We join forces with GSMA and other leading companies in Spain to discuss the role of young people and STEAM careers in changing the world

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On 20 November, John Hoffman, Managing Director of GSMA, organiser of the Mobile World Congress, led a meeting in Barcelona with executives from Spanish companies to exchange ideas and opinions on one of the central topics for the coming years: how upcoming generations can contribute to real change for society and the economy through STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & design and Mathematics).

This meeting formed part of the YoMo (Youth Mobile Festival), a festival seeking to become the main meeting point across Europe for children and young people interested in the world of science and technology that will be held from 25 to 29 February 2020 at La Farga de L’Hospitalet (Barcelona) alongside the Mobile World Congress.

The Naturgy Foundation took part in this business meeting that seeks to become a meeting point for reflection around educational innovation and the encouragement of STEAM careers, alongside other companies such as Aigües de Barcelona, Barcelona Tech City, the “la Caixa” Foundation, SEAT, Sorigué, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Covestro, Danone, Epson, imaginBank, Schneider Electric, Uriarch, Vueling and Vodafone, among others

In 2020, the YoMo festival, in which the Naturgy Foundation will take part for the fourth consecutive year through its educational resources in the field of energy, seeks to become the main meeting point for children and young people across Europe, and offer them inspiration and tools to effect change through STEAM disciplines. For five days, YoMo will gather around 30,000 schoolchildren and teachers at an interactive festival for children and young people related to science and technology, where schools, families, institutions, companies, authorities and specialists in disseminating science will come together to focus the next generation on driving change.

The Managing Director of the Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, expressed a firm commitment to taking part in this initiative with global impact. “We are one of the institutions that committed to YoMo when it was still rather unknown to the world. Through our partnership with GSMA, we aim to join in the training of today’s young people as they go on to become the workers of tomorrow. We want to show them about the new profiles and employment opportunities that will be available in the energy sector and with which they will be able to change the world”.