The IVN Youth Consultancy Office (in Dutch) lets young people share thoughts with companies and (governmental) organisations about sustainable and social issues. In the Eastern Scheldt, for example, they explored sand hunger, disturbances of harbour porpoises and tidal energy.
The programme is for young people between 12 and 18 years of age who follow secondary education or vocational education. They are curious and unbiased: they break mindsets, open the eyes of decision-makers and stimulate innovation in organisations.
In order to make a difference for organisations, they conduct research, enter into discussions with experts, propose creative solutions and present these findings to the client. This allows the client to get to work right away.