Global Impact

Young Enterprise NI is part of JA Worldwide, one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success.

Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies.

With more than 100 member countries, the JA Worldwide network is powered by over 450,000 volunteers and mentors from all sectors of society, reaching more than 10 million young people around the world every year.

Read about the impact that JA programmes have around the world here


10 regions,1 goal. Boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems in regions for young entrepreneurs.

Project summary

iEER is an Interreg Europe funded flagship project bringing together 10 regions around Europe. Initiated by a group of regions awarded with the European Entrepreneurial Region label, iEER will define smart paths and solutions to boost regional entrepreneurship ecosystems supporting young entrepreneurs.

iEER works closely with the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commission DG Grow.

The third iEER learning camp took place in Northern Ireland and County Kerry in Ireland from 27 March 2017 to 31 March 2017. The week-long camp gathered fifty participants to the island to discuss the challenges, opportunities and support mechanisms for those building a business outside metropolitan areas. Check out the video from the learning camp here.

Project Partners:

Helsinki-Uusimaa                    Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council;  Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Kerry County                           Institute of Technology Tralee

Land Brandenburg                University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg

Marche Region                      Marche Regional Authority

Hatus de France                    North France Innovation Development

Northern Ireland                    Northern Ireland Local Government Association

Southern Denmark                Region of Southern Denmark

Valencia Region                    Regional Government of Valencia

Westpomeranian Region     Marshal Office of the Westpomeranian Office

West Region Romania          Regional Development Agency of the West Region Romania

iEER is about working together across borders and organisations to find the best solutions for regional entrepreneurial ecosystems.

For more information on the project visit