YES, the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs, is an independent organisation for the promotion of European entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial spirit in Europe and abroad.
Founded in 1988, and currently representing more than 50,000 members, YES is Europe’s largest and most dynamic young entrepreneurs’ association.
YES Members include the major national associations of young entrepreneurs from 15 of the EU 28 and candidate countries including Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
In addition, we welcome as YES Affiliated Members associations from neighboring countries such as Armenia and Georgia.
Since the 2015 YES Statute Revision, we accept up to 2 associations per country in an effort to favor increased impact and inclusiveness; since 2016 Sweden is the first country in YES for Europe history being represented by two associations: Foretagarna and Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden. In 2017 Germany has joined with two organizations as well: BVMW – Junger Mittelstand and JCI Germany.
As the most significant youth entrepreneurship organization in Europe, YES has the honour to represent the EU at international fora such as the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance as well as Allied for Startups.