Finale 2022

Die Teams des YES! Finales 2022

Die Teams des YES! Finales 2022. Foto: YES! – Young Economic Summit

For the first time after two digital years, roughly 130 students from three countries came together in Hamburg to present and discuss their ideas on current issues – that was an opportunity we have all been longing for.

The YES! 2022 Final took place from 19-21 September. After 18 rounds of presentations, discussions with experts and among the students, all teams voted and selected their winners on Wednesday afternoon.

Picture this: A group of about ten teenagers are standing together. All with backpacks and suitcases at their feet, jackets already put on. A few boys from the UK are putting their school-uniform ties and jackets on the German students. They are laughing and posing for pictures together. Two teachers are watching the scene from a few metres to the side: „They just don’t want to leave.“

These were just some of the new friendships formed over a three-day event. Most of their conversations started because of the topics the school teams had been working on for the last few months. Every team presented research, ideas and solutions that kicked off intense discussions. After fifteen minutes with our invited experts, all students in the auditorium posed their questions for the next ten minutes. However, these time slots never seemed to be enough. The discussions continued during every break and bit of free time when the teams sought each other out.

Moderatoren David Patrician (left) und Alexander Müschen (right)

The scene had looked slightly different on Monday morning. 130 students and their teachers arrived at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. They had travelled from all over Germany, from the UK and US. There was a mix of tension and excitement in the air as everyone settled in. Our two hosts, Alexander Müschen and David Patrician, quickly made the auditorium feel like home. They managed to make even the slightly jet-lagged participants in the room feeling energised and ready.

First came a short round of interviews with representatives of the co-organisers of the YES!. Dr. Nina Lemmens, member of the executive board of the Joachim Herz Foundation and Prof. Dr. Marianne Saam, Head of Knowledge Transfer Economics at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. They congratulated the finalists and posed two challenges:

Dr. Lemmens gave insight into the foundation’s key motivation for supporting the YES!: Furthering economic education. She hopes that the insights the teams had gained into science and research would further their curiosity, appetite for education and enable them to fulfil their dreams. Her challenge: “Use what you have learned and keep it going by exploring science-based occupations or starting your own companies.”

Prof. Dr. Saam emphasised the students’ unique perspective due to the fact that they weren’t yet confined to the bureaucratic challenges of work-life. It is her hope that through the YES! the machine room of research was opened up for the teams. She encouraged the young people to pursue economic and social sciences and challenged especially the girls in the room: “I hope to see one or more of you a professor of economics one day!”

Dr. Nina Lemmens (left) und Prof. Dr. Marianne Saam (right)

Afterwards, the challenges became much more immediate: Our 18 presentations began. You could tell that these young people had come prepared. They were now experts on the topics they had been researching for the past months. No matter how nervous, they held assured, impassioned and inspiring talks. They confidently discussed their proposed solutions’ potential and shortcomings with decision-makers, experts, and the other students. You can read about all the finalist topics here.

Dr. Stefan Profit

On Tuesday, the teams received a boost of motivation from Dr. Stefan Profit. He is the Deputy Director-General of the Economic Policy Department within the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, under whose patronage the YES! stands: “The Ministry has supported YES! for years, and it’s one of the best investments we’ve made. You, students, have been digging into topics with your researchers and teachers. This experience and collaboration will be worth more than you may think. My thanks go to you students at the heart of the YES! and to your teachers, the researchers and organisers.”

The collaboration among school teams and their supporting researchers was evident during the whole event. The teams gave shout-outs to their mentors and enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of them in person and even explore Hamburg together in the evenings. One such occasion was a boat tour through the port of Hamburg. The salty breeze was a great refreshment after the intense hours spent listening, discussing, presenting and making new friends.

Alas, every great thing must come to an end: After 18 one-minute pitches to remind everybody of all the presentations, the students voted. They applied the criteria that had shaped their own YES! projects: The clear identifications of a problem, the scientific approach to a solution and the innovation, feasibility and effect of said solution.

While the students’ votes were counted, our scientific jury rewarded the Best Scientific Analysis Award. This award is given to the team standing out because of the quality of their scientific research and an evidence-backed solution. This year’s recipient of the award is the St. Raphael Gymnasium from Heidelberg with their idea “Bring the public back into public procurement!”

Team from St. Raphael Gymnasium Heidelberg

Among our five international teams, the students voted for the initiative “Migration Education for the Misinformed Nation” from Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Form. This international collaboration within our YES! BRIDGE project was made possible with help from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science and the Royal Economic Society of the UK.

