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 organization, formed and managed exclusively by students of higher education, which realize projects, in relations to their fields of studies, for companies. They apply their theoretical knowledge on real problems of the market, develop their entrepreneurial skills by running the association and benefit from the guidance of teachers and professionals. Junior Enterprises are similar to real companies, counting with the principles of corporate governance like management council and executive board.
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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.