Florian Köbele from the G20 Sherpa Team of the European Union has a clear message to the Delegates of the Y8 Summit in London and the Y20 Summit in St. Petersburg. He strongly encourages the young representatives:
First of all, be interested! Don’t be indifferent because all this is about you! […] Showing interest, understanding what is happening, following what is happening, is your responsibility! […] You will see how difficult policy making is but also how important it is to be involved, by being interested!
Moreover Köbele underscores his hopes that the youth will contribute a common message “that adds value and does not repeat what the G20 governments are already struggling on anyway – but something new, something innovative,” which can then feed into the process. Watch the full interview here on YEL’s Youtube Channel!