
The 2019-2020 mapping project gives us a much clearer picture: what it is doing and how it is operating in the various countries. It also allows us to see where the ASE can add value while enabling us to identify best practice and share it between organisations so that together we can better serve our members and also support JCI in the most appropriate way possible.
The mapping process helps the countries to see better what they are doing well and what opportunities there are for them to do new things or do things differently. The results of the mapping should also help them to create synergies for the benefit of Senators and JCI.
In 2014, the ASE carried out an exercise to “map” the Senate in Europe by contacting National Senate Organisations across Europe and asking a series of questions to establish:
- Structure and the programme of the national senate organisation
- Number of senators by senate number range
- Amount of any dues
- Meetings and events
- Relations with current JCI Members