Over the past 40 years, the Junior Enterprise concept has evolved into a successful best practice, encouraging students, universities and enterprises to think beyond their national borders and national systems, to learn from each other, and to embrace entrepreneurship. This would not have been possible without the commitment and enthusiasm of the students involved. The benefits of actively participating in a Junior Enterprise reach far beyond setting up and running a business. It promotes an entrepreneurial mindset, fosters intercultural dialogue, and encourages mobility. In short, it is a life-changing experience. And I would like to wish JADE every success in its continuing efforts to change young people’s lives for better.
– Jan Figel, Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth