Wildcard for the Final of the YES! – Young Economic Summit
The school team of the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium from Frankenthal has secured its place in the national final of the school competition YES! – Young Economic Summit in September 2021. The team convinced the organisers with their idea and received the wildcard for the best scientific approach. Katia Gallegos Torres and Paul Berbée from the ZEW Research Department “Labour Markets and Human Resources” are mentoring and supporting the school team in the competition.
Based on the question “New Challenges Due to COVID-19 and Lockdown Measures: How Can We Strengthen the Integration of Refugees?”, the students in the team convinced the jury with their idea “Come Together – A working group at our school in which refugees and other students experience great things!”. ZEW Mannheim, which entered the competition with five teams and a variety of topics, is now keeping its fingers crossed for the digital national finals from 22 to 24 September.
In addition to the ZEW team, the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium from Stuttgart (supervised by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO) and the Raiffeisen Campus Dernbach (supervised by the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE) will compete in the national final.
The YES! – Young Economic Summit is one of the biggest German school competitions aimed at getting young people to engage with global economic and social issues. The competition is a joint project by the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the Joachim Herz Stiftung, and has been under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy since 2015.