Team from Sheffield Girls‘ Sixth Form

Sam McLoughlin in conversation with students

Sam McLoughlin, campaign manager for Discover Economics within the Royal Economic Society joined us in Hamburg and called the YES! a “truly life-changing experience for all involved”. He went on: “It was so inspiring to see young people from a variety of backgrounds come together to tackle the real economic problems in today’s society. Not only does this give young people an opportunity to voice their opinions and share unique solutions, but it provides a platform for them all to have exciting futures. It was a pleasure to coordinate the UK activity on behalf of Discover Economics – The Royal Economic Society and to work with the great YES! Team.”

Jochen Bast passing the microphone to a student

“Spending three days together at the YES! Final transformed a group of 18 different school teams from Germany, the UK and the USA into one large group of students who treated each other with great respect for their work,” added Jochen Bast, project manager at the YES! team and co-coordinator of the YES! Bridge project. “And yet, they all learned how different problems and solutions can look in various countries. One question kept popping up: “How can your solution work in my country?” That’s how inspiration works!“

Third place among the German teams went to the Gymnasium Buckhorn Hamburg with their idea UseH2 for more sustainable air travel.

Team from Gymnasium Buckhorn Hamburg

In second place: GreenChoice – a proposal for lowering the CO2 footprint of meals in canteens by the Gymnasium der Schulstiftung Seligenthal.

Team from Gymnasium der Schulstiftung Seligenthal Landshut

The first place of the YES! 2022 was awarded to the Gymnasium Martineum Halberstadt and their idea: INSIGHT – Transparency. Privacy. Insight. Developed as an answer to the topic “If it costs nothing, you are the product – how does that change us and how can we change that?” which was posed by Maximilian Müller from the ESMT Berlin.

Team from Gymnasium Martineum Halberstadt

Of course, in the end, there were excited and overwhelmed winners and a few tears of joy as well as a few teas of disappointment, which only spoke to the great dedication the young people had approached this competition with.

After drying all kinds of tears, everyone came together for a final reception and celebrated what they all had achieved. The goodbyes lasted for a long time, as students, teachers, researchers and experts had all had intense and unique conversations and experiences that nobody really wanted to let go of.

As the YES!-Team behind this event, we were simply delighted with the knowledge, passion, dedication and fun that all participants brought to the YES! 2022. We look forward to celebrating the winning teams once more at our awards ceremony in Berlin this December.

Until then we will keep rolling up our sleeves and prepare everything for the YES! 2023. If you or someone you know could be interested, please visit our page for more information and the chance to apply to next year’s YES!

Your YES! team

Jochen Bast, Stefanie Krambeck, Andrea Schmidt, Bente Rathjen and Svea Kreutz from the YES!-Team (left to right)

Finale 2022

The following teams have qualified for the final.

In alphabetical order:

Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Solution: OLD AIDS YOUNG – childcare for off-peak hours

Topic: Raising children and working at the same time? How the reconciliation of family and work can succeed through family policy projects.
by Prof. Dr. Robert Fenge, Ekaterina Gavrilova, Felix Kunert (Universität Rostock)

Armstrong High School Plymouth, USA

Solution: LEAP

Topic: How can we set Taxes, instead of Lockdowns, in order to Reduce Deaths during Pandemics?
by Arijit Ghosh (RWI)

Aylesbury Grammar School, UK

Solution: Supermarket Excursion Tax (SET)

Topic: How can we set Taxes, instead of Lockdowns, in order to Reduce Deaths during Pandemics?
by Arijit Ghosh (RWI)

Carl-Friedrich-Gauß Gymnasium Gelsenkirchen

Solution: Sag YES! zu Diversity

Topic: Diversity: How can schools strengthen social cohesion?
by Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg (ECONtribute)

Evangelisches Heidehof-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Solution: Ecostainable

Topic: Myopic management: Why is corporate management obsessed with quarterly earnings and what should be done about it?
by Prof. Dr. Simone Wies (SAFE)

Goethe Gymnasium Berlin Wilmersdorf

Solution: CmC – Communication meets Culture – „Communication is key for diversity“

Topic: Multicultural community – How can intercultural communication be promoted in school?
by Rebecca Wetter (WZB)

Gymnasium Buckhorn Hamburg

Solution: UseH2

Topic: The future of aviation – Sustainable flight with hydrogen?
by Dr. Steven Gronau, Manuel Ehmann (Leibniz Universität Hannover; IUW)

