YES – European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs was launched in 1988 by seven national groups of young entrepreneurs in order to face the challenges resulting from the ratification of the Single European Act in July 1987. Young entrepreneurs from Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan and Portugal met in Capri (I) during the National Convention of Confindustria Giovani Imprenditori to sign the “International Young Entrepreneurs Charter”, the so-called “Capri Charter” which established the fundamental principles for the future cooperation.

Since then YES has continuosly pursued cooperation and growth within Europe and abroad.

The following is a timeline focusing on most recent developments:

201603 - Timeline