Governance and Activism | YIP - The International Youth Initiative Program

Governance and Activism

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12 Sep - 16 Sep - 08:45 - 12:30

Course Description 

This course is an introduction to political systems and seeks to activate individual agency in society. It covers topics such as climate change, social inequality, threats to democracy and human rights while addressing the challenge of every person ́s responsibility in political and economic life. Gerald shares his experiences, challenges, threats and opportunities while working as an anthroposophist in politics and in public life in a European context. He works with questions such as: How can we meet our responsibility for the social future of mankind? (How) Can we act in public affairs without having to become a politician? Does Rudolf Steiner ́s impulse for a threefold social organism have any meaning and relevance for today?


Open Course 

“Governance & Activism” is an open course! It runs from Monday – Friday from 9:00am-12:30pm with a Fika (coffee break) in between.

Anyone can apply to participate by contacting

Places are filled on a first come first serve basis.


This year (2022-2023) YIP has limited capacity to house guests. Therefore we might have to ask you to arrange your own accommodation. Please be in touch with us as soon as possible to reserve a YIP guest room. If our guest room is not available we will bring you in contact with other guest accommodations on the campus.


YIP can provide you with breakfast supplies (coffee, tea, cereals, milk / oat milk, toast, butter, jam, peanut butter).

You are welcome to join for lunch (biodynamic vegetarian meal) and/or dinner (biodynamic vegetarian meal cooked by YIP participants).


  • Course only: 1500 SEK
  • Course with Food: 2000 SEK
  • Course with Food & YIP Accommodation (if available): 2500 SEK

Gerald Häfner

Gerald Häfner is a German politician who served as an Member of the European Parliament for Alliance ’90/The Greens between 2009 and 2014. He has had three separate spells as a member of the Bundestag between 1987 and 2002. In 1980 he was one of the founding members of the Greens. Gerald has a deep connection to anthroposophy and currently …

Tracy Abenaa Osei-Tutu

Tracy Abenaa Osei-Tutu is an artist, activist, flow space designer and passionate human being.  In her work she tries to identify social levers which will create profound change, a skill she deepened in her study of political science. She believes in the transformative potential of the youth, the wisdom that indigenous cultures hold and Asase Yaa’s (Mother earths) inherent revolutionary …

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