Minister of Innovation, Science and Research in North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany, Minister of Innovation, Science and Research in North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany
I was extremely impressed with what the children and young people presented on stage in Westfalenhalle. It takes a great deal of courage and skill to perform in front of around 10,000 people – and inspire them with songs and dances from around the world. Events that encourage young people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds to share their experiences are very important. Because each generation has to rediscover and get to know itself, so that peaceful co-existence remains a matter of course. That’s why it’s never too early to start encouraging our children and young people to do this.