Trudy Norris-Grey, Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, Public Sector Microsoft (JA Board Member)
The digital economy is growing at seven times the rate of the rest of the economy. In order to increase growth and create employment, Europe needs to accelerate the transformation of its business landscape through advanced digital technologies.
Jarle Tømmerbakke, Senior Advisor to JA Europe
One of the most effective instruments in order to create more businesses and more jobs is if students can try it before leaving school. We have seen this through several European research projects, and lately in similar research in Africa.
Ajay Kapur, Senior Project Manager at UBS
I recently had the opportunity to lead a webinar on the importance of presentation skills, part of a UBS and JA Europe programme running in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. The workshop was an overall success, engaging over 80 students and teachers.
Dr. Friederike Sözen, Senior Advisor, Department of Educational Policy for the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ)
Daniela Opp, Global Manager, Economic Progress Initiatives, HP Corporate Affairs
It’s a tough time for Europe’s young people. Over 5 million are unemployed and those who don’t go on to higher education are particularly vulnerable. At the same time, many European employers experience difficulties finding young people with the right skills to fill their vacancies. Developing solutions to these challenges is critical if we want to secure a bright future for Europe’s young people and a strong European economy.