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GES School Project: Do GES-Solutions Lead to a World the Next Generation Wants to Live in?

September 19, 2013

  • 7 schools from Schleswig-Holstein participate in the GES School project and contribute to solutions developed during the Global Economic Symposium (GES) 2013
  • Workshop on October 1, 2013, from 09:00 a.m. in the “Haus der Wirtschaft”, Bergstr. 2, 24103 Kiel – with support by the IHK Schleswig-Holstein: GES participants discuss with pupils the latters’ contributions to GES solutions

Do GES-Solutions lead to a world the next generation wants to live in? To answer this question, the GES organizers looked for partner schools and initiated a school project. Together with students, they discuss whether the Solutions of the GES correspond to a world in which the students want to live. They invited pupils to present their solution proposals and encouraged a dialogue about what each individual and what schools can do to tackle global problems.

On October 1, the first day of the GES 2013, the pupils will present their reflections during a workshop and discuss their solution proposals with GES participants. The participants will embed the results in pertinent GES sessions. This is to make the young generation’s voice heard on the GES. The workshop will be opened by a presentation on “Energy Innovation” by the energy provider Vattenfall, a partner of the GES School project. This presentation will be given by Pieter Wasmuth, Chief Representative of Vattenfall for Hamburg and Northern Germany.

These are the 7 GES partner schools in Schleswig-Holstein:

  • Gymnasium Wellingdorf (a veteran in the GES-School project since 2011),
  • Humboldt-Schule, Kiel (a veteran in the GES-School project since 2011 as well),
  • Anne-Frank-Schule, Bargteheide,
  • Gymnasium Altenholz,
  • Alexander-von-Humboldt-Schule, Neumünster,
  • Helene-Lange-Gymnasium, Rendsburg,
  • Richard-Hallmann-Schule, Trappenkamp.

The pupils have dealt intensively with the topics of numerous sessions of the GES 2013. Four schools want to shape the “Future of Europe”. Two schools each have put “The Future of Monetary Policy and Financial Market Reform“, “Designing Waste and Recycling Policies“ und “Realizing Global Maritime Surveillance“ on their agenda. Further contributions will enrich the sessions “Governing the Worlds‘ Oceans“, “Towards Sustainable Consumption“, “Shadow Banking“, “Trade, Poverty and Inequality“ and “Social Norms and Moral Principles to Reduce Poverty and Improve Equity” really the root of the conflicts and, if so, how can it be countered politically?

Approximately 600 international decision makers in government, business, science, and civil society are expected to come together for the 6th Global Economic Symposium (GES 2013) on October 1–2. Their objective: to develop solutions to current global problems:

The Global Economic Symposium (GES) 2013 is being organized by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) in cooperation with the German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW).

Further information is available at and on the official GES Blog at

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