Therese Noorlander, Sustainability Director, Coca-Cola Europe & Salvatore Nigro, CEO, JA Europe
Today’s society is changing at unprecedented speed: a growing population, environmental and societal challenges, revolution in the digital space - just to name a few. Jobs are not immune to these transformations: forecasts anticipate that over half of today’s young people will end up in jobs that have not yet been created. The JA Europe network and Coca-Cola and bottling partners teamed up to develop and implement entrepreneurship and employability education programmes that would contribute to adapting to those growing challenges.
Milena Stoycheva, CEO of JA Bulgaria
Over the last 9 months, close to 600 girls aged between 12 and 18 have taken part in 20 workshops dedicated to digital and entrepreneurial skills. The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and a consortium of Junior Achievement offices, composed of JA Bulgaria, JA Greece, JA Lithuania, JA Romania, JA Serbia and JA Europe, together with our partner Apps for Good, teamed up to deliver trainings to equip young girls with the entrepreneurial and digital skills essential for their future working lives and support the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan.
Emma Kiraly, Project Manager, Entrepreneurial Skills Pass
On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, one can only notice that the gender gap between boys and girls completing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is still wide: there are twice as many male graduates in STEM as there are female graduates (see this report from the European Commission from 2019).
Sophie Norman, Head of Policy and Communications
Earlier last month, the outgoing European Commissioner for Education Tibor Navracsics convened the 2nd European Education Summit. Attended by 160 European teachers, more than 20 European education Ministers and about 700 education experts, this second edition was dedicated to the teaching profession.
Caroline Jenner, CEO JA Europe
What can develop work skills, lead to job creation, and have a deep societal impact, in one effective package?
Knowing JA Europe and its mission, it will come to you as no surprise that entrepreneurship education is a powerful tool that can deliver at multiple levels, across a variety of areas.
As employers routinely highlight a significant skills gap, from social skills to digital skills, and youth unemployment continues to skyrocket in many European countries, we want to highlight the triple promise of entrepreneurship education.