YES-European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs

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European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs is the main association of young entrepreneurs in Europe, representing around 40.000 young entrepreneurs under 40 years old. YES 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. YES mission is to connect young entrepreneurs in Europe, supporting them for better and easier access to capital and to markets. Moreover, YES is working for boosting entrepreneurial culture in Europe, improving entrepreneurial education and modernizing the legal framework for entrepreneurship.