JA Europe and NN Group have partnered since 2014 to empower young people to embrace social innovation and master their own economic future. What began as a partnership involving six countries, has since blossomed to generate impact in 12 countries. This year’s edition involved more than 10,000 students and more than 200 NN Group volunteers.
The 2019 Global Online Final Competition brought together the national winners of the participating countries. So-Bikers from Bulgaria, Mon(k)ey$ from the Czech Republic and MNEMON from Greece presented the most innovative ideas with strong societal impact and market potential. They won the 2019 Social Innovation Relay and were invited to attend the first ever global JA Alumni Conference. Together with more than 400 JA alumni from over 40 countries, they attended keynotes, workshops, panel discussions, start-up talks and networking sessions.