Blog

  • 19
    Mar

    Empowering European Youth with Entrepreneurship and Employability Education

    Therese Noorlander, Sustainability Director, Coca-Cola Europe & Salvatore Nigro, CEO, JA Europe

    Today’s society is changing at unprecedented speed: a growing population, environmental and societal challenges, revolution in the digital space - just to name a few. Jobs are not immune to these transformations: forecasts anticipate that over half of today’s young people will end up in jobs that have not yet been created. The JA Europe network and Coca-Cola and bottling partners teamed up to develop and implement entrepreneurship and employability education programmes that would contribute to adapting to those growing challenges.

  • 18
    Feb

    Blended learning experiences boost girls’ entrepreneurial and digital skills

    Milena Stoycheva, CEO of JA Bulgaria

    Over the last 9 months, close to 600 girls aged between 12 and 18 have taken part in 20 workshops dedicated to digital and entrepreneurial skills. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and a consortium of Junior Achievement offices, composed of JA Bulgaria, JA Greece, JA Lithuania, JA Romania, JA Serbia and JA Europe, together with our partner Apps for Good, teamed up to deliver trainings to equip young girls with the entrepreneurial and digital skills essential for their future working lives and support the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan.

  • 11
    Feb

    Steering young girls into scientific studies with a unique experience

    Emma Kiraly, Project Manager, Entrepreneurial Skills Pass

    On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, one can only notice that the gender gap between boys and girls completing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is still wide: there are twice as many male graduates in STEM as there are female graduates (see this report from the European Commission from 2019).

  • 10
    Feb

    How can talent become the biggest source of growth for Europe?

    Julie Linn Teigland, EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner and EY Global Leader – Women. Fast forward. Member of the JA Europe Board

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has the ambition of building a Europe that is fit for the digital age. I am not only supportive of this ambition, I believe that to make it a reality, we need European talent that is fit for the digital age.

  • 03
    Feb

    Principals are the best ambassadors for Entrepreneurship Education in European schools

    Minna Melleri, EE-Hub Director

    While more and more students across Europe have a hands-on experience while at school, many still do not have the opportunity. Headmasters and principals play a key role in the uptake and development of entrepreneurship education within their schools and the broader education systems. Recent research from Finland tells us what tools and methodologies make a difference.

     

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