Premios Jóvenes Emprendedores Sociales - Universidad Europea

Premios Universidad Europea de Madrid - Jóvenes Emprendedores Sociales (Universidad Europea de Madrid Prize for Young Social Entrepreneurs) provides Spanish youth with a customized, culturally- relevant and Spanish language-focused YouthActionNet® experience. The fellowship centers around two intensive learning leadership development sessions, coupled with mentoring, networking with key Spanish youth development organizations and access to on-line university courses and resources. This personalized learning experience, together with a 3,000 Euro award to their projects and on-going mentoring support, will allow these impressive young leaders to deepen and expand their impact in local communities.     

Youth Spotlight
Ines Cuatrecasas, 28
Mille Collines
Ines is a co-founder of Mille Collines, a social business that designs, produces and distributes clothing and accessories made in Rwanda.  They aim to educate consumers about the true potential of African countries through a high quality product,  while contributing to economic development, and the building of local capacity.  Mille Collines currently employs 120 individuals, operates its own stores in Kigali and Nairobi, and also markets its goods through pop-up stores in Spain.

Launched in June 2008, Premios Universidad Europea de Madrid Jóvenes Emprendedores Sociales celebrates and supports young Spanish social entrepreneurs who have developed innovative solutions to community challenges in Spain. La Universidad Europea de Madrid, member of the Laureate International Universities Network, reaches more than 11,000 students each year through an academic model based on four fundamental pillars: an international presence, quality teaching, cutting edge course offerings and a globally-relevant education. The University's multi-disciplinary education is oriented towards preparing Spanish youth both personally and professionally. For more information, visit:

The Sylvan/Laureate Foundation is a founding sponsor of the European University of Madrid Prize for Young Social Entrepreneurs.

Global Contacts
Joel Adriance, Program Manager, YouthActionNet®

Local Contact

Chrisa Sampanes & Laura Gomez
Premios UEM Jóvenes Emprendedores Sociales
Universidad Europea de Madrid - Edificio C
C/. Tajo s/n
28670 Villaviciosa de Odón (Madrid)