Facts and fake news, working and welfare, interest rates and savings, start-ups and the green economy, labour markets and refugees – these are just some of the challenges facing our society and economy. We are more in need of innovative ideas than ever before, particularly from the younger generation. The YES! – Young Economic Summit, Germany’s biggest school competition based on social and economic issues, returns for 2020. Five teams of students from schools in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Saarland came to ZEW Mannheim for the Southwest region kick-off in the week of 10–19 March 2020.