YIP is a one-year English course in initiative and social entrepreneurship that is intended for young people aged 19 to 25. The participants explore personal development and the ways of society, and they develop skills that will enable them to make a positive contribution to today’s society. YIP teaches the participants to take the initiative by combining theory and practice, with international secondment places opportunities and experienced leaders. YIP aims to nurture the creative energy of 40 youngsters every year from all over the world and put them into direct contact with the needs and expectations of the local society. YIP is a programme given by the Vårdinge By Folkhögskola, and also hosts public lectures and open courses.