External News

  • The leaders of tomorrow

    23 October 2016

    New Europe Editor, Alexandros Koronakis tells us about his participation in "Leaders for a day" programme.

  • Why entrepreneurship education matters

    14 January 2016

    Caroline Jenner, CEO of JA Europe,  in her latest article advocates the need for entrepreneurship education remembering that it is one of the largest and most successful public-private partnerships in existence today. She also enhances the impact that the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) is having in increasing the number of schools, teachers and young people involved.

  • The Committee on Culture and Education recognises the importance of ESP

    21 October 2015

    The Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, regarding the motion on skills policies for fighting youth unemployment, recalled the importance of addressing entrepreneurial skills to facilitate young people’s adaptation to the changes in the world of work. The Committee also recognized the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) as an important cross-border qualification that is available to achieve this goal by facilitating the mobility of young people across Europe’s job market.

  • Training the Entrepreneurs of the Future: Interview with Caroline Jenner, CEO, Junior Achievement Europe

    13 October 2015

    Caroline Jenner is on a mission to make entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills training an integral part of a student’s education. As CEO of Junior Achievement Europe (JA), Jenner is working closely with schools, businesses and other stakeholders and partners to develop a programme that will ultimately facilitate the match between demand and supply in the labour market.

  • ESP Case-Study

    09 October 2015

    The European Commission - Joint Research Centre has just published an in-depth case-studies report, where the ESP is presented as a reference on how entrepreneurship is taught and learnt as a key competence.

  • ERT Recommendations: ESP as a key initiative to boost enterprising attitude

    02 October 2015

    On September 28, the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) published a document about leveraging employability and recommended a range of measures to boost the hard and soft skills needed by European companies.

  • Lack of entrepreneurial skills is blunting Europe's competitive edge

    20 April 2015

    A competent young workforce is crucial to retaining the competitiveness of the EU economy as a whole. However, ensuring that the younger generations possess the right skills is becoming more challenging in a shrinking and increasingly competitive job market. The truth is that the skills required to thrive in this day and age are very different from what is being taught at the majority of schools and universities.

  • Analysis: Corporate Engagement - Teaching Entrepreneurship

    13 April 2015

    Entrepreneurs are in demand. Arguably, there has never been a greater need for creative individuals with new ideas and business models who can help modern society to tackle its greatest challenges, including those related to achieving sustainability.

  • Fostering young business talent, and giving companies a chance to spot it

    12 April 2015

    The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) helps young people realise their entrepreneurial potential and connects them with the companies looking for fresh talent. As the EU struggles with youth unemployment and a growing skills mismatch, initiatives like ESP need wider support from public and private communities.

  • Offering young people a PASS to the world of work

    10 April 2015

    JA-YE Europe, together with WKO and CSR Europe, have developed theEntrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) which requires completion of a mini-company experience and an online test. ESP holders will become a pool of uniquely qualified and highly enterprising candidates.
    The ESP is part of the European Business Campaign on Skills for Jobs, an initiative promoted by CSR Europe and JA-YE Europe

  • CSR Europe and stakeholders launch the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass

    12 March 2015

    The ESP gives potential employers proof that its holder has tangible entrepreneurship experience as well as relevant job skills. CSR Europe is a proud partner and is working to involve companies across Europe in this important initiative, encouraging them to match their entrepreneurship promotion programmes to the ESP.

  • Empower young European entrepreneurs through financial literacy

    11 March 2015

    Public policy and businesses must act now to help the EU's youths improve their financial literacy skills. This is crucial if they are to find a job or become successful entrepreneurs, writes Nick Jones.

  • Is an entrepreneurial mindset something you can teach and learn?

    10 March 2015

    Yes, we are convinced that you can teach entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurship is all about attitudes, skills and competences.

  • JA-YE certificate aims to provide entrepreneurs with training, real world experience for jobs and growth

    08 March 2015

    With jobs and growth being the focus of the EU for the next five years, boosting European entrepreneurs has become increasingly important.

    However, in a borderless Europe, young people entering into business will need a skills and training course that will be recognised wherever they go. It’s said the easy part is getting an idea, the hard part is making it real.

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Pass and HP LIFE e-Learning provide skills training to Europe’s young people

    06 March 2015

    It’s a tough time for Europe’s young people. Over 5 million are unemployed and those who don’t go on to higher education are particularly vulnerable. At the same time, many European employers experience difficulties finding young people with the right skills to fill their vacancies. Developing solutions to these challenges is critical if we want to secure a bright future for Europe’s young people and a strong European economy.

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

    06 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.

  • Entrepreneurial Skills Pass

    05 March 2015

    Gestern war ich Gastrednerin auf der Veranstaltung zur Einführung des europäischen Entrepreneurial Skills Pass der JA-YE Europe. Ein Pass also, der bestätigt, dass man bereits über unternehmerische Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen verfügt. Das ist wirklich einen gute Sache. JA-YE Europe, eine europäische NGO, bietet professioneller Unterstützung für Schüler und Studenten bei der Ausarbeitung ihrer eigenen Geschäftsidee.

  • Unleashing innovative spirit and entrepreneurism in Europe

    05 March 2015

    As Nelson Mandela said, education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. However, undisputedly, quality of education matters. Given the current era of digital revolution and Industry 4.0, digital skills and entrepreneurial attitude are key to drive our economies forward and secure successful future for our youth.

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

    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 launches Entrepreneurial Skills pass

    04 March 2015

    A new initiative has been launched in Brussels by JA-YE Europe (Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise Europe) to provide the skills needed: the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass. A programme that provides training, and real world experience with business and mentorship.
    Included is the financial literacy many young entrepreneurs lack or would like improved.

  • A European passport to train, work and start-up

    17 February 2015

    JA Europe and its partners (WKO, Foundation for Entrepreneurship - Young Enterprise Denmark, CSR Europe) are hosting a high-level roundtable lunch with policy stakeholders from the public and private sector on 4 March 2015 - the Launch of the Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP).

  • Empowering youth from low-income schools to excel in the classroom, in their future job and beyond

    13 February 2015

    ArcelorMittal partners with Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise Europe to give young people from different communities easy access to innovative and quality educational programmes. Together, we cultivate entrepreneurship by teaching young people about enterprise, business and economics in a practical way.

  • Stepping up to open more doors for young people

    27 July 2014

    An international qualification that has just been launched aims to give students access to further opportunities and facilitate their transition from education to entrepreneurship or employment. The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) runs in 26 countries and certifies students between the ages of 15 and 19 who have had a practical entrepreneurship experience and gained the necessary knowledge, skills and competences to start a business or be successfully employed.

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