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

Adela

YIP12, Czech Republic
Ami - Australia/Japan

Ami

YIP12, Australia, Japan
Brian - Zimbabwe

Brian

YIP12, Zimbabwe
Charlotte - Netherlands

Charlotte

YIP12, Netherlands
Chiara - Germany

Chiara

YIP12, Germany
Clarissa - Taiwan

Clarissa

YIP12, Taiwan
Daisy - Taiwan

Daisy

YIP12, Taiwan
Elfine - Belgium

Elfine

YIP12, Belgium
Esmée - Netherlands

Esmée

YIP12, Netherlands
Hedwig - Netherlands

Hedwig

YIP12, Netherlands
Iduna - Netherlands

Iduna

YIP12, Netherlands
Janne - Netherlands

Janne

YIP12, Netherlands
Johanna - Germany

Johanna

YIP12, Germany
Jonas - Switzerland

Jonas

YIP12, Switzerland
Kensho - Japan

Kensho

YIP12, Japan
Leila - Australia

Leila

YIP12, Australia
Lina - Egypt/Germany

Lina

YIP12, Egypt, Germany
Lynette - Netherlands

Lynette

YIP12, Netherlands
Maaike - Belgium

Maaike

YIP12, Belgium
Michael - United Kingdom

Michael

YIP12, United Kingdom
Ruby - South Africa

Ruby

YIP12, South Africa
Saci - New Zealand

Saci

YIP12, New Zealand
Stephanie - United Kingdom

Stephanie

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.

Nil Roda

Teamwork – Facilitation – Human Connection With a decade of experience leading and coaching youth internationally, Nil knows how to catalyzes trust and human connection in teams. Since 2014, he...

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...

Mien
Mien Stoffels

Over the last five years, Mien has worked for several organizations in Belgium’s non-profit cultural sector. Holding a degree in Literature & Linguistics (English-Italian) and Business...

Camilla
Camilla Schütt

After finishing high school Camilla wanted to break out of the little bubble of her hometown and family she grew up in and decided to join the Youth Initiative Program. The year became a journey...

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, 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.

Camilla

Camilla

YIP11, Germany
Christianne - Netherlands

Christianne

YIP1, Netherlands
Ivy - Brazil

Ivy

YIP8, Brazil
Kathrin

Kathrin

YIP9, Switzerland
Jonas - Switzerland

Jonas

YIP12, Switzerland
Melchior - Netherlands

Melchior

YIP1, Netherlands
Fumi - Japan

Fumi

YIP4, Japan
Aylah - USA

Aylah

YIP7, United States
Iduna - Netherlands

Iduna

YIP12, Netherlands
Joaquin - Bolivia

Joaquin

YIP3, Bolivia
Lena - Germany

Lena

YIP6, Germany
Stephanie - Canada

Stephanie

YIP5, Canada
Johanna - Brazil

Johanna

YIP2, Brazil
Roi - Israel

Roi

YIP7, Israel
Anatoli - Sweden

Anatoli

YIP1, Sweden
Saci - New Zealand

Saci

YIP12, New Zealand
Curro - Spain/Gernamy

Curro

YIP2, Germany, Spain
Linda - Germany

Linda

YIP6, Germany
Elisa - Germany

Elisa

YIP5, Germany
Vivian - Brazil

Vivian

YIP7, Brazil
 

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.

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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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KRMF
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. 

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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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