External News

  • 'Skills for the Future' competition winners take on alcohol [New Europe]

    12 June 2015

    SoberDrive, a United Kingdom group, won big at the JA Europe Skills for the Future competition in Prague on June 10 with an invention that would revolutionize drunk driving self-regulation. The student group of George Kershaw Houghton, Edward Kershaw Houghton, Callum Coles, Samuel Roberts and Lauren Palmer, were chosen for their concept of a socially responsible company and assisting in decreasing the number of drunk driving related incidents.

  • Education expert: Linking schools with businesses is win-win [EurActiv]

    02 June 2015

    We need to increase the interaction between the education and the business community. We know both sides want to increase the cooperation, but it seems like there is a need for a “broker” in the middle, says Caroline Jenner.

  • Taking European entrepreneurship to the next level with EE-HUB [New Europe]

    07 May 2015

    The first pan-European body dedicated to moving entrepreneurship education forward in Europe was officially launched on Thursday, May 6th by JA Europe following two roundtable discussions with several industry leaders and policymakers.

  • Empower young European entrepreneurs through financial literacy [EurActiv]

    28 April 2015

    It is not just a shrinking job market that leads to youth unemployment. A more pressing problem is the lack of necessary job skills. It makes young people unattractive to employers. And, in turn, that lack of skills also inhibits young people’s ability to be self-employed and successful. One of the key missing links is financial literacy.

  • Youth unemployment: Addressing the skills gap [EurActiv]

    28 April 2015

    It has become almost commonplace to cite daunting statistics about the sustained level of youth unemployment in the EU, with some countries having as much as 25 percent of their youth out of work. We have gotten used to those statistics and these figures no longer make media headlines. This gives us a sense of false hope that the problem has been solved, or is being solved at the moment. No, it is not.

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