Company of the Year Competition 2020
IS going virtual!
HOSTED BY JA PORTUGAL
Join us for the 31st and first ever virtual edition of the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, next 22-24 July. The 2020 Company of the Year Competition coincides with the 15th anniversary of this year’s host, JA Portugal, and promises to be a double celebration of events!
More than 200 young (15-18 years old) entrepreneurs, who have participated in the one year-long JA Company Programme and have won their national competition, will compete for the “JA Europe Company of the Year 2020” title.
The mini-company Entella Company from Turkey won JA Europe Company of the Year 2019, hosted last year by JA France Entreprendre Pour Apprendre, in Lille.
As we are counting the days until the 2020 Company of the Year Competition, the best national Mini Companies which will compete at the European level are being selected during national finals.
JA Company Programme
Since its launch in 1919, the JA Company Programme offers students aged 15-18 the opportunity to learn how to move a business idea from concept to reality. Students learn to form their own real enterprises and discover first-hand how a company functions. They elect a board of directors from amongst their peers, raise share capital and market and finance a product or service of their own choice.
At the end of the programme, they present a report and the accounts to their shareholders. The year-long programme involves teachers and business volunteers. JA provides teachers with a series of learning-by-doing business, economics and entrepreneurship activities; a great way to help their students succeed in a global economy. Business volunteers visit the classrooms to share their experiences and mentor students; offering them a better overview of career opportunities, entrepreneurship and the necessary skills required to match their ambitions.