Current participants

YIP welcomes up to 40 young people from around the world to join the program and supports them in their efforts to become the change they wish to see in the world, and to find their service and engagement in their own future and the future of our society and world.

These are the current participants:

Adela - Czech Republic


YIP12, Czech Republic
Ami - Australia/Japan


YIP12, Australia, Japan
Brian - Zimbabwe


YIP12, Zimbabwe
Charlotte - Netherlands


YIP12, Netherlands
Chiara - Germany


YIP12, Germany
Clarissa - Taiwan


YIP12, Taiwan
Daisy - Taiwan


YIP12, Taiwan
Elfine - Belgium


YIP12, Belgium
Esmée - Netherlands


YIP12, Netherlands
Hedwig - Netherlands


YIP12, Netherlands
Iduna - Netherlands


YIP12, Netherlands
Janne - Netherlands


YIP12, Netherlands
Johanna - Germany


YIP12, Germany
Jonas - Switzerland


YIP12, Switzerland
Kensho - Japan


YIP12, Japan
Leila - Australia


YIP12, Australia
Lina - Egypt/Germany


YIP12, Egypt, Germany
Lynette - Netherlands


YIP12, Netherlands
Maaike - Belgium


YIP12, Belgium
Michael - United Kingdom


YIP12, United Kingdom
Ruby - South Africa


YIP12, South Africa
Saci - New Zealand


YIP12, New Zealand
Stephanie - United Kingdom


YIP12, United Kingdom

The Current organising team

The organizing team is a passionate group of people that have made YIP their lifestyle, at least for the time being.

The team takes care of the curriculum design, all the planning, financing, logistics, arrangements and organization of the program. As they also live on campus, they coach, mentor and support the participants through their YIP experience. 

The team consists of some full-time members, who guarantee the longer term processes and responsibilities for the organization and the curriculum. In addition there are Assistant organizers, who join the program full-time, but only for some months of the year and with a specific focus that corresponds to the themes and focus of the curriculum at that point in the year. Next to these there are often volunteers that help make the community life with its many practical and logistical details run smoothly.

Severas Svedas

Movement Facilitator, massage therapist, Art of Hosting practitioner. I crave to establish the connection between my mind and my body in various contexts / scenarios – to acquire the ability to...

Portrait Reinoud Meijer
Reinoud R. Meijer

Reinoud organised, facilitated, initiated and founded a number of youth conferences, projects, and initiatives before co-founding the YIP program....

Isabel Chender

An avid listener and learner, Isabel believes that by creating conditions and practices for genuine collaboration we can begin to actualize our personal and societal possibilities. Through her...

Annie Meijer

Annie Meijer is a biographical counsellor with special interest in the increase, meaning and treatment of personality and mood difficulties. She has worked within the curative education movement...

Adéla Honigová

Over the last couple of years I’ve been involved with the International Youth Camp as both as a participant and as an organiser and I’ve been part of a student initiative at...

Naomi Richards

I have joined the team at YIP feeling called to be a part of work that is speaking to the questions the current moment is asking of us. I hold the view of the world as interconnected and see many...


The contributors are the change makers that bring the teachings and content to the program. They are the ‘bricks and mortar‘ for the intellectual, social-emotional and spiritual content of the program. In many cases they are social and societal entrepreneurs themselves and take a week out of their busy lives to come and share their knowledge and insights with the participants of YIP. Typically they join the program for a week and teach during the mornings. During this time they also participate in the community life of YIP. It is a wonderful chance for the participants to connect, build and deepen personal and informal relationships to these contributors who are often leading figures in various professions and leaders in their community.

This years contributors include:

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Please note: YIP is a ‘permanent improvisation‘, seeking to adapt to what participants are searching for and the current trends in our society. Due to this some information you find here is subject to change.

YIP Alumni

Each year the YIP program adds another group of alumni to the growing network. 

The program has many experiences, learnings, insights and developments as a result, but one of the biggest and most lasting results are the human relations that build over the 10 months of living and learning together. Alumni often refer to their year group as ‘their family’ in the positive sense of what that might mean. Now that YIP has been operational for many years, that network is stretching itself across all continents and starting to be a powerful community of change makers around the world. 