Gymnasium Hochrad Hamburg

Solution: ClearScent – putting scent in motion

Topic: Urban life – What does the city of tomorrow look like?
by Cora Wacker-Theodorakopoulos , Timm Leinker (Wirtschaftsdienst)

Gymnasium Köln-Pesch

Solution: iurJUDGE

Topic: Wissen, was recht ist: Wie schafft die Justiz den Sprung ins digitale Zeitalter?
by Prof. Dr. Hanjo Hamann (Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern)

Gymnasium Martineum Halberstadt

Solution: INSIGHT – Transparency. Privacy. Insight.

Topic: If it costs nothing, you are the product – how does that change us and how can we change that?
by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Müller (ESMT)

Gymnasium Neubiberg

Solution: AAAA Flood

Topic: Climate Change and the flood – how can economic approaches support sustainable behavioral changes?
by Prof. Dr. Stephan Sommer, Delia Niehues (RWI)

Gymnasium der Schulstiftung Seligenthal Landshut

Solution: GreenChoice

Topic: The climate at the limit – how can climate/environmental protection take place at a local level?
by Dr. Larissa Zierow, Lavinia Kinne, Vera Freundl, Katharina Wedel (ifo Institut)

Mounds View High School Arden Hills, USA

Solution: HIRE! – Integrating Migrant Women into the Workforce

Topic: Facing the challenges of discrimination and migrant integration
by Steffen Müller (Universität Hamburg)

Rainer-Maria-Rilke Gymnasium Icking

Solution: Praktikompass – compass for gender-neutral internships

Topic: The career choice of women and men – a cliché? Why is it like that, and (how) can it be changed?
by Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schels, Dr. Basha Vicari (IAB)

St. Raphael-Gymnasium Heidelberg

Solution: Bring the public back into public procurement!

Topic: How can public demand for environmentally friendly products be promoted?
by Bastian Krieger (ZEW)

Sheffield Girls‘ Sixth Form, UK

Solution: Migration Education for the Misinformed Nation

Topic: Facing the challenges of discrimination and migrant integration
by Steffen Müller (Universität Hamburg)

South Forsyth High School Cumming, USA

Solution: Power Park: Empower the Future!

Topic: Sharing the Future – Growing Sustainable Communities: How can Local Networks help Exchange Information and Support Sustainable Living
by Prof. Svetlana Ikonnikova (TU München)

Windthorst Gymnasium Meppen

Solution: FindA – from internship to dream apprenticeship

Topic: Matching problems in the vocational training market: How can training places and applicants find each other?
by Dr. Amelie Schiprowski (ECONtribute)

The following speakers are confirmed for the event:
(Last update: September 18, 2022)

Jill AddoJill Addo
Official in Charge (member of the Federal Employment Agency), Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Jill Addo works for the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in the department „Basic Aspects of Migration and Integration Policy“ to implement a nationwide funding program „MY TURN – Women with migration experience power up“ as part of the funding period of the European Social Fund Plus 2021-2027.

Verena Augustin Verena Augustin
Global Sustainable Innovation Lead, PWC

Verena Augustin leads the Experience Consulting team at PwC Germany. Her passion lies in sustainable product and service innovation, focused on systemic change and value creation, based on sustainable business models. She supports ESG transformation projects in organisations from the design & innovation perspective and is globally responsible for PwC’s “Sustainable Innovation” approach. She is a passionate leader with the ability to drive internal and external innovation and change products and organisations as a whole. She regularly takes on guest professorships and lecturing activities, supports start-ups and founders and is active in the service design and new work community.

Malte BeckerMalte Becker
Consultant, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Malte Becker works at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in the department „Economic and Structural Policy Research“, where he is responsible for the procurement of research and consultancy. He is a lawyer by training with a degree from the University of Bonn.

Yannic Cabac Yannic Cabac
Research Assistant, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Yannic Cabac is working as a research assistant at the german aerospace center (DLR) in Hamburg. At the institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics, his main activities focus on the conceptual design of future, more sustainable aircraft. In that context, he participates in multiple projects investigating hydrogen aircraft.

Jean-Philippe ChauzyJean-Philippe Chauzy
Chief of Mission, IOM Germany

Jean-Philippe Chauzy took up office as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission in Berlin, Germany, on 1 January 2021. He represents IOM to the German government, the Bundestag and civil society.

