YES – the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, founded in 1988, is an independent organisation of young entrepreneurs for the promotion of European entrepreneurship and of entrepreneurial spirit in Europe and outside.
Our mission is to:
1) Engage governments and EU policy makers to get them to understand and embrace the value of entrepreneurship
2) Ensure that the educational system promotes, encourages and supports entrepreneurship at all levels, as appropriate;
3) Increase the cultural acceptance and understanding of the importance and value of entrepreneurship;
4) Create a pan-European network that connects young entrepreneurs in a dynamic and relevant manner, stimulate exchanges and network activity them, and foster cooperation and sharing of best practices among national entrepreneurial associations
YES members include the major national associations of young entrepreneurs from the vast majority of the EU Member States as well as from other European countries such as Turkey, Serbia, Albania, Armenia, Montenegro and Kazakhstan. YES, as the most significant youth entrepreneurship organization in Europe, has the honor to represent the EU to international organizations like the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance.