News

  • Together we can defeat darkness

    24 June 2016

    Oculus, a students’ team helping the visually impaired to become more independent in their movement won the Global Finale of the Social Innovation Relay 2016.

    The Social Innovation Relay (SIR), a JA Europe initiative, is supported by NN Group and aims to inspire secondary students to develop innovative business concepts that address social challenges.

  • Generation Z ready to seed the change in Europe

    10 June 2016

    15 years old Spanish students founded Growink and won the 2016 European Finale of Social Enterprise 360, a social entrepreneurship education programme organised by JA Europe.
    Social Enterprise 360 is a programme funded by the European Commission via Erasmus+ programme which aims to provide students practical entrepreneurial experience and opportunity to develop transversal skills around a social business project.

  • ESP Advisory Council to boost development and recognition of entrepreneurial skill-sets among young people

    06 June 2016

    JA Europe and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) announce the establishment of the ESP Advisory Council in support of the Entrepreneurial Skills PassTM, a unique international qualification in entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and competences for 15-19 year olds.

    In line with the upcoming New Skills Agenda for Europe, the ESP Advisory Council is committed to boost recognition of the competences and skills young people acquire through initiatives like the Entrepreneurial Skills PassTM and promote greater uptake of entrepreneurship education at schools across Europe.

  • Spanish vocational students win Hyundai’s Skills for the Future Awards and bring innovation in the car industry

    03 June 2016

    Student team AMECS from Spain (Madrid) won the Hyundai Skills for the Future Award 2016.

    Their innovative heating system helps you manage the temperature of your car cabin in a sustainable way through a mobile app, to pre-heat or pre-cool the cabin without consuming fuel. A joint initiative between JA Europe and Hyundai Motor Europe, Skills for the Future aims to inspire a more entrepreneurial generation that can clearly connect their education and future careers, with a focus on sustainability in business.

  • JA Europe students solve Brussels’ traffic congestion

    25 May 2016

    The 7th European finale of the Sci-Tech Challenge took place on 25 May at the European Parliament including an award ceremony and a panel debate hosted by Adina-Ioana Valean, Vice-President of the European Parliament, in the presence of Pascal Smet, Brussels Mobility Minister.

    Winning team from Romania proposed to solve Brussels’ traffic congestion problem by offering an integrated approach to increase efficiency of existing public transport, whilst producing additional energy. 

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