On 17 March 2017, another Finance Ministry team paid visits to two local schools in Baden-Baden to talk with students about the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors taking place in their home town. Dr Elke Baumann and Dr Stefan Olbermann – who head up divisions in the Ministry directorate-general that is responsible for Germany’s economic and fiscal policy strategy and for issues connected to international fiscal and monetary policy – visited the secondary school Klosterschule vom heiligen Grab and the Pädagogium, a local boarding school.
They met with students who are preparing for their university entrance examinations and gave them an overview of the G20’s history and the main Finance Track priorities of Germany’s G20 presidency this year. During the ensuing discussion, the students expressed particular interest in the question of how to ensure that processes of globalisation are equitable, and what role the G20 can play to effect fair outcomes.
The Finance Ministry team was highly impressed by the students’ enthusiasm and sophisticated questions, which proved that there is plenty of talent available for the next generation of fiscal policy experts.
The Federal Ministry of Finance would like to thank the Klosterschule vom heiligen Grab and the Pädagogium for their support and wishes its students the best of success in their upcoming university entrance examinations.