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 …

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 …

YIP: Walking the Talk on Community Engagement

By: Ani Hanelius (USA), April 2008 There are not many places in this world where a young person can come and say, “I want to change the world!” and be told in response, “Ok, we want to help you reach that goal.” Yet this is exactly what the new Youth Initiative Program (YIP) set to begin this August in Järna, …