All of Europe will celebrate its best young entrepreneurs

Join us and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition in France on 4-5 July.

In Lille, 200+ young entrepreneurs having participated in a year-long JA Company Programme and qualifying at a national-level, will compete for the title of JA Europe Company of the Year 2019.

A high-level panel of 10 judges will examine the contestants. They’ll evaluate their approach to communication, teamwork, problem-solving, objective-setting, planning and review, administration and financial systems, personnel management, product development, customer focus, marketing and sales, as well as financial results.

In addition, several signature awards will put the spotlight on different aspects of business such as innovation, sustainability and client focus.

Last year, more than 345.000 student took part in the JA Company Programme across 40 countries. Throughout the school year, students produce a product or develop a service, create their own company and manage their business from start to finish.

This Summer competition will be combined with the worldwide centennial celebration of the JA Company Programme  and the 2nd European Entrepreneurship Education Summit.


Meet the participating JA companies

Find here presentations of all 40 teams that will compete during COYC19 as well as their social media.

Visit the "ESP" corner

The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass is a unique international certification of skills and experiences. This micro-credential has been specifically designed for the JA Company Programme.

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