Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg ASBL (JEL)
The Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg non-profit organisation (JEL) was established as part of the “National plan for innovation and full employment”, that falls within the Lisbon strategy. The organisation, which brings together representatives from the education sector and representatives from the business world, was set up (in 2005) to inject and perpetuate “entrepreneurial spirit” into education in Luxembourg. The Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg charity has two main objectives:
- to explain to and teach young people throughout their education that self-employment is a valid alternative to a traditional salary employment
- to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs, innovate, create and take initiatives.
“To inspire and prepare young people to innovate, create, take the initiative and be responsible”
JEL is also a member of international organisation EUROPEN-PEN International, which administrates the practice enterprises network. It supports a worldwide network of over 7,500 Practice Enterprises in schools, universities and other establishments globally, including Adem, across more than 40 countries with the aim of developing employability.