Press Releases

  • Young Europeans Pitch Solution to Brussels' Traffic Challenges

    15 May 2019

    21 students from Belgium, Italy, The Netherlands and Romania came to Brussels to pitch their ideas to an international jury on how to upgrade and modernize the Brussels inner-city transport network in a cost-effective way, while reducing environmental impacts.

  • SCI-TECH Challenge - Young Europeans make the supply chains more sustainable

    17 May 2018

    • The 9th European final of the Sci-Tech Challenge, organised by JA Europe and ExxonMobil, took place on 17 May 2018 in Brussels. This year’s theme was logistics, more specifically building a European supply chain taking into account the environmental impact.
    • Among the five teams (international teams from Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania), the winning team was identified during an award ceremony held at the Solvay Library in Brussels.
    • The team developed a highly-innovative approach to transportation networks for supplying food, clothing and furniture by using renewable energy such as hybrid trains and trucks using biofuels; solar panel and wind turbines.

  • Improving students’ STEM skills to boost innovation in Europe

    10 May 2017

    The 8th European final of the Sci-Tech Challenge, organised by JA Europe and ExxonMobil, took place on 10 May 2017 in Brussels. This year’s theme was low emissions mobility.

  • Student competition seeks to solve Brussels’ traffic congestion problem

    15 March 2016

    Students from 10 Eurasian countries (Belgium, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia and the UK) participated in the online competition jointly organised by JA Europe and ExxonMobil.

  • European youth use STEM knowledge to solve real-world issues

    24 April 2015

    Encouraging European youth to consider careers in STEM is essential to ensuring a skilled workforce, ready to fill the high-tech jobs required to solve the energy challenges of the future. To foster this growth, Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe and ExxonMobil have been working together to inspire young people to pursue STEM-related studies and careers through the Sci-Tech Challenge initiative.

  • European Teenagers Unite to Solve an Engineering Challenge

    03 April 2014

    Super8, a team of four students drawn from France, Italy, Norway and Poland are the winners of this year’s European Sci-Tech Challenge final, an initiative developed by Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise Europe in partnership with ExxonMobil in which teenage students from nine different countries work together in multi-country teams to solve a tricky engineering problem.

  • JA-YE Europe Launch Project with ExxonMobil to Support Skills Development in the Field of Maths-Science-Technology

    15 April 2010

    Brussels, Belgium 15 April 2010: Junior Achievement-Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe today announced the start of a three-year ‘Sci-Tech Challenge’ initiative supported by a €500,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The programme aims to motivate students aged 15 -18 to consider math, science and technology oriented careers, raise their awareness of the importance of math, science and technology skills and how they can be applied in enterprising ways to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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