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Donald Aebi

President
2018/19

Dear readers,

welcome to our second online annual report, which showcases the highlights of period 2018/2019 - our 16th year of existence. And it’s another year of impressive numbers: 14.027 members and 16.081 hours of volunteering for Junior Achievement (JA) are just two metrics which show the size and impact of our network. But besides these numbers I want to highlight the major success factor of the previous year: the people behind it.

The past year has shown that it’s not about the vision, not about the strategy and not about the operations per se, but about the people creating and executing it. And by this I not only mean the European Board, but also the communications and the events team. Also, it’s the leaders from all the different member nations of JA Alumni Europe. All of these people work for JA alumni on a voluntary basis and the outcome is outstanding. But take a look yourself – following you can read more about our impact and our key activities, first and foremost all our events, from the past year.

On behalf of the European Board,

Donald Aebi


Table of Contents

Pillars

Team

IMpact

Events


 

About JA Europe

JA Europe is the largest non-profit in Europe dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. JA Europe is a member of JA Worldwide® which for 100 years has delivered hands on, experiential learning in entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. JA creates pathways for employability, job creation and financial success. JA Alumni Europe is the official network of former JA students in Europe.

Each year, the JA network in Europe reaches more than 3.6 million young people across 40 countries with the support of 150,000 business volunteers and 115,000 teachers/educators.

www.jaeurope.org

“These pillars are guiding us, enabling sustainability across board periods.”

Love Dager, Vice-President 2018/19


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We want to unite all former JA Programme participants across Europe, creating a network of outstanding individuals and enabling these to develop themselves.


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Our mission is to provide former JA programme participants with further experience and opportunities, encourage them to strengthen their passion for entrepreneurship and build international networks of like-minded people.


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  1. We respect and show our empathy towards others

  2. We are passionate in entrepreneurship and confident about our future

  3. We believe in the power of teamwork, being open-minded and knowledge sharing

  4. We are responsible leaders, committed and dedicated to achieve our goals

  5. We never stop learning, always curious and challenging ourselves to foster our personal development

  6. We are JA ambassadors and know the importance of entrepreneurial education


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Growth

  • Enable JA offices and organizations to start-up an Alumni network

  • Increase recruitment of current and former, more senior JA Programme participants

Unification

  • Extend the ways we unite our members offline

  • Extend the ways we unite our members online

Development

  • Clarify the value of being a member

  • Increase the value of being a member

  • Promote the value of being a member

Sustainability

  • No growth without quality

  • No unification without collaboration

  • No development without structure

“Most of the people who are in the team already will also re-apply for another year: in my point of view, this is the greatest proof of how well the team has been working the past year. Not as individuals, but as a team.”

Donald Aebi, President 2018/19


European Board

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Donald Aebi
President

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Love Dager
Vice President

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Lorenzo Barteselli
Communications

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Antonia Höppel
Events

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Nikos Galiopoulos
Development

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Emilie Bærulfsen
Growth

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‎Nick Collins
Operations

 

Communications Team

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Irena Matraku
Social Media Manager

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Bora Selenica
Content Manager

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Adrian Conete
Video Producer

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Alex Magliano
Graphic Designer


Events Team

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Adil Bey

Events Coordinator

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Ragna Jebsen

Events Coordinator

 

“JA Alumni organizations are a win-win situation for both members and JA.”

Emilie Bærulfsen, Growth Manager 2018/19


JA Alumni Europe acts as an enabler, both for national JA alumni organizations and local JA offices, trying to provide and improve the skillset of growing and developing a network of former JA students. Thus, the main stakeholders are the members nations as well as the JA offices. The numbers and activities following can be understood as proof of the successful work we have been doing for the past and especially the last year.


Facts & Figures

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Participating Nations

23

Member Nations

14.027

JA Alumni Members

66.561 h

National Value Added *

16.081 h

Volunteering Hours for JA

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* events on national level count as value added
(formula: hours per event multiplied by participants)

“JA Alumni Europe is all about international and national events.”

Antonia Höppel, Events Manager 2018/19


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National Coordinators Meeting

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Ferd's List

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Amcham Youth EntrepreneurShip Award

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JA Alumni Conference

Our annual highlight

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Leadership Awards

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...and many more events

“A huge THANK YOU To all our partners and organizations who made all these activities even possible in the first place.”

Nikos Galiopoulos, Development Manager 2018/19


our partners