April 4, 2022
After a first edition in 2021, Enel Foundation is glad to continue the scientific partnership with ISPI on Planet Needs YOUth, an initiative that aims at encouraging young people to play a central role in the debates on global challenges. The project, established last year as part of the initiatives for the G20 Italian Presidency, has the objective to further stimulate the discussion on key international issues and to promote the creation of innovative proposals to tackle the most relevant changes of our world.
This year Planet Needs YOUth will involve both Italian and foreign university students from across Europe to debate on the most pressing global topics,
such as green transition, digitalization, labour transformations, international security and much more.
The program is divided into three main parts: the Interactive Youth Forum, the Competition, and the G20 Simulation Game.
1. Interactive YOUth Forum, April 21-22 (virtual): 2-day event with high-level speakers to discuss the most pressing international issues: from the Ukrainian conflict and its implications to the post-pandemic recovery, from the future of the education and job markets to the digital transformation and the energy transition.
2. Competition, April 23-May 9 (virtual): participants of the Interactive YOUth Forum will challenge themselves by creating an innovative awareness video-campaign on one of the following topics: the impact of a global conflict on young generations, risks or opportunities of digitalization, and green transition. Winners will be nominated ISPI G20 Global Ambassadors. The best three awareness campaigns will optionally win a free access to a Diploma or a Certificate from the ISPI School, or the participation in the eighth edition of Rome MED Dialogues (December 1-3, 2022).
3. G20 Simulation Game, June 20-23 (Milan): The 40 Ambassadors will play the role of the Sherpas during the simulation of the G20 Summit organized by ISPI, and they will also have the opportunity to take part in the Global Policy Forum in Milan, a hybrid international event co-hosted by ISPI, Bocconi University, OECD and T20 Indonesia. Dealing with the negotiation process, the Ambassadors must write a final declaration on the key topics of the Indonesian G20 Presidency.