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:
The Organising team
Leonora Maria Meier Nielsen
Reinoud R. Meijer
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:
Barbara Philomena Schnetzler
Brenno Kaschner Russo
Dr. Gopi Krishna Vijaya
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Marcel de Leuw
Reinoud R. Meijer
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.
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.