Young leaders from around the world take part in the Y20 Summit in Córdoba
The 2018 Youth 20 Summit began today in the city of Córdoba in central Argentina, under the slogan “Shaking the present, building the future.” The Youth 20 or Y20 is the engagement group that brings together young leaders from G20 member countries. Over 80 delegates aged between 18 and 30 are taking part in the packed event that runs until Saturday.
“A young person has all the cognitive skills that an adult has, but is at their peak in terms of creativity and innovation, and has the unique feature of questioning the status quo,” said Agustín Batto Carol, social entrepreneur, founder of EIDOS and Y20 chair, in his opening remarks at the Universidad Siglo XXI, the summit’s venue. “If we want to change the world, we need to include young people in decision-making processes,” he added.
In a recorded message, Argentine G20 sherpa, Pedro Villagra Delgado, welcomed the summit’s participants and said: “You are the future of the G20. We want to hear about the ideas, comments and recommendations you will be presenting at the G20 Leaders’ Summit.”
With a focus on the future of work, one of the priorities of the Argentine G20 presidency, the week’s agenda includes discussions on education, entrepreneurship and the skills required for the twenty-first century.
Delegates will also work on the Social Innovation Warehouse, an international bank of scalable and replicable projects designed by young people that will serve as input for governments and organizations seeking to innovate in public policies for young people.
In addition, the Argentine Y20 presidency, together with Japan and Saudi Arabia, will organize the first Y20 troika to ensure that the work of the delegates and the organizing committee is continued in the medium and long term.
The Youth 20 was created in 2010 under the Canadian G20 presidency. During the Argentine G20 presidency, the Y20 is chaired by Fundación EIDOS and AIESEC Argentina.
Press-release at the Argentinian G20 presidency official web-site