In Germany, IOM’s main activities are based in the area of migrant protection and assistance, including Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, support of vulnerable migrants, services regarding Resettlement and humanitarian admissions as well as immigration assistance. In close cooperation with the German government and partners from civil society, research, politics and migrant communities, IOM implements projects and advocates for migrants‘ rights.

The Berlin office is also the liaison office to the German government for international cooperation and IOM projects around the globe in the fields of humanitarian aid, crisis prevention, stabilization, peacebuilding and development.

Jason ChueJason Chue
Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Hamburg

Jason Chue assumed duty in July 2022 as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg, covering the states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Alina FeustelAlina Feustel
Consultant, Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Alina Feustel is a consultant at the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and is responsible for raising awareness and educating the public. In her function, she lectures on data protection and is involved in various educational projects of the data protection supervisory authorities at the federal level. After training as an industrial clerk and a subsequent stay abroad in the USA, Ms Feustel studied digital media and economics. Already during her studies, she gained her first professional experience in online marketing. Following her studies, she deepened this experience in various professional positions.

David Hanstedt

Photo: PD

David Hanstedt
Senior Manager, PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH

David Hanstedt is responsible for projects in the market area of healthcare, science and research at PD. He advises public universities and clinics on preparing and implementing complex public tenders for construction and medical technology projects with a focus on economic issues.

Dr. Laura Harvey

Laura Harvey
Lecturer in Economics & Widening Participation Academic Officer, University of East Anglia, UK

Dr. Laura Harvey is a Lecturer at the School of Economics, UEA, where her research interests are broadly in the area of economic inequality and access to higher education. As part of her role, she advocates for students from underrepresented groups and widens participation backgrounds. She is also passionate about increasing diversity in the economics discipline.

Sekou KeitaSekou Keita
Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Sekou Keita has been a Research Fellow at IAB since May 2018. He studied economics with a focus on development economics at the University of Clermont-Auvergne. In November 2016, he completed his PhD in international labour migration at the same university. From January 2017 to April 2018, he worked on a field research project for the organisation Innovations for Poverty Action in Burkina Faso.

Stefanie KnothStefanie Knoth
Deputy Head of the division of tax policy,
Federal Ministry of Finance

Stefanie Knoth is deputy head of the division of tax policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin. Her main task is policy advice to support inclusive growth while also supporting the revenue-raising capacity of the tax system. As an economist, she analyses new ideas like the windfall profit tax. Moreover, she intends to reduce bureaucracy as much as possible.

Per Kropp, Ph.D.Per Kropp
Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Per Kropp, PhD, works at the IAB in the regional research department. This means that he develops research projects related to Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia and transfers relevant knowledge from labour market research to the regions. His focus is on occupational training topics and structural change, especially in connection with climate change.

Nina Lemmens
Member of the Executive Board at the Joachim Herz Stiftung

Dr Nina Lemmens was appointed Member of the Executive Board of the Joachim Herz Stiftung as of October 1, 2018. In this role, she is responsible for the three central program areas – Science, Economics, and Personal Development – in which the Foundation performs its operational project work.

Sam McLouglinSam McLoughlin
Campaign Manager, Discover Economics – Royal Economic Society

Sam McLoughlin is Campaign Manager for Discover Economics, a campaign led by the Royal Economic Society that aims to broaden the appeal of economics to potential students, change their perceptions of economics and economists and attract more students from under-represented groups.

Robert Müller-GrünowRobert Müller-Grünow
Managing owner, Scentcommunication

Robert Müller-Grünow, entrepreneur, bestselling author and founder of Scentcommunication creates scent technologies and scents for brands, companies and special applications. Scentcommunication is now one of the leading suppliers of scent concepts and scent delivery systems.

Alexander MüschenAlexander Müschen
Freelance Journalist

Alexander Müschen is a Hamburg-based editor, presenter and reporter. After earning his degree in media psychology at the University of Cologne, he completed his practical training at the broadcaster RTL Nord. He is a freelance presenter and reporter for outlets like RTL Germany and XING.

Kristopher OlsenKristoffer Nilaus Olsen
Chief adviser, Agency for Digital Government, Danish Ministry of Finance

Kristoffer Olsen is responsible for the Secretariat for digital-ready legislation, which since 2018 has assisted ministries and government agencies in drafting legislation, so it’s ready for a digital future to enable speedy and coherent government services to citizens and businesses alike.
The Secretariat has been involved in the drafting of more than 400 pieces of legislation since its inception and is a regular participant in international knowledge exchange on the practice of how to design laws for the 21st century.
Kristoffer is currently working with the OECD’s Secretariat for regulatory policy and the European Commission’s general directorate for structural reform to develop a methodology to assess the potential for revision of legacy legislation to prioritise efforts at revision.

