Junior Achievement Serbia (Project Coordinator)

Junior Achievement Serbia is the only accredited provider of entrepreneurship education services in Serbia. It is a locally managed and funded entity affiliated with Junior Achievement Worldwide, a global organization founded 1919 in the USA. The overall goal of JAS is to educate young people in the field of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and business, and to enable the business sector to take an active role in preparing and inspiring the youth of Serbia to become contributing members of the society. Since 2005, JAS is operating as an independent non-government and non-profit organization, with 7 full time employees and 7 members of the Board of Directors.

JAS implements educational programs for elementary and high school students in the field of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness, verified by JA Worldwide and accredited by the Serbian Ministry of Education. The programs represent best practices in developing entrepreneurial skills and knowledge of the market economy and include activities like competitions, trade fairs and online contests. All programs are implemented through the educational system either as a part of the school curriculum or as an after-school activity.

Student Business Center

Student Business Center is a youth organization founded by the students of University of Donja Gorica. Conceptual creator was Veselin Vukotić, Ph.D., Academician, Rector of UDG. Its primary function is promoting entrepreneurial lifestyle within young generations. Also, another function of our organization is providing part-time jobs to help them with their tuition fees. Through years, SBC became organization recognized by projects which promote activities amongst young and have positive influence on generations to come.

We expand knowledge about entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking and lifestyle as an alternative to our current educational system which does not provide incentives for nurturing individuality and building up the character of young people. During the previous 10 years, Student Business Center successfully managed 63 projects, initiatives and activities for 4.139 young people from Montenegro, the Balkan region, Europe and the world. As a result, these activities created capable and skillful young people with sufficient knowledge, skills and experience for their studies, labor market and life in general.

JA Turkey – Genç Başarı Eğitim Vakfı 

Established in 1999, JA Turkey – Genç Başarı Eğitim Vakfı is a non-profit non-governmental organization. JA Turkey – Genç Başarı Eğitim Vakfı bridges the business world and education in order to enable young people to have an entrepreneurial mindset and to ensure their active participation in business life.

The foundation designs and implements education programs based on learning by doing for different age groups from primary education to the final year of university. Business World is included in the programs developed and implemented by the JA Turkey – Genç Başarı Eğitim Vakfı, shares its experiences and knowledge with students in line with structured studies and mentors students.

By participating in these educational and experience-oriented programs developed according to age groups, young people and children have the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and equipment for preparation for the business world at an early age.

Junior Achievement of Albania

Junior Achievement of Albania (JA Albania) is an Albanian NGO established in 2012, as an investment of the Albanian-American Development Foundation with the purpose to implement education programs of entrepreneurship education, finance literacy and work readiness of youth in Albanian education system.

Junior Achievement of Albania is member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship.

JAA educational programs are offered as elective courses to 11th and 12th graders in high schools and as a particular chapter in the Citizenship Education module to elementary and middle schools. JA in Albania is currently present in 177 high schools reaching out to a network of more than 11,180 students and 196 high school teachers and also in 1,404 elementary and middle schools, including 148,557 students and 7,704 teachers all over Albania.

Social Innovations Incubator – MUNJA

Social innovations incubator „MUNJA“ is one of the leading NGOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which works to improve the situation of young people and increase their active role in society and employability in the labor market. Munja was created in 2001 from the Joint Youth Program – Open Society Fund Bosnia and Herzegovina – Soros Foundation. Until the spring of 2016 it had the name of the Youth Information Agency (OIA).

Through our training programs we trained more than 100,000 young people from the entire country; We have organized more than 3,000 local and international events for young people; As leaders in youth info work, since 2003, we have published more than 40,000 useful information for young people with more than 5 million visits and since 2015 we established the largest info platform Hocu.ba with 100.000 followers. We (co)produced more than 10 different TV shows for young people to public broadcasters with over 400 episodes and with more than 8,000 appearances in over 120 domestic and foreign media; Through our policy work, we have participated in almost all relevant studies on the situation in BiH, and affected more than 100 institutional changes concerning youth. In our organization, more than 350 young people gained their first work experience, and more than 1,000 had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and the world; We have had cooperation and partnership with more than 250 high schools, universities, 500 organizations, over 400 institutions of all levels of government, the media, 50 international organizations and embassies and others.

Western Balkans Institute

WEBIN is a regional organization fostering a greater degree of cooperation in the region and in relation to sectoral policies of interest and European integration issues. WEBIN works in the field of social and economic policies focusing on education, employment, public health and social inclusion while promoting gender equality and good governance. WEBIN accomplishments contribute to strengthening of civil society and local economic development.

WEBIN activities are oriented toward: the citizens of the Western Balkans countries for the purposes of enhancing their education, awareness, and participation in decision-making processes; national, regional, and local authorities, and other institutions for providing professional support; EU institutions for consultation and information dissemination;

National Youth Council of Macedonia

The National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM) is a youth umbrella organization and a representative body for youth organizations in North Macedonia that currently unites 48 member organizations in order to promote and advocate for the rights of the youth. Within its membership, NYCM links together 18 youth organizations, 19 organizations for youth, 1 union, 7 youth wings of other organizations and 3 associate members. The membership of the NYCM is diverse, bringing together organizations working both on national and regional level, in rural and urban areas, student organizations, branches of international organizations and other types of organizations. NYCM is also a member of the largest association of youth organizations in Europe, the European Youth Forum.

The ongoing mission of NYCM is to represent the interests and needs of young people as a link to all relevant stakeholders, as well as to ensure the inclusion and active involvement of young people in the decision-making processes at all levels. NCYM accomplishes this through development of policies, expert opinions, and educational materials in the area of youth policy and all other areas related to and important for young people; organizing campaigns and raising public awareness activities; organizing professional meetings, counselling, seminars, and other forms of education in the areas of youth policy and other public policies; issuing publications and other educational materials on topics related to youth and other policies of importance for young people.

JA Europe