It was quite exciting for us to come to Berlin for the first ever YES! regional final in our new region. Hosted by the Leibniz Association, we welcomed six teams to present their solutions for topics that researchers from DIW Berlin and ESMT had provided for us.
Unser erstes Regionalfinale 2018 und die Teams der Region Nord haben die Latte sehr hoch gehängt. Neun ganz unterschiedliche Lösungsansätze, die Lust auf das machen, was uns in den kommenden Wochen in den anderen Regionen erwarten wird.
The experience at the kick-off meeting at the RWI has made us even more determined to find a way to reduce meat consumption. We all have our own personal reasons for participating in the project but there is also a collective motivation that drives all of us: our culture of meat consumption needs to change and quickly.
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".
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.