We are Europe’s largest provider of education programmes for entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy, reaching 3.5 million students in 39 countries in 2015.

Founded in 2001 when Young Enterprise Europe and Junior Achievement International Europe merged, JA works with the education and business communities as well as governments to provide young people from primary school to university with experiences that build the skills and competences they will need to succeed in a global economy.

JA Europe is the European Regional Operating Centre for JA Worldwide®.

JA activities have been endorsed as best practice by the European Commission.

Our Mission

We aim to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

Our European Footprint



  • 39 Member Organisations
  • 458 Board Members
  • 862 JA Staff
  • 31,380 Schools
  • 87,901,561 Contact Hours in Standard Activities


Supporting Partners

Contact Us

JA Iceland / Ungir Frumkvöðlar
Borgartúni 35
IS-105 Reykjavík

Minna Melleri, CEO
+354 855 4483