European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Junior Enterprises
“I want to congratulate JADE for its involvement in encouraging entrepreneurial skills in Europe. Thanks to you, more than 280 junior enterprises in 14 European countries bridge the gap between academia and the real market. In addition to their studies, 22.000 students are practically involved into the running of non-profit SMEs in Europe: that is an impressive number of young Europeans learning how to become entrepreneurs, and moreover discovering social entrepreneurship…”
The Junior Enterprise Concept
A Junior Enterprise is a non-profit civil social organization, formed and managed exclusively by undergraduate and postgraduate students of higher education, which provides services for companies, institutions and society, under the guidance of teachers and professionals with the goal to consolidate and enhance the learning or their members. Junior Enterprises are similar to real companies, counting with the principles of corporate governance like management council and executive board, and own regulation.
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JADE and the JE Network
JADE is the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises: is an international, non-profit umbrella-organisation of associations across Europe established and managed solely by students.We currently have Junior Enterprises in 14 countries in Europe and in over 40 countries around the world, with over 40,000 Junior Entrepreneurs around the globe.