YIP is helping to Save Our Soils

YIP is partner in the Save Our Soils Campaign! Just like previous years, YIP is partnering with Nature & More from the Netherlands for the Initiative Forum 2013. Each year we give them something in return for their generous sponsoring with Organic Fruit & Vegetables. Last year we helped with the Bees Love Organic campaign, and this year we will be focussing on Saving Our …

Who am I becoming? — Stephanie McAlister

Thursday, November 28 2012 YIP. Orland Bishop’s week.. Where shall I begin.. who am I becoming? What of this have I shared with you? Have you wanted to see it? Why have I kept some away? Where have you gone, your thoughts… I want an understanding of how creation manifests. Is that not interesting to you? Ways of doing and …

YIP Friends Campaign: 10.000 SEK!

Just a few weeks after launching our friends campaign, we are already passing the 10.000 SEK mark! 50% of the commitment to make YIP possible comes from our Participants and Alumni themselves, who believe in what we do. Are you helping us get passed 20.000?

Initiative Forum 2013

WE SEE a world where people strive towards positive global change, in areas ranging from community building to social justice to environmental sustainability to economic renewal. These changemakers are able to imagine a better world by perceiving things anew. They are able to truly see, without judgement or prejudice. It is this kind of seeing that brings wisdom, and allows for …

A New YIP Website

We have been working hard for weeks to release a new version of the YIP Website, and here it is! It might not look verry different for you, but everything behind the scenes has changed. We have setup systems that makes managing YIP’s online and offline presence a lot easier. We are very happy with the new setup, but since …

Opening YIP5

We have accepted participants for YIP5 from Germany, USA, Brazil, Belgium, Finland, France, Portugal, Canada, South Korea, Sweden, India, Netherlands & South Africa. YIP is turning 5! We will be celebrating the beginning of a new year on Sunday 26 August at 16:00. Afterwards we’ll have a picnic in the gardens of Kulturcentrum Järna. Join us for this celebration! Practical: …

Make a Buzz about the Bees

Make a Buzz about the Bees Bees are having a hard time lately; they’re dying in droves. YIP and Initiative Forum are collaborating with Nature & More to help the bees! Nature & More sponsored all of the organic fruit and most vegetables at Initiative Forum, and provides us with organic flower seeds. Now we ask for your help in …

Recommendations to Rio+20 from YIP4 Participants

Recommendations to Rio+20 from YIP4 Participants Memorandum to the organising committee of the Rio+20 conference, June 2012, from the Participants of the International Youth Initiative Program in Järna, Sweden Memorandum to the organising committee of the Rio +20 conference, June 2012, from the Participants of the International Youth Initiative Program in Sweden Introduction The International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) is …

YIP Update, May 2008

By Reinoud Meijer (Holland), May 2008 It is an incredible position to be organizing YIP. We are like the bees buzzing around the network, which is like a rich garden and everywhere we get to, YIP can bring something that is beyond what is there already and at the same time YIP receives the substance it ‘lives’ of. We want …

Reasons for YIP

By Reinoud Meijer (Holland), May 2008 I saw a video of a German professor recently, who spoke at a conference. He was telling how his father used to say that what separated man from animal was stupidity. It took him 54 years in which he was an advocate for sustainable development to have to admit that there is a lot …