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Ten years of fostering entrepreneurship in Luxembourg
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Ten years of fostering entrepreneurship in Luxembourg

09.07.2015 From our online archive
A not-for-profit dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship among young people in Luxembourg on Wednesday celebrated its 10th anniversary together with Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie.

(CS) A not-for-profit dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship among young people in Luxembourg on Wednesday celebrated its 10th anniversary together with Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie.

The Hereditary Grand Ducal couple has supported “Jonk Entrepreneuren” at a number of occasions since their wedding, when they hosted a special reception to meet the country's young people.

“Jonk Entrepreneuren” offers programmes for primary and secondary school students, as well as university students aimed at helping them develop ideas and foster a creative and innovative spirit, combined with the know-how on how to start a business.

CEO Stéphanie Damgé on Wednesday said that there was a lot of potential to be discovered among students in Luxembourg, with the programmes showing time and again how the youngsters flourish when given the opportunity to show their passion and enthusiasm.

Some 9,300 students last year alone joined “Jonk Entrepreneuren” for one of its many projects, receiving a boost of confidence, learning to recognise their talents and develop new skills.

With cake and a festive celebration at Neimënster to mark ten years since the organisation was founded, Damgé was already looking toward the future when she said that schools needed to be more involved in the process of preparing students for the realities of today's economy and labour market.

After all, young people are the future and they have much to contribute, according to Damgé.

Find out more about “Jonk Entrepreneuren” here.

Reporting by Laurence Bervard

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