The YES! – Young Economic Summit is the largest German school competition on economic and social challenges for teams of the grades 10 to 12.
Students, in close cooperation with researchers of renowned economic research institutions, develop their own solutions for regional and global challenges in the economy, society, politics and environment.
They present their ideas at regional conferences and discuss them with experts from the fields of business, politics, academics and international institutions.
The best solutions of each region – selected only by the participating students – compete at the national final in September to become the winning solution of the YES! – Young Economic Summit.
West, June 20
The winning teams of the region West:
BBS Burgdorf Team 1
Let’s help to learn farming with the app „Plaastimu“
1Feedback – Let’s make the internet a fair place for trading
Yes, we care! Bring young and old together for a generation-appropriate care system and get your bounty!
South-West, June 15
The winning teams of the region South-West:
Fritz-Erler-Schule Team 2 Pforzheim
High Five – A Functional Network for Equal Opportunities
Citizen’s Assistant – Improve Efficiency in Public Administration
Saarpfalz Gymnasium Team 1 Homburg
M.I.T. – A Certificate for Digital Skills
East, June 12, 2018
The winning teams of the region East:
Involving Citizens in Research: Improving Science and Society
Berlin International School Team II
VIRGO – A Digital Platform to Link the Informal Economy to the Digital System
RSMS – A better Indicator for Economic Forecasting
North, June 7
The winning teams of the region North:
Alexander-von-Humboldt Schule Neumünster
Booklet for children – Save the world with Ruby and his friends
Carl-Maria-von-Weber Gymnasium Eutin
The nation-wide SHIELD seal for schools active in first-aid training
A compulsory EU-Label for all products containing microplastic
YES! Facts and Figures
- 7 partner institutions in 4 regions
- More than 120 researchers have taken part in the YES!
- 65 different challenges were introduced by the researchers
- Over 100 teachers and more than 1000 students worked on YES! solutions
- More than 100 international experts from politics, business, and civil society joint the discussions with the teams
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