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European Stage in Portugal!

ypef 05/04/2013

The European stage will take place in Vilarinho das Furnas Youth Hostel in the very heart of the National Park of Peneda-Gerês!
This Youth Hostel is located in the North of Portugal, where you'll find one of the most charismatic Youth Hostels in Portugal. Coming to this region it is certain to feel a deep, harmonious relationship with nature, and seeing plants and animals that are unique in the world.



Over 600 photos in the photocontest

ypef 03/04/2013

We finished collecting  photos for the FOREST IN WINTER photo contest. Altogether we received 592 photos from you. You can watch them all in the gallery on our website:

New!!! Photo gallery FOREST IN WINTER

Minister Janusz Zaleski about the YPEF contest.

ypef 24/03/2013

On April 2, will be 10 years from the start of activity of the Forest Friends Association in Poland. On this occasion,gavean interview Polish Deputy Minister of Environment Mr. Janusz Zaleski. You know him-he metwith the participantsof the firstYPEF final in September 2011, in Poland..Asked about theYPEF contestsaid: …it was a great pleasure and satisfaction for me to participate in the meeting with youths from many European countries and I supported the project of the contest with my whole heart – the contest in which young people from so many countries take part. I think it is an extremely important project, and before all, the project  that gives real results…. See the interview with the Minister Zaleski!


We finished the fourth question in the Forest Quiz!

ypef 18/03/2013

We know the results of the fourth, Portuguese question in the Forest Quize. The winners are:
1. Andreia Ribeiro,  Escola Secundária Professor José Augusto Lucas, Portugal
2. Aleksandra Giedrowicz,  Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących i Ekonomicznych w Lubsku, Poland
3. Kamila Chabros,  Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących nr2 im. Franciszka Dionizego Kniaźnina, III LO w Puławach, Poland.
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FOREST QUIZ - 4th question

ypef 21/02/2013

We inform, that the deadline for sending answers to the 4th question in FOREST QUIZ has been prolonged until 28th of February. We encourage all students to take part and send answers.

Tell your younger colleagues – drawing competition for children is prolongated– the works can be sent to Brussels by 7th March!

ypef 13/02/2013

ImageLET´S GO PAINTING! Drawing competition "What is the forest for me" is prolongated. Until 7th March you can send works to Brussels in the drawing competition for children, organized by the EU Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development. The competition is addressed for children at the age of 6-10 years. Young participants are requested to make a drawing (A4 format) expressing their vision of the competition theme. There can be a caption (up to 5 lines) written on the drawing, preferably in English, but other languages are admissible. The winner will receive a new iPad and a trip to Brussels (together with parents or tutors). Full information you can find on the website .