The concept of Junior Enterprise

A Junior Enterprise is a non-profit business structure developed and entirely managed by students (Junior Entrepreneurs). This concept is focused on three key dimensions: entrepreneurial, economic and educational.

Depending on their field of studies, the Junior Entrepreneurs offer different services to various firms and organizations from the public and private sector. They bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and the business world through professional project work and managing the Junior Enterprise as a small company.

A Junior Enterprise is an opportunity for students to develop a range of soft and hard skills. It offers a first concrete working experience.

As an organization, you benefit from reliable and high quality services at competitive prices. Currently, the belgian network is composed of 8 Junior Enterprises in 7 universities.



Belgian Network:



JADE Belgium

The first Belgian Junior Enterprise (the concept here), EAA Consult, currently Hec-Ulg Advisory, was created in 1991 in Liège. A couple of years later (1998), Junior entrepreneurs decided to get together within the Belgian Confederation of Junior Enterprises.

Some years ago, they moved from a confederated structure to a new one under the name of Fédération Belge des Junior Entreprises (FBJE).

In 2007, following the creation of the first Flemish Junior Enterprise (AFC) and after joining the JADE network, the FBJE decided to be renamed as JADE Belgium, also called Belgian federation of Junior Enterprises.


Our missions

The mission of the belgian federation of Junior Enterprises, JADE Belgium, is to sensibilize and promote the entrepreneurial spirit into the higher education (bachelor and master level) through the development of the Junior Enterprise concept.

To meet the needs and ambitions of Junior Enterprises, JADE Belgium is organized around three main goals:

  1. Form and support Junior Enterprises to ensure to their customers a high level of quality by an audit program and the organization of strategic and national meetings
  2. Promote and develop the concept of Junior Enterprise, Junior-entrepreneur profile and entrepreneurship in Belgium:
    • Integrate new structures: aspiring Junior Initiatives and Junior initiatives (the first step before becoming a Junior Enterprise)
    • Represent the Belgian Junior Enterprises internationally, by the politics & press and by the partners, companies and public organizations
  3. Organize and disseminate the knowledge sharing and feedback, particularly around national event

The mission of the belgian federation of Junior Enterprises, JADE Belgium, is to sensibilize and promote the entrepreneurial spirit into the higher education (bachelor and master level) through the development of the Junior Enterprise concept.

To meet the needs and ambitions of Junior Enterprises, JADE Belgium is organized around three main goals:

  1. Form and support Junior Enterprises to ensure to their customers a high level of quality by an audit program and the organization of strategic and national meetings
  2. Promote and develop the concept of Junior Enterprise, Junior-entrepreneur profile and entrepreneurship in Belgium:
    • Integrate new structures: aspiring Junior Initiatives and Junior initiatives (the first step before becoming a Junior Enterprise)
    • Represent the Belgian Junior Enterprises internationally, by the politics & press and by the partners, companies and public organizations
  3. Organize and disseminate the knowledge sharing and feedback, particularly around national event

National board 2016 - 2017

national board


JADE network

JADE Belgium is part of the European Confederation of Junior-Enterprises, JADE, founded in 1992.

The European network brings together more than 28 associations across 200 universities particularly through some international events such as biannual congresses (Spring Meeting and Summer Meeting) and global congresses every two years (Junior Enterprises World Conference).

The European network consists now of 14 members : JADE Belgium, UNIPartners (The Netherlands), BDSU (Germany), CNJE (France), JADE Italia, JADE Switzerland, JADE Austria, CEJE (Spain), WBC UK, JADE Portugal, JADE Romania, Next JE (Croatia), HandelsConsulting (Sweden) and JADE Poland.

Junior Enterprise worldwide

At a global level, we count still many Junior Enterprises and Confederations including Brazil (Brasil Junior),Tunisia (Junior Enterprises of Tunisia Rises) and Canada (Canadian Junior Consulting Confederation).