Mrs. Alicia Rodrigo
Príncipe de Vergara, 74, 2º
Tel. 91 435 09 05
Fax 91 575 45 64
Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs CEAJE is the major association of young entrepreneurs throughout Spain, representing 18.500 members under the age of 41 and aiming to support and improve the economic and social performance of young entrepreneurship in Spain.
CEAJE stimulates entrepreneurial and network activities between youth, encourages cooperation and sharing best practices among their 55 local associations spread all over Spain. As such, CEAJE has supported the establishment of the Young Entrepreneurs Foundation, whose aim is to encourage and help young entrepreneurs to strengthen their mission, vision and principles, as well as their entrepreneurial attitude, creative and competitive skills by means of education, innovation, networking and promotion of human and technological relations.
In addition, CEAJE is part of the Latin American Young Entrepreneurs Association (FIJE), comprising 40.000 Latin American members. It is also member of YES FOR EUROPE since 2000, which is the most representative young entrepreneurs association in Europe.
Among our activities:
- Representing the interests, opinions and challenges of our members to Spanish organizations and authorities
- Informing our members about news and developments in European and Spanish politics and legislation
- Carrying out concrete actions in order to support the setting up and development of new businesses
- Promoting European, national and international initiatives relating to the specific interests of our members, particularly in the fields of entrepreneurship
- Creation and training of young enterprises
- Leading and co-ordinating transnational projects in favor of young entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized enterprises.
We maintain an on-going dialogue with National authorities, organizations and initiatives such as Spanish Government, business associations, regional and local youth institutions, chambers of commerce and industry, etc.
CEAJE has its own International Department focused on channelling international initiatives, acting as a bridge linking young entrepreneurs and European programmes and providing networking opportunities to its members. CEAJE has participated in the following international programmes: Youth programme, International trade missions, Yes – Young Economy Start-up, Socrates / Grundtvig 2, Asia Invest, Eco Innovation, Leonardo da Vinci, Erasmus for young entrepreneurs.
CEAJE has several Business Incubator Centers in different regions in Spain. Those Business Centers serves a mission to accelerate the successful development of businesses from start-up, through the growth stages and on. By means of this program, the Incubator Centers offer business owners, or those who are considering starting a small business, free individual consultations, sources of needed working capital and even office space.
The project manager Virginia Bombalier has experience in the management of international events, consisting of seminars, workshops, face-to-face match-making meetings between Spanish SMEs from different sectors and international consultants and organization. She leads the networking and valorization work package and transfers the Soufflearning concept to interested trainers and partners institutions.
The project technician Alicia Rodrigo is responsible of the international department, coordinating different projects and takes responsibility for organizing the Soufflearning introduction workshop in Madrid, selecting local SMEs as participants for the project, coordinating the local training schedule and supporting implementation of the trainings in SMEs.
More details on the CEAJE’s projects are given on www.ceaje.es and by our newsletter and social media.