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  • Gen-E 2021 - Winners of Europe’s largest youth entrepreneurship festival unveiled

    15 July 2021

    370 000 young entrepreneurs from 40 countries competed to become Europe’s Company and Start Up of the Year on United Nations World Skills Day 2021.

  • New partnership with UBS to inspire young people to consider careers in finance

    28 June 2021

    Junior Achievement Europe (JA Europe) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with UBS with the aim of building the talent pipeline needed to empower and guide young people from school to work, inspiring them to consider careers in banking and finance. The first activities in 6 European countries will equip 2,000 students with the skills needed to get a job or start their own business, thanks to the help of 130 UBS highly motivated volunteers on the ground.

  • Mellon'Harp from France wins Arconic Foundation 'Innovative Sustainability Business Idea Award' 2021

    25 June 2021

    For the 4th year, JA Europe and Arconic Foundation have partnered to support the “Innovative Sustainability Business Idea Award” aiming at improving environmental sustainability and raising awareness about this important topic. Students from France, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom pitched their innovative solutions during an international competition, supported by Arconic volunteers from across Europe.

  • Social Innovation Relay 2021 awards best social innovators of the year

    23 June 2021

    For the 7th consecutive year, JA Europe and NN Group have partnered to implement the Social Innovation Relay (SIR), an innovative programme designed to teach essential skills to secondary school students while underscoring the link between businesses and the society. Connected by leading technologies, 40 students from 10 countries collaborated with NN Group volunteers to create business concepts that address societal challenges.

  • Marival UB from Norway wins Euronext “Blue Innovation Award” on World Oceans Day

    09 June 2021

    According to the World Bank, the blue economy can be defined as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving the health of ocean ecosystems. However, there is increasing evidence that losses in the oceans’ natural capital resulting from unsustainable economic activity are eroding the resource base on which such growth depends.

    To enhance blue education and improve the environmental sustainability of the coastal communities in which it operates, Euronext is supporting mini-companies that best embody a sustainable use of the ocean resources for economic growth through the “Blue Innovation Award”. This year, the award gave student companies from Belgium, France Ireland, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom the chance to join an international competition, and to develop and present innovative business ideas related to the blue economy.

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