David Patrician
Freelance Journalist

David Patrician is an American freelance journalist and moderator currently based in Hamburg. He has reported for a variety of media outlets, including the Voice of America, Deutsche Welle, N-TV, Newsweek, the Hamburger Abendblatt and RTL Nord. He has been involved with the YES! for 4 years.

Julia Plötz
Official in Charge, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Julia Ploetz works for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the department „Economic and Structural Policy Research“ where she is responsible for the financial and strategic support of the economic institutes of the Leibniz Association.

Dr. Jörg PohleJörg Pohle
Head of Research Programme „Data, Actors, Infrastructures“, The Humboldt Institute for Internet and Digitalisation

Dr. Jörg Pohle is a PostDoc at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin and heads the research programme “Data, actors, infrastructures: The governance of data-driven innovation and cyber security”. His research interests include the intersections of Computer Science, Law, Sociology, and Political Science, especially the research field “Informatics and Society” and the societal implications of the industrialization of information processing. His research projects include “Global Privacy Governance”, focusing on societal negotiations in the field of privacy, surveillance, IT security and data protection, and “AI Systems in Nursing Care”, with a particular focus on the governance and handling of data, data protection law and the current regulatory efforts of the EU on AI systems.

Stefan Profit,
Deputy Director-General of the Economic Policy Department, German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Dr Profit’s directorate deals with macroeconomic developments, economic analyses and projections. He has an academic background in labour economics, holding a doctoral degree in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin.

Dr. Simone RicottaSimone Ricotta
Procurement Officer, ARPAT – Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region (Italy)

Dr. Simone Ricotta is an officer at the purchasing office of ARPAT (Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region – Italy) and coordinator of ARPAT’s Green Public Procurement (GPP) working group. He coordinates the integration of sustainability criteria in the procurement activities at ARPAT. He has worked on environmental product policies for about twenty years, dealing with tools such as eco-design, eco-labels and GPP. Since its establishment in 2007, he has been a member of the Italian committee defining the „minimum environmental criteria“ for several categories of works, supplies and services, mandatory in Italy for public procurement.

Prof. Dr. Marianne SaamMarianne Saam
Head of the programme area „Knowledge Transfer Economics“ at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics

Prof. Dr. Marianne Saam is Head of the programme area „Knowledge Transfer Economics“ at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and Professor for Digital Economics at the University Hamburg. Her research focuses on digitalisation, knowledge creation processes, structural change and economic growth. From 2005 to 2017, she worked at the Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim in the field of „Digital Economics“ and was in charge of various research projects. From September 2017, she was a Professor of Innovation Economics and Policy at Ruhr University.

Charles SpenceCharles Spence
Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Prof. Charles Spence is head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University. He works extensively with industry, and currently writing a book on (Sc)entertainment. He has published more that 1,100 academic articles, 16 books, and has been awarded numerous international prizes.

Justus StrübingJustus Strübing
Head of Unit Political Communication and Policy; Deputy Head of Management Staff,
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Justus Strübing serves as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). He is involved in strategic planning and political communication covering the entire range of activities of the organization. The Federal Office is in charge (among others) of processing all asylum requests lodged in Germany, organizing integration courses and other measures for foreign nationals intending to stay, supporting the voluntary return of persons without a right to remain, and promoting the migration of skilled labour.

Andrey WoernerAndrej Woerner
Postdoctoral Researcher, LMU Munich

Dr. Andrej Woerner is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at LMU Munich. His research interests include applied mechanism design, experimental and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on behavioral interventions. Next to research, Andrej also manages the Economics laboratory MELESSA.

(last updated: Sept 14, 2022)

8:00 – 9:00

Arrival of the teams and guests.
Networking, technical check, getting to know each other.

9:00 – 9:30

Welcome by our moderators David Patrician and Alexander Müschen.

Greetings from Dr Nina Lemmens, member of the executive board of the Joachim Herz Stiftung and Prof. Dr. Marianne Saam, Head of the programme area „Knowledge Transfer Economics“ at the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.

