1. YIP Newsletter April 2017 – Spring

    Spring is slowly arriving. The season still seems somewhat unsure, with occasional snowfall and chilly nights. Nature is readying itself for the busy time ahead. Everywhere little green buds are popping out of the dead-looking stems, and here and there […]

  2. YIP Newsletter March 2017 – Inward and Outward

    Following the gesture of the daylight, the curriculum took an inward and more personal turn. We began exploring our own inner dimensions with less and less distraction from outer events and happenings. This part of the journey in YIP has […]

  3. YIP Newsletter March 2017 – IF: Major Content Update

    Introduction This newsletter is ALL about Initiative Forum (IF). YIP9 have been working hard getting everything ready for the 9th April (so soon!). We now have a clearer picture of how the week will look and who will be coming to […]

  4. YIP Newsletter end of 2016 – Initiative Forum

    Seasonal greetings from everyone at YIP9, Here in Ytterjärna we are getting ready to leave Tallevana for the next two months. Firstly we will enjoy a bit of a break, some of us going to see family, friends and also […]

  5. YIP Newsletter December 2016 – Inner quiet; inner flame

    Following the autumn break comes the ‘inner block’ for YIP, time to let the darkness turn us inwards, to reflect and to explore the hidden corners, the dimly lit corridors of our souls. We encourage this, as in the past […]

  6. YIP Newsletter September 2016 – Landing feet; landing hearts

    The locals speak of September as the month of a ‘second summer’, and the late afternoon sunlight streaming through the YIP office windows agrees. Wasps buzz lazily on a light breeze, the apples are all red now and hanging ripe, […]

  7. Sunset

    YIP Newsletter August 2016 – It’s that time of year again

    It’s that time of year again Here in Ytterjärna the nights are beginning to darken and the apples are turning red. The sun is slowly kissing us goodbye and cool winds herald the arrival of autumn. Here in Ytterjärna there […]

  8. YIP Newsletter June/July 2016 – The Great Wide Open

    The epic splash from the twenty-five souls thrown softly into the Järnian pool has long ago been reabsorbed.  The ripples, which ebbed and bounced in beautiful arcs and coils for almost a year, have also departed for new horizons. As […]

  9. Alanus University and YIP: In Cooperation

    Recently The International Youth Initiative Program has signed a cooperation agreement with Alanus University in Bonn, Germany, and more precisely, with the Institute of Philosophy and Aesthetics at the University. Alanus University has developed fast over the last 20 years and now has a […]

  10. YIP Newsletter May 2016 – Beginning to End

    The end is approaching with a rapidity that seems to persistently increase.  Yet to pause in a moment, has Time fade to the background or drop away completely and what is left is blissful.  Laughter issuing from open windows as the […]