These are the Alumni of the YIP years so far.

Phoebe - Australia


YIP2, Australia


YIP11, Italy
Saci - New Zealand


YIP12, New Zealand
Elias - Sweden


YIP8, Sweden
Mackenzie - USA


YIP10, United States
Flora - Switzerland


YIP10, Switzerland
Dominique - New Zealand


YIP2, New Zealand
Clarissa - Peru/Germany


YIP8, Germany, Peru
Ennio - UK


YIP3, United Kingdom
Ella - South Korea


YIP10, South Korea
Sun - South Korea


YIP10, South Korea
Livia - New Zealand


YIP10, New Zealand
Martin - USA


YIP7, United States
Phillys - Taiwan


YIP10, Taiwan
Christianne - Netherlands


YIP1, Netherlands
Petri - Finland


YIP9, Finland
Daniel - Sweden/USA


YIP3, Sweden, United States
Curro - Spain/Gernamy


YIP2, Germany, Spain
Lenie - Belgium


YIP10, Belgium
Christof - Netherlands


YIP1, Netherlands

Partners and collaborators

YIP enjoys a growing network of initiatives, organisations and educations around the world. Some work together with the program on international internships, some on the parts of the curriculum away from Sweden and others contribute to the curriculum and the certification of the YIP course.

These are some of our current partners and collaborators

Please Note: YIP is involved with many organisations who will not all be represented here, if you would like your organisation represented please get in contact at [email protected] 

Alanus University

In 2016 YIP signed an agreement with the Alanus University in Bonn Germany. Through this collaboration your year at YIP can be credited towards the study PHASE (philosophy, arts and social entrepreneurship) up to an equivalent of 30 ECTS Credit Points, which is one semester out of six.

Art of Hosting

Art of Hosting a powerful leadership practicum as well as a daily pattern and practice for many individuals, communities, families, businesses and organisations.

Casa y Fábrica de Luz

Elderberries Cafe
and Haveseeds House

Elderberries Threefold Cafe is a small organic, vegan, gluten/soy-free café that strives to nourish the human as a whole. We see our work starting with providing healing, nourishing,food and drink, and ending with the creation of a world where every individual is allowed a dignified life truly worthy of the human being!

Föreningen SOFIA

Föreningen SOFIA an umbrella for a variety of project teams in Sweden. With inspiration from anthroposophy, they work with international development cooperation with local organizations around the world and in Sweden.


Inkiri Pirakanga

 Ecovillage Piracanga Ecovillage in Brazil will host from YIP10 on the program after the first 3 months. It is administrated by the Inkiri Community.


Kaospilots is a school to create positive societal change through personal growth and enterprise.


Knowmads a platform and school for people who want to make a positive difference in this world. 

Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation

An educational center located in the Kathmandu Valley that reinforces the wellbeing of local Nepali communities through sharing knowledge on sustainable and eco-friendly ways of living. 

Kulturcentrum järna

Kulturcentrum Järna.



Standing for  Movement for Imaginals for a Sustainable Society through Implementation, Organisation and Networking is based in the Philippines and works through the principles of Integral Sustainable Development (ISD) towards a sustainable society.

BTH Masters for Strategic Leadership for Sustainability

International Masters programme for Strategic Sustainability Leadership.


Sustainability Institute

A community based in Cape Town, South-Africa, that works on sustainable development through educational programs, community work and agriculture.

Shade Tree
Multicultural Foundation

ShadeTree, based in L.A, serves as an intentional community of mentors, elders, teachers, artists, healers, and advocates for the healthy development of children and youth.


Street Poets

STREET POETS Inc. is a non-profit poetry-based peace-making organization dedicated to the creative process as a force for individual and community transformation aiming to break the cycle of violence in the lives of at-risk and incarcerated youth, awakening them to their gifts.

Youth Section

An anthroposophical organization, organizing seminars, small study groups and international conferences throughout the world; supporting initiatives, facilitating internships, and conducting research on global youth issues.

Open masters