Economic Opportunities for All Initiative
We believe that creating economic opportunities to those who need them the most leads to stronger economies and resilient societies.
Junior Achievement has a long track record of implementing educational programmes with demonstrated effectiveness on improving academic performance, educational expectations and entrepreneurial spirit on their beneficiaries. In the context of the current economic and post-pandemic challenges, it is urgent to continue building bridges between education and employment especially to those young people who are marginalized, lacking resources and opportunities, or live in remote areas. By empowering this segment of youth in Europe we will increase Junior Achievement’s impact and get closer to our ambition that every young person should have an entrepreneurial experience before leaving school.
In April 2021 JA Europe launched the “Economic Opportunities for All Initiative". This is co-founded and supported by NN Group – an international financial services company- through their NN Future Matters programme.
Find out more about the current and future challenges (automation, green transition) and underlying issues (social barriers, effect of COVID-19 and digital education ) and possible solutions for policy and business in order to design measures targeting young Europeans lacking resources or opportunities.
“Participating in the webinars organised by the Economic Opportunities for All project helped me to better understand how I should prepare for the future, what opportunities I have in the city where I study and other Romanian cities how to choose a profession that attracts me, and how I can start a small business. I learned new things through the examples presented, I got answers to my questions and now I know that many changes can be brought by us young people in the community. I also gained more confidence in my own strengths and will start working on my personal plan. Thank you for this experience!” - Student, V. Technical College. D. Cotea, Focsani
Read more here: http://www.jaeurope.org/medias/policy/2481-new-research-to-support-economic-opportunities-for-all-initiative.html
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