9:30 – 10:45

First block – two presentations

Carl-Friedrich-Gauß Gymnasium Gelsenkirchen

Solution: Say YES! to Diversity

Speakers: 

  • Jill Addo, Official in Charge (Member of the Federal Employment Agency), Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  • Sekou Keita, Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Topic: Diversity: How can schools strengthen social cohesion?
by Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg (ECONtribute)

South Forsyth High School Cumming, USA

Solution: Power Park: Empower the Future!

Speakers: 

  • Jason Chue, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Hamburg
  • Andrey Woerner, Postdoctoral Researcher, LMU Munich

Topic: Sharing the Future – Growing Sustainable Communities: How can Local Networks help Exchange Information and Support Sustainable Living
by Prof. Svetlana Ikonnikova (TU München)

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:20

Second block – two presentations

Gymnasium Neubiberg

Solution: AAAA Flood

Speakers:

  • Julia Plötz, Official in Charge, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Andrey Woerner, Postdoctoral Researcher, LMU Munich

Topic: Climate Change and the flood – how can economic approaches support sustainable behavioral changes?
by Prof. Dr. Stephan Sommer, Delia Niehues (RWI)

Windthorst Gymnasium Meppen

Solution: FindA – from internship to dream apprenticeship

Speakers:

  • Jill Addo, Official in Charge (Member of the Federal Employment Agency), Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  • Sam McLoughlin, Campaign Manager, Discover Economics – Royal Economic Society

Topic: Matching problems in the vocational training market: How can training places and applicants find each other?
by Dr. Amelie Schiprowski (ECONtribute)

12:20 – 13:20

Lunch Break

13:20 – 14:40

Third block – two presentations

Mounds View High School Arden Hills, USA

Solution: HIRE! – Integrating Migrant Women into the Workforce

Speakers:

  • Jean-Philippe Chauzy, Chief of Mission IOM Germany, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Sekou Keita, Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Topic: Facing the challenges of discrimination and migrant integration
by Steffen Müller (Universität Hamburg)

Gymnasium der Schulstiftung Seligenthal Landshut

Solution: GreenChoice

Speakers:

  • Per Kropp, Senior Researcher, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
  • Andrey Woerner, Postdoctoral Researcher, LMU Munich

Topic: The climate at the limit – how can climate/environmental protection take place at a local level?
by Dr. Larissa Zierow, Lavinia Kinne, Vera Freundl, Katharina Wedel (ifo Institut)

14:40 – 14:55

Break

14:55 – 16:10

Fourth block – two presentations

Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Solution: OLD AIDS YOUNG – childcare for off-peak hours

Speakers: 

  • Laura Harvey, Lecturer in Economics & Widening Participation Academic Officer, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Julia Plötz, Official in Charge, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Topic: Raising children and working at the same time? How the reconciliation of family and work can succeed through family policy projects.
by Prof. Dr. Robert Fenge, Ekaterina Gavrilova, Felix Kunert (Universität Rostock)

Rainer-Maria-Rilke Gymnasium Icking

Solution: Praktikompass – compass for gender-neutral internships

Speakers:

  • Laura Harvey, Lecturer in Economics & Widening Participation Academic Officer, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Sam McLoughlin, Campaign Manager, Discover Economics – Royal Economic Society

Topic: The career choice of women and men – a cliché? Why is it like that, and (how) can it be changed?
by Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schels, Dr. Basha Vicari (IAB)

16:10 – 16:20

Closing words of the moderators

17:00

Transfer to the port

17:30 – 18:30

Harbour tour

18:30

End of the day programme

(last updated: Sept 14, 2022)

9:00 – 9:30

Arrival of the teams and guests.
Networking & technical check.

9:30 – 9:40

Welcome by our moderators David Patrician and Alexander Müschen.

9:40 – 10:55

First block – two presentations

Aylesbury Grammar School, UK

Solution: Supermarket Excursion Tax (SET)

Speakers:

  • Laura Harvey, Lecturer in Economics & Widening Participation Academic Officer, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Stefanie Knoth, Deputy Head of the division of tax policy, Federal Ministry of Finance

Topic: How can we set Taxes, instead of Lockdowns, in order to Reduce Deaths during Pandemics?
by Arijit Ghosh (RWI)

Gymnasium Köln-Pesch

Solution: iurJUDGE

Speakers:

  • Kristoffer Nilaus Olsen, Chief adviser, Agency for Digital Government, Danish Ministry of Finance
  • Jörg Pohle, Head of Research Programme „Data, Actors, Infrastructures“, The Humboldt Institute for Internet and Digitalisation

