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  • Festera, a student company from Estonia, wins the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition 2017

    12 July 2017

    Over 200 students gathered in Brussels to celebrate the top JA companies from across Europe. This year, 37 student-teams competed as part of JA Europe’s flagship JA Company Programme, which gives them the opportunity to set up and run a real business.

    His Majesty the King of the Belgians, EU Commissioners Marianne Thyssen and Tibor Navracsics, Belgian Ministers Alexander De Croo and Willy Borsus, as well as foreign dignitaries and various business volunteers were among those who attended the stand exhibition of the student companies, all keen to show their support.

    Participants of the European Entrepreneurship Education Summit also came to see the students in action, both events being held simultaneously in Brussels, seat of the European Institutions.

  • JA Europe and the Citi Foundation celebrate 30-year partnership anniversary with new $1.2million grant

    09 July 2017

    The partnership will continue to support young people across Europe to develop employability skills and entrepreneurial mind-sets through the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative.

    JA Europe and the Citi Foundation are celebrating 30 years of partnership with the renewal of a grant to work together in 19 European countries across Europe. Early this year, the Citi Foundation expanded their Pathways to Progress initiative globally with a $100million commitment to support 500,000 young people over the next three years to become career ready. The $1.2million grant from the Citi Foundation to JA Europe will equip secondary school students with employability skills and entrepreneurship mind-sets through the Junior Achievement’s Company Programme.

  • Startup from Malta wins European Challenge in Helsinki with INTACT, an innovative system to increase safety for motorcyclists

    30 June 2017

    The European Enterprise challenge hosted this year by JA Finland gathered 19 Startups from 15 countries in Helsinki. University students who took part in the ‘Start Up Programme’ were competing and presenting their start-ups to a selected jury.

  • FERD’s LIST - A New European Recognition of Inspirational Young Entrepreneurs and Leaders

    25 June 2017

    FERD’S LIST is a partnership between JA Europe and FERD, to recognize and celebrate young men and women on a unique path to “creating enduring value and leaving a lasting footprint”. Outstanding JA alumni, 5-10 young men and women will be nominated from across Europe.

  • Team Chaleur from Singapore take 1st place in this year’s Social Innovation Relay

    22 June 2017

    A student team from Singapore, Chaleur, created a question-and-answer online platform called INTuition, which provides free academic guidance to students and won the 7th edition of the Social Innovation Relay
    The Social Innovation Relay (SIR) is a JA Europe initiative, supported by NN Group. Its main aim is to inspire secondary students to develop innovative business concepts that address social challenges.

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