Current participants

YIP welcomes 20-40 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:

Agustina - Argentina / Italy

Agustina

YIP15, Argentina, Italy
Amber - New Zealand

Amber

YIP15, New Zealand
Anders - Spain / Netherlands

Anders

YIP15, Netherlands, Spain
Anna - Denmark

Anna

YIP15, Denmark
Billy - United Kingdom

Billy

YIP15, United Kingdom
David - Germany

David

YIP15, Germany
Dowon - South Korea

Dowon

YIP15, South Korea
Elias - Germany

Elias

YIP15, Germany
Ellie - United Kingdom

Ellie

YIP15, United Kingdom
Farranika - United States

Farranika

YIP15, United States
Flynn - United States

Flynn

YIP15, United States
Fynn - South Africa

Fynn

YIP15, South Africa
Il-hwan - South Korea

Il-hwan

YIP15, South Korea
Iona - United States

Iona

YIP15, United States
Irene - Spain (Basque)

Irene

YIP15, Spain
Johannes - Germany

Johannes

YIP15, Germany
Kathi - Germany

Kathi

YIP15, Germany
Katie - United Kingdom

Katie

YIP15, United Kingdom
Kaya - Germany

Kaya

YIP15, Germany
Kenzie - United States

Kenzie

YIP15, United States
Leila - Canada

Leila

YIP15, Canada
Lidewey - Belgium

Lidewey

YIP15, Belgium
Linse - Belgium

Linse

YIP15, Belgium
Linus - Germany

Linus

YIP15, Germany
Luna - United States

Luna

YIP15, United States
Miriam - New Zealand / Germany

Miriam

YIP15, Germany, New Zealand
Nell - Belgium

Nell

YIP15, Belgium
Noam - Austria

Noam

YIP15, Austria
Peter - United States

Peter

YIP15, United States
Quinne - New Zealand

Quinne

YIP15, New Zealand
Seoyoung

Seoyoung

YIP15
Sève - France / United States

Sève

YIP15, France, United States
Soetkin - Belgium

Soetkin

YIP15, Belgium
Soma - United States

Soma

YIP15, United States
Sunjoo - South Korea

Sunjoo

YIP15, South Korea
Tara - United States

Tara

YIP15, United States
Yander - Belgium

Yander

YIP15, Belgium

The 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.

Ami Cochrane

Ami grew up in Australia and Japan, and attended Waldorf schools K-12. Upon graduating, her wish to help conserve the wild led her to study Animal Ecology. Questioning the reductionist approach...

Janne Bierens

Is a Waldorf graduate and studied Humanistic Studies and Clinical and Developmental Psychology in the Netherlands. During her time in university she explored many facets of being human. From the...

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....

Annie Meijer

Annie Meijer (BA, MSc, BACPaccred) is a Biographical Counsellor and Biography work facilitator and trainer. She has run accredited trainings in Biographical Counselling in the UK and has...

Alice Machin

The last four years I’ve had a lot of practical experience working in four different farms and gardens in the area. The last growing season I was at Under Tallarna, a CSA market garden from March...

Tessa - Netherlands
Tessa van Ruitenbeek

My concern for the climate and ecological crisis together with my motivation to contribute to a solution made me decide to study Environmental Sciences in the Netherlands. During my studies I...

Pippin Ibell

I was born in England to Kiwi parents. I spent my first 8 years there before my family moved back to New Zealand. I attended Waldorf Schools my entire education. After graduating high school, I...

Dajin Lee

I was born and raised in South Korea where I attended a Waldorf school. During the school years I thrived in creative fields like art and music, specifically in collaborative areas such as...

Contributors

The contributors are the change makers that bring the teachings and content to the program. They are the 'bricks and mortar‘ for the intellectual, socio-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 is starting to become a powerful community of change makers around the world. 

These are the Alumni of the YIP years so far.

Anna - Belgium

Anna

YIP8, Belgium
Ayano

Ayano

YIP11, Japan
Anna - Ireland

Anna

YIP1, Ireland
Skye - New Zealand

Skye

YIP3, New Zealand
Friederike - Germany

Friederike

YIP14, Germany
Niko - Germany

Niko

YIP5, Germany
Jelmer - Netherlands

Jelmer

YIP13, Netherlands
Linda - Germany

Linda

YIP6, Germany
Jozefien - Belgium

Jozefien

YIP5, Belgium
Cailtlyn - Australia

Cailtlyn

YIP4, Australia
Ethel - Zimbabwe

Ethel

YIP8, Zimbabwe
River - USA

River

YIP4, United States
Iduna - Netherlands

Iduna

YIP12, Netherlands
Sandra - Germany

Sandra

YIP5, Germany
Pieter - Netherlands

Pieter

YIP2, Netherlands
Safa (Manal) - Yemen

Safa (Manal)

YIP8, YIP9, Yemen
Irvine - Zimbabwe

Irvine

YIP6, Zimbabwe
Ayman - Palestine

Ayman

YIP1, Palestine
Kim - Netherlands

Kim

YIP3, Netherlands
Jonas - Switzerland

Jonas

YIP12, Switzerland
Nadine - Netherlands

Nadine

YIP8, Netherlands
Eloah - Brazil

Eloah

YIP5, Brazil
Andrea - Spain

Andrea

YIP4, Spain
Mindy - Sweden

Mindy

YIP4, Sweden
Brian - Zimbabwe

Brian

YIP12, Zimbabwe
Maria - Portugal

Maria

YIP5, Portugal
Madalena - Portugal

Madalena

YIP5, Portugal
Matisse - Belgium

Matisse

YIP3, Belgium
Eun

Eun

YIP11, South Korea
Mackenzie - USA

Mackenzie

YIP10, United States
Ediane - Brazil

Ediane

YIP2, Brazil
Lauryn - Canada

Lauryn

YIP1, Canada
Sun - South Korea

Sun

YIP10, South Korea
Amy - UK

Amy

YIP2, United Kingdom
Mary - Canada

Mary

YIP2, Canada
Diane - Canada

Diane

YIP7, Canada
Maaike - Belgium

Maaike

YIP12, Belgium
Edda - Germany

Edda

YIP14, Germany
Emmi - Finland

Emmi

YIP1, Finland
Corinna - Switzerland

Corinna

YIP4, Switzerland
 

Partners and collaborators

YIP enjoys a growing network of initiatives, organisations and educations around the world. Some work together with the program on 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.

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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.

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Casa y Fábrica de Luz
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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!

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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.

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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.

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Kaospilots

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

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Knowmads

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

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Navdanya Biodyversity Farm

Navdanya is an Earth Centric, Women centric and Farmer led movement for the protection of Biological and cultural Diversity. 

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Kulturcentrum järna

Kulturcentrum Järna.

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Mission

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.

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MSLS
BTH Masters for Strategic Leadership for Sustainability

International Masters programme for Strategic Sustainability Leadership.

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Sekem

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Sustainability Institute

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Open masters

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