06/28/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/28/2019 09:58
Dr. Ulrike Freundlieb, Mayor for Education, Children, Youth and Health of the City of Mannheim, also paid tribute to the commitment of the high school students: 'It is extremely important that young people voice their concerns and that we listen to them, not only regarding everyday questions, but especially when it comes to issues that affect our common future. The YES! competition is a great platform for the many committed young people who voluntarily take responsibility.'
A total of nine schools, each with their own ideas for solutions, including for equal opportunities in the education sector, helping innovative small and medium enterprises grow, affordable housing, digitalisation of companies and digital science communication, were represented at the YES! regional decision at ZEW. The regional final in the Southwest region was preceded by several months of intensive discussion of the individual topics, preparation, feedback rounds and support by ZEW experts.
With the final vote, which was made by the students themselves at the regional final at ZEW, two teams have qualified to compete in the YES! national final on 26 and 27 September at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, where the finalists from the Southwest region will meet the competitors from the North, East, Southeast and West regions.