We are Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, reaching 3.5 million students in 39 countries in 2015.
Founded in 2001 when Young Enterprise Europe and Junior Achievement International Europe merged, JA works with the education and business communities as well as governments to provide young people from primary school to university with experiences that build the skills and competences they will need to succeed in a global economy.
JA Europe is the European Regional Operating Centre for JA Worldwide®.
JA activities have been endorsed as best practice by the European Commission.
We aim to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Download our factsheet: Entrepreneurship a skill for life
Our Footprint (2015)
39 Member Organisations
458 Board Members
862 JA Staff
87,901,561 Contact Hours in Standard Activities
As a member of JA Worldwide, we work together to teach students how to start businesses that create jobs. We teach entrepreneurial competences that strengthen workplaces and grow the skills to generate income and manage it.
We believe in the boundless potential of young people. We share their passion for excellence, respect their talents and creativity, celebrate their honesty and integrity, harness their desire for collaboration, and create opportunities for hands-on learning. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA organisations provide in-school and after-school programmes for students that focus on three key areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
Annually, JA Worldwide operations reach more than 10 million students and engage over 400,000 business volunteers and mentors, spanning a total of 6 continents and 122 countries.