Why does youth’s perspective on science matter? Video interview with PhD Researcher Jana Schilbert, University of Bonn

On the occasion of this year’s International Youth Day (12 August), Jana Schilbert, PhD Researcher at the University of Bonn, Germany, shared her perspective on the importance of working together with younger generations to effect change and bring about social transformation. For her, it is crucial to involve youth in the debate around social-scientific issues, since young people will be the most affected by society’s past and current behaviours and their consequences. At the same time, young people can bring new ideas to the table on how to address challenges such as climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

In the interview, Jana also described MULTIPLIERS’ approach to Open Schooling and the expected impacts of the project. Watch the full video: