We are Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, reaching 3.6 million students in 40 countries in 2017.

Founded in 2001 when Young Enterprise Europe and Junior Achievement International Europe merged, JA works with the education and business communities as well as governments to provide young people from primary school to university with experiences that build the skills and competences they will need to succeed in a global economy.

JA Europe is the European Regional Operating Centre for JA Worldwide®.

JA activities have been endorsed as best practice by the European Commission.


Our Mission

Our Mission



We aim to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.



Our Footprint (2017)


41 Member Organisations

439 Board Members

849 JA Staff

33,977 Schools

87,545,072 Contact Hours in Standard Activities





JA Europe Factsheet

JA Europe Factsheet

Entrepreneurship a skill for life

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