They are young, motivated, and they believe they can change the world. They are the AIESEC members. This year in Milan, they met on the 1st July at the AIESEC Italia Annual Summit, which aimed at promoting cooperation between young people and enterprises in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“Every year many talented young people join AIESEC. They all want to become entrepreneurs and shape the future. This is the strength of the organisation” said Antonella Tagliabue, CEO of UN Guru and Chairman of the Supervisory group of AIESEC Italia, who kicked off the event.
“All people in the organisation are guided by a willingness to change the world”, pointed out Guiscardo Urso, President of AIESEC Italia from 2015-2016.
In 2015 AIESEC started a partnership with the UN: thanks to this, the largest youth-driven organisation in the world is now a United Nations ambassador for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the 17 sustainable objectives that will guide us until 2030 and that were were launched by the UN in September 2015.
“The Sustainable Development Goals are very practical objectives. They can’t be achieved by States and governments alone, but through a cooperation among all social actors. Institutions, civil society, research bodies and organisations must come together to promote practical actions in order to achieve them", said Ilaria Lenzi, ENI Foundation Enrico Mattei.
Benedetta Turrin, AIESEC Italia's new President, presented the new national board. This year 7 out of 17 members of the board are international members:
“What interests AIESEC is diversity, which is meant as strength, not as weakness”.
LinkedIn Italia hosted the summit and organised a guided tour of the company’s headquarters.
Among the speakers on the agenda: Marina Fantini and Francesco Costanzo- LinkedIn Italia, Gianluca Brozzetti - P&G Alumni Italia, Alessandro Rimassa - TAG Innovation School, and Ilaria Lenzi – ENI Foundation Enrico Mattei.
AIESEC Italia is an organisation in constant growth. In 2015-2016 alone, more than 1300 university students got involved in AIESEC's international internships, while more and more companies and organisations choose to work with the largest youth-driven organisation in the world.