Social mobility is the movement of families and/ or individuals between different socio-economic strata.
The project group of the RBZ Wirtschaft Kiel wants to specifically support children and parents from socially disadvantaged families. Family Centers shall be a common contact point and combine the functions of social welfare offices, employment agencies, childcare, and (vocational) job training.
RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel
Regionales Berufsbildungszentrum Wirtschaft der Landeshauptstadt Kiel
Plastic is mostly used in a linear and not in a circular manner, i.e. plastic is rarely recycled. To reduce plastic waste, the project group of Gymnasium Wellingdorf proposes a deposit system for plastic bags.
Schönberger Straße 67
The idea of the project group of the Humboldt-Schule Kiel revolutionizes the way of dealing with smart phones. As a rule, smart phones are frequently replaced rather than repaired. A licensed service provider ensures repairing and updating of the smart phone, so that a value recovering event takes place and the value-decreasing event is stopped. Thereby electronic waste can be significantly reduced.
Knooper Weg 63
The project group of Max-Planck-Schule Kiel argues that a limitation of public debts ensures prosperity and stability in the long run. They call for clear rules on the reduction of GDP-to-debt-ratio, but at the same time allow for large scale investments if they are legitimized by a referendum. This referendum automatically results in tax increases.
In the opinion of the project group of the Helene-Lange-Gymnasium Rendsburg, Quantitative Easing alone is not a solution for the fiscal challenges lying ahead. They call for long-term alternatives to Quantitative Easing, since deficit spending just passes on the problem to future generations.
The project group of the Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf sees a city’s infrastructure as pivotal aspect of urban development. They therefore developed a broad concept to optimize public transportation. The central point is an innovative incentive scheme for bus tickets.
Gymnasium des Kreises Plön
Urbanisation leads to diverse challenges such as increasing traffic congestion, dealing with waste disposal or housing shortage. The project group of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule Neumünster tackles these and other challenges through a “smart house”.
Roschdohler Weg 11
The expansion of food production to meet the growing demand for food is central to the solution of the project group of the Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide. They propose two different cultivation methods in order to secure food and increase food production in a sustainable manner.
Gemeinschaftsschule mit gymnasialer Oberstufe der Stadt Bargteheide
A major problem with the refugee crisis is the provision of information.
The project group of the Gymnasium Altenholz wants to provide one place to go to get all the information necessary, both for refugees and host countries. Their website Portal Europe will summarize all information available and thereby help to reduce asymmetric information between those two groups.
Danziger Straße 18a
Facebook Projektseite: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Economic-Summit-Gymnasium-Altenholz/1605106826394027
According to the project group of Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp, a variety of measures is needed to give a conclusive answer to irregular immigration. They propose a package of measures with the following cornerstones: an EU asylum visa, which can be applied for already outside of the EU, a quota to distribute refugees in a standradized way, and the integration of refugees through sports and assistance in the host yountry. The measures are being coordinated via a website.
Gemeinschaftsschule mit gymnasialer Oberstufe
Gablonzer Str. 42
The project group of Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium Preetz concludes that not all (external) costs of producing coal energy, like environemental damage, are internalized and not accounted for in the market price. To change this, they developed the SAFE-calculation and demand a fair price for coal energy.
The project group of the Hebbelschule Kiel concludes that less inequality in society leads to more growth. Furthermore, education is the driving force to enhance human capital in society, which in turn is a driving factor for more equality. To accumulate more human capital, they want to a boost the potential of youth, for example by promoting the European Youth Games.
Hebbelschule Kiel – Europaschule Gymnasium
The project groups of Helene-Lange-Gymnasium and Gymnasium Kaiser-Friedrich-Ufer Hamburg offer a solution to the challenge od increasing urbanization. With their solution, they connect the governemnt, the economy and the citizens of a city with the aid of new media and creat a “smart city”.
Helene Lange Gymnasium Hamburg
Further information about the topics of the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2015 can be found on the website of the Global Economic Symposium (GES): http://www.global-economic-symposium.org