Who is Simon Sumbert?

Simon Sumbert is a student, activist and, at 22 years, the youngest member of Freiburg’s municipal council. Since his early school day, he has been involved in youth development and participation.

What is his talk about?

Young people have shown in recent years that they can dictate the political agenda. However, they themselves are often barely represented in parliaments and ministries. In his talk, he will explain the causes, possible actions and why everyone benefits from it.

What is his favourite TED Talk?

It is “The next outbreak? We’re not ready” from Bill Gates, which he presented in March 2015 at the official TED Conference in Vancouver.