YES! 2017 Teams and Schools


These are the teams of the YES! – Young Economic Summit 2017 from our regions “North” and “South-West”. They take responsibility for the global challenges of our time and create next-generation solutions for this year’s YES! topics. As next-generation ambassadors, they represent their generation, their schools and their solution proposals on the stage of the Young Economic Summit. The discuss their proposals at eye level with experts, researchers and deciders of today.


Get to know our YES! 2017 teams and follow them on the various social networks. Besides the minds behind the solutions proposals, you have to chance to discover more about the topics that move our next generation.


We are proud of our teams and support them in every way possible. Together with our project partners, we stand beside them in their quest for innovative solutions proposals.

YES! 2017 Finale
(c) Timo Wilke
YES! Young Economic Summit Qualifications Thomas Rittelmann
(c) Thomas Rittelmann
YES! Linie 3

Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium Dillingen


The YES! – Young Economic Summit is a joint project of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the Joachim Herz Stiftung under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries.


The ZBW is the world’s largest information centre for economic literature and ideally positioned to teach students information literacy.


The Joachim Herz Stiftung is a non-profit foundation that is economically independent, and politically neutral, and has years of experience in the design and implementation of youth events, especially regarding economic education.

Logo Joachim Herz Stiftung

Academic Partners

The YES! is supported by the academic partners of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) in Kiel, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg and of course the researchers, mentors and employees of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

Logo Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) Kiel
Logo Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheim
Logo GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies Hamburg

Patronage of the YES!

The YES! – Young Economic Summit stands under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Partners, Supporters and Friends

We thank our Supporters and Friends. They believe in the next generation and the mission of the YES!

Stiftung Wirtschaft Verstehen


Laura Bickel
Project Manager
t: +49 (0) 431 8814 359

Portrait Kai Meinke

Kai Meinke
Project Manager
t: +49 (0) 431 8814 643

Pictures (from top to bottom): (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium Ulm, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule Neumünster, (c) YES! Team Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide, (c) Anne-Frank-Schule Bargteheide, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) BBS Wirtschaft I Ludwigshafen, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Paul-Weber-Schule BBZ Homburg, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Friedrich-List-Schule Mannheim, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Stuttgart, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Gymnasium am Steinwald Neunkirchen, (c) YES! Team Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Hamburg, (c) Heinrich-Heine-Gymnasium Hamburg, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Helene-Lange-Gymnasium Rendsburg, (C) YES! Team Hohe Landesschule Hanau, (c) Hohe Landesschule Hanau, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Max-Planck-Schule Kiel, (c) YES! Team der Oberschule zum Dom Lübeck, (c) Oberschule zum Dom Lübeck, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (C) RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Richard-Hallmann-Schule Trappenkamp, (c) ZBW / Kai Meinke, (c) Werner-Heisenberg-Gymnasium Weinheim, (c) ZBW, (c) Joachim Herz Stiftung, (c) Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) GmbH, (c) Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel (IfW), (c) GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, (c) Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, (c) RBZ Wirtschaft . Kiel, (c) Stiftung Wirtschaft Verstehen, (c) Bürger schaffen Wissen / Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH