On Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April, Heritage Hub was the venue for the annual conference of YES-Europe (“Young leaders in Energy and Sustainability”), an international student NGO looking into issues related to energy and sustainability. The event served as a round table for university students and young entrepreneurs.
The YES-Europe event took place over two days and was attended in person by around 200 students, who met with managers of Stellantis and other partners, including the Polytechnic University of Turin, IREN, Compile, Power Reply, Bosch, NHOA, Intesa Sanpaolo and PoliENERGY, to analyse and propose solutions for the issues of renewable and sustainable energy sources.
“From the outset, the Heritage Hub has been intended as a multifunctional space, a point of connection and indeed as a ‘hub’. Not only does the Hub celebrate the glorious past of the Group’s Turin-based automotive brands, it also writes new chapters in the future of mobility, made possible by training events involving the new generations”.
These were the words of Roberto Giolito, Head of Heritage at Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia & Abarth, to remind all the attendees of one of the fundamental functions of the spaces at the Heritage Hub.
“We are therefore delighted to have hosted students from YES-Europe and to have embarked on fruitful and constructive dialogue with them on the latest issues in sustainability and energy, safe in the knowledge that they will have been inspired by over a century of automotive excellence in imagining the future of mobility”.
His testimonial confirms the pride Stellantis felt in hosting and acting as main partner of the event, powered by PoliENERGY & YES- Europe, which also restarted the cycle of meetings under the aegis of the e-Mobility Academy. Active since 2019, this programme is aimed at promoting the culture related to electric mobility among the new generations and at starting a conversation to foster constant discussion on how young people currently experience mobility and how they expect to in the future.
Over 13,000 students across Europe have been involved in its activities in the space of two years, according to a model based on a genuine exchange of experiences and perspectives: one example is the challenges and hackathons e-Mobility regularly organises with students, which enable Stellantis to launch multidisciplinary projects in the field of sustainable mobility.