Topic: Knowing what is right: How does the justice system leap into the digital age?
by Prof. Dr. Dr. Hanjo Hamann (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)

10:55 – 11:10

Break

11:10 – 12:25

Second block – two presentations

Gymnasium Hochrad Hamburg

Solution: ClearScent – putting scent in motion

Speakers:

  • Robert Müller-Grünow, Managing owner, Scentcommunication
  • Charles Spence, Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Topic: Urban life – What does the city of tomorrow look like?
by Cora Wacker-Theodorakopoulos , Timm Leinker (Wirtschaftsdienst)

Gymnasium Buckhorn Hamburg

Solution: UseH2

Speakers: 

  • Yannic Cabac, Research Assistant, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Stefan Profit, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Policy Department, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Topic: The future of aviation – Sustainable flight with hydrogen?
by Dr. Steven Gronau, Manuel Ehmann (Leibniz Universität Hannover; IUW)

12:25 – 13:40

Lunch Break & Photos

13:40 – 14:55

Third block – two presentations

Evangelisches Heidehof-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Solution: Ecostainable

Speakers:

  • Verena Augustin, Global Sustainable Innovation Lead, PWC
  • Stefan Profit, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Policy Department, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Topic: Myopic management: Why is corporate management obsessed with quarterly earnings and what should be done about it?
by Prof. Dr. Simone Wies (SAFE)

Sheffield Girls‘ Sixth Form, UK

Solution: Migration Education for the Misinformed Nation

Speakers:

  • Jill Addo, Official in Charge (Member of the Federal Employment Agency), Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  • Justus Strübing, Head of Unit Political Communication and Policy; Deputy Head of Management Staff, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Topic: Facing the challenges of discrimination and migrant integration
by Steffen Müller (Universität Hamburg)

15:00 – 15:15

Break

15:15 – 16:35

Fourth block – two presentations

Armstrong High School Plymouth, USA

Solution: LEAP

Speakers: 

  • Laura Harvey, Lecturer in Economics & Widening Participation Academic Officer, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Stefanie Knoth, Deputy Head of the division of tax policy, Federal Ministry of Finance

Topic: How can we set Taxes, instead of Lockdowns, in order to Reduce Deaths during Pandemics?
by Arijit Ghosh (RWI)

Goethe Gymnasium Berlin Wilmersdorf

Solution: CmC – Communication meets Culture – „Communication is key for diversity“

Speakers: 

  • Jill Addo, Official in Charge (Member of the Federal Employment Agency), Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  • Justus Strübing, Head of Unit Political Communication and Policy; Deputy Head of Management Staff, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Topic: Multicultural community – How can intercultural communication be promoted in school?
by Rebecca Wetter (WZB)

16:35 – 16:45

Closing words of the moderators

16:45

End of the day programme

 

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9:00 – 9:30

Arrival of the teams and guests.
Networking & technical check

9:30 – 9:40

Welcome by our moderators David Patrician and Alexander Müschen

9:40 – 10:55

First block – two presentations

St. Raphael-Gymnasium Heidelberg

Solution: Bring the public back into public procurement!

Speakers: 

  • Malte Becker, Consultant, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • David Hanstedt, Senior Manager, PD – Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH
  • Simone Ricotta, Procurement Officer, ARPAT – Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany Region (Italy)

Topic: How can public demand for environmentally friendly products be promoted?
by Bastian Krieger (ZEW)

Gymnasium Martineum Halberstadt

Solution: INSIGHT – Transparency. Privacy. Insight.

Speakers:

  • Malte Becker, Consultant, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Alina Feustel, Consultant, Der Hamburgische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Topic: If it costs nothing, you are the product – how does that change us and how can we change that?
by Prof. Dr. Maximilian Müller (ESMT)

10:55 – 11:15

Break and preparation for the pitches

11:15 – 11:55

Pitches of the teams

11:55 – 12:15

Voting by the school teams and the „Best-Scientific-Analysis“ jury

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch Break

13:15 – 13:20

Announcement of the Best Scientific Analysis Award

13:20 – 13:40

Announcements by the teams of their favourite solution

13:40 – 14:00

Announcement of the winning teams for YES! Germany and YES! International

14:00 – 14:10

Closing remarks

14:10 – 14:40

Reception for the winning teams and departure

14:40

End of the event

Regionalfinale 2022

Hier finden Sie unsere Berichte zu den einzelnen Regionalfinalen
Stand: 11.04.2022

Das Regionalfinale Ost fand am 9. Juni 2022 bei der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft in Berlin statt.

