Insights from the World’s Largest Youth Generation
AIESEC launches the YouthSpeak Survey 2019

Montréal (Canada), July 2019 – AIESEC, in partnership with Electrolux and Plan International, launches the YouthSpeak Survey 2019, global insight survey aiming to bring the collective voice of youth to different stakeholders that make decisions affecting young people. 

There are over 1.8 billion young people and half of the world population is currently under 30. This is the largest youth population the world has ever seen. Representing half of the population, young people’s voices need to be heard and their opinion needs to be taken into consideration while making decisions that would influence their future. 

YouthSpeak Survey, run by AIESEC is a global insight survey aiming to bring the collective voice of youth to different stakeholders that make decisions affecting young people. This survey gives young people a space to voice their opinions on key challenges, hopes, and ambitions, so the world we all want to see in 2030 can be co-created together with youth.

This research is the third edition of AIESEC’s YouthSpeak Survey and it aims to collect 1,000,000 responses from young people (15-30 years old) across 120+ countries and territories.

YouthSpeak Survey 2019 will focus on three key topics related to youth – 1) how do they see the world today, 2) what are their career aspirations and 3) how do they perceive leadership.

YouthSpeak Survey is an initiative that aims to bring on board partners from the diverse sectors who wish to support the promotion of the survey and gathering voices of as many young people as possible from all over the world.

“ YouthSpeak Survey can only become a powerful tool if we build strong partnerships to make it happen. We already have the two most crucial partnerships established. Electrolux is supporting our efforts as the YouthSpeak Survey Premium Partner and Plan International is supporting us as the Implementation Partner. Partnerships like those make our impact possible and we’re looking forward to having more organizations to support us with the promotion of the survey” says Noelle Guirola, Global Vice President Public Relations, AIESEC.

“The world and society are undergoing huge changes. Those changes are impacting businesses and organizations, as well as new talents going into the labor force. Businesses that want to be proactive in creating the “organization of the future” should take into consideration these changes and trends, and listen to young people. We foresee organizations that will need to become more dynamic; enabling people to create their own path,  learn every day and start hiring for the potential of a person to transfer and deal with whatever appears on their path.
Young people are the leaders of the future and understanding their perspectives, challenges, and driving forces is our priority to create new organizations. That’s why Electrolux chose to be the Premium Partner of the YouthSpeak Survey”
, says Veronica Gully, Senior Communications Manager, Electrolux.

AIESEC invites you to share your view or support us in promoting the survey. A link to the YouthSpeak Survey 2019 can be found, here: http://aies.ec/youthspeak19

About AIESEC:
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership potential through international internships and volunteer opportunities. Since AIESEC was founded in 1948, the organization has engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people globally through international placements and membership opportunities. AIESEC is a youth-run, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO. For more information visit: www.aiesec.org 

About Electrolux:
Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. In 2018 Electrolux had sales of SEK 124 billion and employed 54,000 people around the world. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.

About Plan International:
Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters, and partners. For more information visit:
https://plan-international.org

For more information, please contact:
Noelle Guirola Paganini, Global VP Public Relations, AIESEC, noelleg@ai.aiesec.org

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