Compete in the Global Essay Competition and qualify for participation for cross-generational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.
You will have an opportunity to meet 300 of society’s brightest young minds as well as present and debate your ideas with 600 senior leaders and get inspiration from some of the world’s most impressive speakers. In addition, you can win prize money of CHF 20,000 split amongst the three winners.
Collaborative Advantage: what should be written into a new intergenerational contract?
Inclusive education systems, sustainable welfare states and meaningful environmental action are some of many challenges requiring a cross-generational collaborative effort. Yet, with the climate crisis, rapid technological change and societal ageing in many countries, there still are challenges for the generational contract and notions of intergenerational fairness. Members of the younger generation are raising their voices as they reflect on how current decision-makers are compromising their future.
What’s your specific and actionable idea for a new generational contract? Choose an area where you see evidence that intergenerational fairness is or will have challenges and where the generational contract needs a rewrite. Potential areas include business strategy and the economy, inclusive governance and education, the welfare state and health care, environmental sustainability as well as the world of work. Describe your problem and offer concrete and practical proposals on how we can restore or reinvent inter-generational fairness. Explain your idea’s impact on the future.