Junior Achievement Latvia is proud to be your host for the JA Europe Enterprise Challenge 2018.
JA Latvia is convinced that the promotion of entrepreneurship not only ensures the development of business environment in Europe, but overall prosperity as well. The competition is a great opportunity for young people to establish new contacts and build future partnerships.
We are pleased to host the most enterprising and most capable young Europeans in The JA Europe Enterprise Challenge 2018!
See you soon in Riga, Latvia.
CEO, Junior Achievement Latvia
The official language of the Challenge is English. The number of participating teams is limited to one per country. The competing companies should consist of a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 Members.
Each participant (achiever/adult) will receive a welcome pack which will contain the complete information about the challenge.
View full details here.
All participants will be accommodated at the Bellevue Park Hotel Riga that is located within walking distance from Riga’s Old Town.
Students will be placed in double or triple rooms (same gender), adults in single rooms. The host country decides on the rooming list. We try to place students from the same country together in one room as far as possible, but this is subject to the number of students per country.
Any additional costs like phone calls, private drinks etc. will be at your own charge.
Rooms have been booked for 2 nights: from (Mon) 25th June to (Wed) 27th June. In case you plan to arrive earlier, please contact the hosting country directly.
We advise you, as far as possible, to arrive in Riga on Monday, 25th June 2018.
Addresses and websites
Check-in and checkout times
The check-in and checkout time at the hotel is at 12.00.
To the hotel
Riga airport is located around 20 minutes from Riga city center, where the event takes place. There is a public bus available from the airport to the city center.
We will have an information desk at the airport with JA staff members waiting for you. JA Latvia volunteers will help with getting to the hotel.
If you don’t want to use the public transport, you can take a taxi from the airport. We suggest using the Taxify app for this - it will take around 20 minutes (depending on the traffic) and cost 8 EUR to get to the hotel.
If you wish to explore Riga on your own, there is a very good public transport network with trams, buses and trolleys. To use this, you have to use a public transport ticket that is available to buy at any kiosk. It will work everywhere in Riga.
The whole event will be held by the center of Riga. Opening ceremony, business presentations, lunches will take place at the Bellevue Park Hotel which is also the accommodation place for the event participants. Trade fair will be at a shopping center in Riga Old Town which is the center of the city. The awards dinner will be at the Railway Museum which is a short distance from the hotel where everyone will be staying.
All meals from the lunch on Monday to the breakfast on Wednesday will be included in the package. The costs of any incidental expenses (e.g. additional drinks etc.) are the responsibility of the participants and must be paid by said participant.
Alcohol and drugs policy
Alcohol is permitted but abuse of alcohol won’t be tolerated inside the event. Using drugs is absolutely forbidden! In case of an offensive behavior, JA Latvia and JA Europe reserve the right to send the participant back home at his or her own expense.
Euro is the official currency in Latvia. Credit cards are accepted in almost every shop, restaurant and hotel.
Each participant should be insured by his/her JA organization (travel & medical insurance). If you bring valuable equipment (laptop, tablet, IPad etc.), be aware that you will be entirely responsible for its safety. These items are not covered by the insurance provided by JA.
Registration deadlines & fee structure
View full details here.
View full details here.
The exhibition is not a formal part of the competition. However, it is an opportunity for the main jury to interact informally with the companies, asking questions about their project. It is also the only opportunity for the signature juries to have a dialogue with the teams, whose performance will be taken into consideration in the final evaluation.
At the exhibition area, we can already confirm that the teams will be provided with:
- Digital screen within the desk
- Electricity & WiFi
Since we offer companies a chance to have their own logo on the front panel of the stand, we would like to kindly ask you to fill out a form with your details - form is available here.
Table - the size will be 0,86m (height) x 0,59m x 1,1 m. See the picture below
We will provide each team a 55” digital screen for the trade fair. You can connect your computer to the screen via HDMI (preferred) or VGA. Each team is responsible for their own adapters and extension cables.
In addition to this, teams may bring their own roll-up or display board if desired, but it’s not necessary.
Each team is responsible for their own adapters, extension cables etc. There won’t be any chairs.
As part of setting up the stands, the teams are only permitted to use materials that can be placed on the desk, not around it or stuck on it (EXCEPTION: standing roll-up, that the team can put next to the desk).