9million schoolchildren and
students in France

A responsible enterprise

Entrepreneurial education
for French youth

BNP Paribas Cardif works with the non-profit Entreprendre Pour Apprendre France
(EPA) to promote economic and finance education for students, starting from middle
school.
After a successful two-year pilot programme, the insurer renewed its
partnership with the association, including practical workshops on insurance and
managing a business.

Twenty BNP Paribas Cardif staff took part in the initiative when it began in late 2011,
a number that rose to 40 in 2013. EPA is active in 18 regions in France, reaching
12,000 young people each year with courses on a variety of entrepreneurial subjects.
BNP Paribas Cardif has a long history of support for skills acquisition as part
of the company’s commitment to economic and social development.

Entrepreneurial
education for French youth

Laurence Pett, who is a commercial and training support manager for Banque Privée France at BNP Paribas Cardif, is passing on her know-how to secondary school students via the Entreprendre pour Apprendre organization in France, as part of the skills sponsorship program.

Entrepreneurial
education for French youth

Students at the Alfred de Vigny junior high school in Courbevoie go over the stages of their project to set up a mini-company.

Entrepreneurial
education for French youth

Laurence Pett offers them guidance in their work.

Entrepreneurial
education for French youth

They specifically have to look for information regarding the cost of manufacturing their item, a candle or garment folder.

Entrepreneurial
education for French youth

Entrepreneurial
education for French youth

Each group presents its mini-company project to the class.