YES! Teams 2018

Gesamtschule Waldbröl (2018)

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New Ways for a Future-proof and Generation-appropriate Care (2018)

In the recent past, life expectancy has expanded significantly while at the same time the birth rates in Europe remained on a low level. As a result, the European population has grown older. That leads to a fundamental challenge for our societies: How can we cover the need of more longtime care for older adults, in particular when they spent their final years in a severe health condition? How can we match this high demand for longtime care in Europe and what costs are related to this issue? We have to find new solutions and ways to create a sustainable and fair care system for all generations.

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The Team

Hello everyone!

After the introduction of our teachers Ms Kaiser and Mr Tappert about the YES! competition we were really excited and motivated to be a part of it. We want to

use the chance to be heard and speak up for our ideas and notions. So here is a short introduction to our team!

We are ten students, between 17 and 18 years old and are in grades 11 and 12 of the Gesamtschule Waldbröl. The different ethical and personal backgrounds of

our team members make the working processes more interesting and it helps to get the best solutions possible. We complete each other with our different talents, interests and experiences. This is also an attribute of our school. Students from all over the world – no matter what kind of social status, strengths or weaknesses they portray – are able to learn together and, most importantly – learn from each other. This diversity makes our team special.

For example Daniel, Andreina and Diana are our English professionals. If there are any difficulties in translating or understanding something, we can ask them.

In addition to that Lukas is our calculator. He was blessed with the mathematical brain and is able to prove whether our idea has a logical structure or not.

The creative head of our team is Antonia who masters designs and aesthetical purposes.

The organisation queen is Lea who brings all ideas and solutions together.

Jacky loves new challenges and helps wherever help is needed.

Tom has a taste for topics regarding economy and technology.

For questions in social sciences, we’ve got Samuel. He is very dedicated and knows a lot.

Last but not least, Philip is the one who makes sure that we involve every perspective there is since he includes a lot of thorough thinking in his decisions. But what we all have in common is the striving for improvement and our interests in social and political activities. That’s why indeed, we care

Ageing is the only thing we cannot change. But we can change the conditions how we treat the older generation which is growing thanks to demographic changes

and medical developments. We care about…

…our future

…the older generation

… the care conditions


Yes, we care about a future-proof and generation-appropriate care system.

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