JA Europe with Euroclear for a 4th Year Strong

04 October 2017

JA Europe and Euroclear, are collaborating for a fourth consecutive year in a skills-based volunteering campaign promoting entrepreneurial and business skills among students.

• Euroclear, a pre-eminent provider of post-trade services

• JA Europe, Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, partners for a fourth year to accomplish the goal and increases the scope of the partnership.

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

Arno Illukka, Head of Corporate Technology Finland and Sweden, Euroclear remarked, “These kinds of events give the opportunity for sharing one’s own experiences to the younger generation. We can provide insight about the finance sector and what kind of career paths it can provide now and in the future.” 

A student from Hong Kong shared her impressions, saying, “The Euroclear volunteers are very welcoming and friendly. They provided me with many opinions and advice on my future career path and shared with me a lot of life experiences.”

Euroclear volunteers coach and mentor students in a wide variety of programmes including JA Company Program, Our Community and the Start Up Program, to name a few. Last year over 200 Euroclear volunteers inspired over 5000 students. Euroclear also sponsored the Social Entrepreneurship Award at JA Europe’s Company of the Year Competition held in Brussels, July 2017. Lieve Mostrey, CEO of Euroclear personally delivered the award to the winning team, Inizio from the Netherlands.

This year JA Europe and the Euroclear strive to impact the lives of another 5000 students and involve 200 Eurolcear volunteers to achieve that!

About JA Europe
JA Europe is Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. In 2016, we equipped 3.5 million students in 40 countries with the knowledge, skills and attitude they require to start a business or get a job. JA works with the education and business communities as well as governments to provide young people from primary school to university with experiences that build the skills and competences they will need to succeed in a global economy. JA Europe is the European Regional Operating Centre for JA Worldwide® 

Philippe Giot
Communications & Digital Media Officer, JA Europe
+32 (0)478 87 07 31

About Euroclear
Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. At the core, the group provides settlement, safekeeping and servicing 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 includes Euroclear Bank - which is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s - as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 655 trillion in securities transactions in 2016, representing 196 million domestic and cross-border transactions. In the first half of 2017, the group held EUR 28 trillion in assets for clients. 

For more information about Euroclear, please visit

Charlotte Shaw
Corporate Responsibility Manager, Euroclear
+32 2 3261610

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