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  • 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. 

  • Fostering Innovation driven Entrepreneurship in Agriculture

    28 April 2016

    JA Europe and Monsanto have launched a new partnership in 6 European countries that seeks to equip 900 students with the skills they need to get a job or start a business in the agriculture industry. Through the initiative, students aged 15-18 have the opportunity to try their hand at entrepreneurship with the mentorship of Monsanto business volunteers from across Europe. 

  • JA Europe holds panel debate on financial resilience

    22 April 2016

    In the context of the Netherlands EU Presidency 2016 as well as the OECD Global Symposium on Financial Resilience throughout Life, JA Europe board members and CEOs from across Europe gathered on 20-21 April to discuss financial education challenges for youth. 

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