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Euroclear and Junior Achievement strengthen their partnership

26 November 2021

JA Europe and Euroclear are pleased to announce the further strengthening of their collaboration to impact the next generation of Europeans through skills-based volunteering, promoting entrepreneurial and business skills among secondary school students.

Since 2014, Euroclear volunteers have been a key success factor in the implementation of JA programmes across Europe and in Hong Kong. The partnership continues to thrive in eight JA organisations, namely, Vlajo (Belgium), Les Jeunes Entreprises (Belgium), JA Finland, JA Hong Kong, Jong Ondernemen (Netherlands), JA Poland, JA Sweden, Young Enterprise UK.

Euroclear volunteers coach and mentor students in a wide variety of programmes including JA Company Programme and the JA Start Up Programme. In addition, since 2018 Euroclear is giving recognition to the most diverse and inclusive student companies in Belgium and Poland. These recognitions highlight the social impact of our collaboration but also raise awareness on the importance of inclusivity. Thanks to our collaboration, since the beginning of the partnership more than 29,600 students have received mentoring from more than 893 Euroclear volunteers to prepare them for the future of jobs. Our collaboration is increasingly relevant given the urgent need to decrease youth unemployment through a focus on skills and competence development.

Our long-standing and trusted partnership is further strengthened by Euroclear joining the JA Europe Board of Directors as of November 2021. Ms. Lieve Mostrey, Chief Executive Officer of Euroclear will become member of the Board of Directors and bring her long-standing experience in the financial sector to Junior Achievement.

Lieve Mostrey, CEO Euroclear, said: “I am very pleased to represent Euroclear on the Junior Achievement Europe Board of Directors. We have a long history of working with Junior Achievement to support our local communities and offering our people many opportunities to volunteer and help where needed. This is an important step forward following the great work that has already been done over the years as we continue our commitment to empower young entrepreneurs to prepare them for the future job market.”

Adam Warby, Chairman of JA Europe, said: “I warmly welcome Lieve Mostrey to the JA Europe Board of Directors, which will provide an excellent opportunity to Euroclear to more deeply engage to empower the next generation Europeans. It is urgent to invest into the education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for Europe’s youth that has suffered heavily during the pandemic. We are grateful to be able to count on the continuous support of Euroclear and the experience of its CEO Lieve Mostrey in designing our future impact and action.” 

About JA Europe

JA Europe is the largest non-profit in Europe dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. JA Europe is a member of JA Worldwide® which for 100 years has delivered hands on, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. JA creates pathways for employability, job creation and financial success. Last school year, the JA network in Europe reached almost 4 million young people across 40 countries with the support of nearly 100,000 business volunteers and over 140,000 teachers/educators.

JA Europe contact: minna@jaeurope.org

About Euroclear

Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. Euroclear provides settlement and custody of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Euroclear is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise.

The Euroclear group comprises Euroclear Bank, the International CSD, as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & International. The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 897 trillion in securities transactions in 2020, representing 276 million domestic and cross-border  transactions, and held EUR 35.2  trillion in assets for clients by end June 2021.

For more information about Euroclear, please visit www.euroclear.com

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