On Wednesday the 21. February 2018, the YES-Team of the 12 graders were on their way tot he train station to Hamburg. After a short stay, we were nicely welcomed at 1pm in the lobby oft he GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies. Kai Meinke and Dr Sebastian Renner started the Kick-Off event by presenting themselves and their team.
How exciting! After some weeks of preparation our adventure with YES! finally started. On 16 March 2018, we took the train from Pforzheim to Mannheim to attend our kick-off meeting at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW).Thanks to our supportive school administration we were exempt from school that day. This was great of course! On the train we took the opportunity to exchange our thoughts about our topic "How to Combat Child Poverty- and How can Children and Adolescents be Best Supported".
Counting waste, identifying stars or evaluating air quality - Citizen Science could contribute to solving major societal problems but faces deficits, too.
We are the group from Heikendorf taking part in “Young Economic Summit” to develop our future because the future is our responsibility and we want to create it actively. YES is our chance to give our often overheard voices depth and the needed volume.
„Mit Hartz IV hat jeder das, was er zum Leben braucht.“ When we first heard about this statement by Jens Spahn, a German parliament member and Minister for health, we were not amused, because it seems to be many people’s opinion on poverty. At the same time, it motivated us, even more, to take part in YES and find ways to really give everybody what is necessary to live a human-worth life.
Wednesday, 05:45 am, railway station Burgdorf. We waited for our bus to our Kick-Off Meeting in Essen. It was late. Nobody knew exactly, how long we have to wait for. Nevertheless, we were all motivated. We were happy about our opportunity.
The Young Economic Summit is not only a big challenge for all of us, but it also offers an insight into scientific work as well as real present and future economic problems. We look forward to these challenges and the opportunity to develop solutions for a wide variety of problems.
Environmentally-friendly nutrition- changing food production and consumption – Anne-Frank-Schule BargteheideYES! Team2018-04-19T10:51:17+02:00
In Schleswig-Holstein, we are strongly influenced by the sea. The oceans have many problems, which we humans cause. To change this and help the sea we want to find an efficient solution.