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  • European youth use STEM knowledge to solve real-world issues

    23 April 2015

    Encouraging European youth to consider careers in STEM is essential to ensuring a skilled workforce, ready to fill the high-tech jobs required to solve the energy challenges of the future. To foster this growth, Junior Achievement (JA) Europe and ExxonMobil have been working together to inspire young people to pursue STEM-related studies and careers through the Sci-Tech Challenge initiative.

  • Inspiring youth to be the social innovators of tomorrow

    30 March 2015

    Junior Achievement Young Enterprise (JA-YE) kicks off the Fifth Annual Social Innovation Relay (SIR) today, supported by NN. The SIR is a global competition that challenges students to develop an innovative business concept that addresses a social need. The SIR provides young people with the hands-on skills and entrepreneurial expertise needed to start a successful career through a combination of virtual and face-to-face mentoring by experienced executives.

  • European expert NETwork established to increase uptake of entrepreneurship education in Europe

    11 March 2015

    A new initiative aims to promote entrepreneurship education and make policy recommendations that can be put into effect by national school systems. The European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork (EE-HUB.EU) will exchange information and experience, improving and creating synergies between the many initiatives in the field.

  • Stakeholders launched a new EU-wide education scheme to help improve youth employability

    04 March 2015

    European youth often lack necessary job skills and entrepreneurial competences, which contributes to consistently high youth unemployment rates.  To address this problem, a group of policy and industry stakeholders gathered today to launch the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP), a European qualification in entrepreneurship for young people, giving potential employers proof that its holder has real entrepreneurship experience and relevant job skills.

  • JA-YE Europe and 5 countries embark on impact research to mobilize entrepreneurship education in schools

    26 January 2015

    “If half of the entire student population received practical experience in setting up a company while still in school, what would be the individual and wider societal impact? This is just one of the questions that will be addressed in this new three-year study,” says Caroline Jenner, CEO of JA-YE Europe, the largest provider of entrepreneurial education programmes in Europe.

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