Gen-e 2023


Virtual Expo

Meet the participating teams and their innovations at our virtual expo.

Virtual Job Fair

We connect recruiters from well-known companies with motivated candidates in our virtual job fair.

European Competitions

Discover Europe's best student entrepreneurs from upper secondary and university levels.


Meet the generation of entrepreneurs, our partners and our alumni.

About Gen-E

Gen-E is a celebration of entrepreneurship and the achievements of European students, where thousands of young entrepreneurs, 15 years old onwards, will showcase their cutting–edge business ideas and will be competing for the titles of best Company and best Start-Up of the year.

Throughout the 2022-23 school year, JA students across Europe will engage in online Gen-E activities, build their Virtual Expo stands and apply for prestigious Awards.

This year, JA Türkiye is hosting Gen-E 2023 European Entrepreneurship Event in İstanbul Türkiye between 11-14 July, 2023.

The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP)

The Entrepreneurial Skills Pass (ESP) is an international certification of skills and experiences for businesses eager to hire students with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Initiated with the support of the European Commission by JA Europe, the ESP is now a global initiative endorsed by the Organization of the American States and selected by the World Economic Forum as one of 16 Education 4.0 Lighthouses—examples of public-private collaborations that are reimagining the childhood learning experience and can serve as inspiration for educators, parents, policymakers, and employers

ESP includes a full-year in-school JA Experience, a self-assessment of entrepreneurial competences, an examination of business, economic and financial knowledge and the possibility to access further opportunities offered by small and large businesses, top higher institutions and international organizations across Europe. ESP is a certification that students can add to their CV and use to pursue further education, to enter the world of work or to start their own business. For schools and teachers, the ESP is a full package to support entrepreneurial learning outcomes and to provide students with the skills and competencies employers are looking for.

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