Hier finden Sie unseren Kurzbericht.

Die Gewinnerteams sind: 

Goethe-Gymnasium Berlin
Gymnasium Martineum Halberstadt

Das Regionalfinale Nord fand am 16. Juni 2022 im RBZ Wirtschaft in Kiel statt.

Hier finden Sie unseren Kurzbericht.

Die Gewinnerteams sind: 

Buckhorn Gymnasium Hamburg
Gymnasium Hochrad Hamburg

Das Regionalfinale West fand am 23. Juni 2022 im Haus der Technik in Essen statt.

Hier finden Sie unseren Kurzbericht.

Die Gewinnerteams sind: 

Carl-Friedrich-Gauß Gymnasium Gelsenkirchen
Windthorst-Gymnasium Meppen

Der digitale Vorentscheid fand am 30. Juni 2022 online statt.

Hier finden Sie unseren Kurzbericht.

Die Gewinnerteams sind: 

Deutsche Berufsschule Hongkong

St. Raphael Gymnasium Heidelberg

Das Regionalfinale Süd-Ost fand am 5. Juli 2022 beim ifo Institut in München statt.

Hier finden Sie unseren Kurzbericht.

Die Gewinnerteams sind: 

Rainer-Maria-Rilke-Gymnasium Icking

Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium Stuttgart

Das Regionalfinale Süd-West fand am 14. Juli 2022 beim ZEW in Mannheim statt.

Hier finden Sie unseren Kurzbericht.

Die Gewinnerteams sind:

Evangelisches Heidehof-Gymnasium Stuttgart
Gymnasium Neubiberg

Themenübersicht

Stand: 24.11.2021

Unsere Kurzreportage zeigt die Sicht eines Schulteams im YES!-Prozess.

Teilnahmebedingungen

Ein YES!-Schulteam muss aus mindestens 5 Schülerinnen und Schülern der 10. – 12. Klassenstufe bestehen. Es ist auch möglich mit einer ganzen Klasse teilzunehmen. Die Schülerinnen und Schüler dürfen auch aus verschiedenen Klassenstufen und Schwerpunktbereichen kommen.
Wichtig: Ein Team muss zum überwiegenden Teil aus Schülerinnen und Schülern bestehen, die noch nicht am YES! teilgenommen haben.

Für die Betreuung benötigt jedes Team mindestens eine Lehrkraft. Thematisch kommen die betreuenden Lehrkräfte meist aus den Bereichen Englisch, Wirtschaft, Politik, Sozial- oder Gesellschaftskunde. Dies ist aber kein zwingend notwendiger Bezug für die Anmeldung und eine erfolgreiche Teilnahme. Die Betreuung ist inbesondere bei den Reisen zu unseren Veranstaltungen eine Voraussetzung.

In der Anmeldung wählt Ihr eure Top 3 Themen (geordnet nach eurer Präferenz) aus der Themenliste für eure Region. Teams, die sich als Early-Birds registrieren, wird sofort ihre Wunschthema zugeteilt. Alle Themen können maximal zweimal belegt werden, so dass im Laufe des Anmeldungssprozesses auch Themen bereits vergriffen sein werden. Stehen die Themen für eure Region zum Zeitpunkt euer Anmeldung noch nicht fest, so erhalten die Early-Bird-Teams ein Erstwahlrecht auf die Themen in der Reihenfolge der Anmeldungseingänge. Sobald die Themen von den wissenschaftlichen Partnern eingereicht sind, werdet ihr von uns informiert.

Das Motivationsschreiben ist ein entscheidender Faktor! Wenn sich mehr als 12 Teams für eine Region anmelden, müssen wir eine Auswahl treffen. Überzeugt uns also, warum ihr unbedingt am YES! teilnehmen wollt!  Was zeichnet euer Team aus? Verbindet euch etwas mit dem Thema? Ein Motivationsschreiben oder ein Video, wie ist euch überlassen! Wir lassen uns gerne überraschen.

Wenn uns euere Bewerbungsunterlagen überzeugt haben, dürft ihr als Team beim YES! mitmachen, mit Forschenden zusammenarbeiten und eure eigene Lösungsidee beim Regionalfinale präsentieren. Leider können nur 12 Teams pro Region teilnehmen, da rein zeitlich bei einem eintägigen Regionalfinale bei 12 Teams das Maximum erreicht ist.

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