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  • Social Innovation Relay 2021 awards best social innovators of the year

    23 June 2021

    For the 7th consecutive year, JA Europe and NN Group have partnered to implement the Social Innovation Relay (SIR), an innovative programme designed to teach essential skills to secondary school students while underscoring the link between businesses and the society. Connected by leading technologies, 40 students from 10 countries collaborated with NN Group volunteers to create business concepts that address societal challenges.

  • Marival UB from Norway wins Euronext “Blue Innovation Award” on World Oceans Day

    09 June 2021

    According to the World Bank, the blue economy can be defined as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving the health of ocean ecosystems. However, there is increasing evidence that losses in the oceans’ natural capital resulting from unsustainable economic activity are eroding the resource base on which such growth depends.

    To enhance blue education and improve the environmental sustainability of the coastal communities in which it operates, Euronext is supporting mini-companies that best embody a sustainable use of the ocean resources for economic growth through the “Blue Innovation Award”. This year, the award gave student companies from Belgium, France Ireland, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom the chance to join an international competition, and to develop and present innovative business ideas related to the blue economy.

  • European youth hacks the European Commission's EU Green Week 2021

    03 June 2021

    Can we imagine a world without pollution? While this question was on everyone’s lips at the official opening of the EU Green Week 2021, European students chose action and took on the challenge as they participated in the “Gen-E Fights For Zero Pollution” hackathon.

  • European STEM students present innovative solutions for waste management and recycling

    21 May 2021

    For the 12th consecutive year, JA Europe and ExxonMobil have partnered through the Sci-Tech Challenge aiming to empower young people to tackle the challenges of tomorrow by using a combination of entrepreneurship and STEM skills. The 2021 Grand Finale brought together the best students from 5 countries - Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania – with the help of ExxonMobil volunteers.

  • Revolutionizing the way young people engage, innovate and transform the fashion industry

    26 April 2021

    By 2023, a new joint initiative by Zalando and JA Europe, called "Fashion Goes Next", will revolutionise the way young people engage, innovate and transform the fashion industry.

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