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Finally, after two years, we were able to welcome the school teams in the regions again and experience our grand final in Hamburg together with teams from the UK and the USA.

This is our report on the finals in English.


YES! Finale 2021Our second year of the pandemic was a little different from 2020. By now we had got used to a digital routine, but experienced our finals this time like in a TV studio.

This is 2021 in review.


YES! 2020As for everyone, 2020 was a special year for the YES! We were faced with the challenge of running a digital competition. And we did it with the help of outstanding teams, their ideas and many high-ranking and prominent experts at the national finals.

This is a review of our first digital only year in the YES!


2019 was a very successful year for us, with more than 100 teams applying for the competition. For the first time, our fifth region was “South-East” with new partner institutes such as the ifo Institute and the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

Our report on the two days of the finals 2019.


YES! 2018

2018 was our biggest YES! to date. For the first time, teams from four regions took part. The East and West regions were added and with them new partner institutes. The final took place for the first time at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.

This is what happened at the finals 2018.


Yes! 2017

For the first time, the YES! has grown to include a second region. With ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, YES! found an excellent partner in the new South-West region.

Impressions from the Finals 2017, video is in German.


YES! 2016

When a project meets with such a great response in the first year, expectations are often raised in the second year. Once again, 14 schools were involved and presented their ideas at the RBZ Wirtschaft in Kiel.

Our short report on the finals 2016.



What would be different about a solution to a problem in the economy, our society and the environment if that solution came from students? How would they approach the problem? What could decision makers learn from the young people’s perspective? How would students benefit from this kind of economic education?

In short, these were the questions that led to the idea for the YES! – Young Economic Summit and were to be answered for the first time in 2015.

Our first YES! in 2015.