International Internships 2014

The YIP-International Internships were closed this year with two mornings of inspiring presentations by the participants, a magical interactive dance-performance by the Amsterdam-group, and a sparkling community dinner where our local community came to share a meal and look at the tables the participants had prepared with their internship books, pictures and objects they had brought back. Some of the …

YIP in Transition

We asked Rose Nekvapil, one of the founders of YIP, to write a few words for our newsletter. She had complete freedom in choosing what she wanted to bring, and this is her article: It has been wonderful to stand back and watch YIP move forward with a completely new carrying team. From the beginning, the idea was that YIP’s …

Initiative Forum 2014

15 – 20 April 2014 Järna, Sweden Initiative Forum is an annual conference hosted by the Youth Initiative Program in Jarna Sweden. It is hosted by and for people who want to enact positive change in the world. It is a space for learning, inspiration, networking, and collaboration. Participants can come to share and learn about initiatives for change from …

Happy Holidays

We wish you all Happy Holidays and we look forward to working with you in 2014! Make sure you check out our YIP Mittens Auction Buy your holiday gift and support an organisation you love at the same time! Donate to YIP and win a pair of mittens! Bid for a pair of YIP mittens starting at SEK 350. See colours and …

Fabula Collective

Sandra and Melanie, both YIP alumni, co-founded an initiative some months ago: Fabula Collective vzw – New Myths New Forms (www.fabulacollective.org). Fabula Collective vzw is a multidisciplinary collective of four young women, who each have developed their own interests and field of work and are now living and working together in the thriving city of Gent (Belgium). Their common interest is the …

Classroom alive is reaching Athens!

Classroom Alive – Sweden to Greece – is a 6-month walking studies across Europe. By stepping out of the brick and mortar classroom, the students has taken up their individual questions and brought them into relationship with the diverse realities of the people and places they meet along the route. www.classroomalive.com Classroom Alive was founded by three YIP Alumni, and it has since it’s start …

Holacracy

As YIP transitions from an initiative to an organisation, the YIP6 team decided to implement a new organisational structure called Holacracy to facilitate this transition. Holacracy is a social technology that distributes authority within organisations through a series of circles and sub-circles, each of which has specific roles and accountabilities. One of the main strengths of Holacracy is that it …

YIP6 so far – Olga Bloemen

Last week’s contributor Marcel de Leuw introduced a reflective exercise: to think back at the day and rewind it in your head like a video, speedily but minutely. Still, Marcel stressed, it is not so much important to ask what you did, but what happened to you –the processes you were in and the ways you responded to them. Asking …

The YIP House

Six years ago, the Youth Initiative Program was launched as a pioneer project by the 5 enthusiastic founders who we all know: Ani Hanelius, Pernilla Fogelqvist,  Reinoud Meijer, Rose Nekvapil, and Susanne Hansen. These five young entrepreneurs set about building their dream house, a house that could host a group of young idealists from around the world for a year …

YIP6 is here!

This year we have accepted 20 participants, from 11 countries. One participant, Irvine Muzuva from Zimbabwe has yet to arrive due to Visa logistics, but we are expecting him in the next few weeks. We look forward to welcoming him when he arrives. The opening ceremony took place on Sunday, September 15th. The newly inaugurated participants walked down the traditional …