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  • JA Greece Alumna Maria Kokala's testimony during #JAEEC20

    02 September 2020

    Through the entrepreneurship programmes we offer at JA Europe, we help students to be creative, believe in themselves and set high goals. We teach them that no obstacle can stop their progress if they work hard towards the goals they set their minds on.

    Meet JA Greece alumna Maria Kokala, who won the Leadership Award at the JA Europe Company Programme Competition back in 2016, when she was only 15 years old. Since then, she has been a role model for all students in Greece. Her story is very inspiring as she grew up in a small village in Northern Greece (Pieria) and didn't know her amazing capabilities before participating in JA Greece's entrepreneurship programme. She now studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

  • World leaders call for investment into the next generation at JA Europe entrepreneurship competition

    27 July 2020

    At a time when Europe struggles to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal, European Commissioners Mariya Gabriel (Innovation, Research, Culture, Education & Youth) and Paolo Gentiloni (Economy) and other speakers last week called for investment into education and equipping young people with the skills needed to rebuild our economies.

  • Bubbles from Denmark is JA Europe Company of the Year 2020

    24 July 2020

    Speaking at the Award Ceremony of the 2020 JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared that “now is the time for new thinking and novel approaches. This crisis offers us an opportunity to reframe traditional business models, and to reset the business agenda by building the capabilities and systems that will foster breakthrough innovations.” Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for the Economy, echoed this message: “We need your energy, your skills, your entrepreneurship and your capacity. We can only achieve a real recovery with a strong contribution of all citizens and especially the young generation. This is why we called our recovery plan The Next Generation EU.

  • Belgian start-up SAANA wins AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award 2020

    10 July 2020

    The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) and Junior Achievement Europe (JA Europe) are delighted to announce that SAANA, a Belgian start-up, is the winner of the 8th AmCham EU Youth Entrepreneurship Award.

  • AID4ALL from Cyprus is JA Europe Enterprise of the Year 2020

    26 June 2020

    The Main Jury picked the Start Up AID4ALL as the winner of the “JA Europe Enterprise of the Year” Award. The students from Cyprus set up a business to find solutions for people with disabilities, offering a product that aims at compensating hearing loss with the sense of touch. Team MIZED from Portugal making customised protections for athletes was awarded 2nd place in the European competition, while team Stiles from Malta producing environmentally sustainable décor tiles won the 3rd place.

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