The JWA is registered in Leverkusen, Germany, as a non-profit making association, see “Constitution“. Our aim is to promote international understanding and to create greater friendship between people from different nations. It is non-religious and non-political.
The JWA is named after Jörg Weise from Leverkusen, Germany, who died in 1979 at the age of 21. He was a young man with high ideals. These ideals are reflected in the Association that carries his name.
It was founded by two people, Professor Eberhard Weise, Jörg’s father, and by lan Mucklejohn, Jörg’s teacher in England, Managing Director of Vacational Studies in Newbury, England.