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Elimination in Poland.

On Wednesday the 18th April took place in Poland the elimination of the second edition of the YPEF contest. The competition was attended by nearly 2500 teams from more than 500 middle schools and high schools. Qualifying took place in about 250 schools YPEF. Currently the results are being send to the YPEF  National Contest Commission. More information see


Konkurs w Zespole Szkół Szkoła Podstawowa i Gimnazjum im. Ziemi Kujawskiej w Dąbrowie Biskupiej XCIX Liceum Ogólnokształcące z Oddziałami Dwujęzycznymi im. Z Herberta Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących Nr 1 II Liceum Ogólnokształcące w Olsztynie

NCC Austria meeting.

On 26th of March took place the National Contest Commission meeting in Austria. Commision decided the National Contest will take place in Bruck / Mur on 24th of April 2012.
The language of the National Stage (also PR and information) is English. More information see


Sagadi, Estonia - place of European final stage of the second edition of the YPEF contest.

On 26-27th of September winning teams from European counties will meet together in Sagadi, Estonia. Sagadi manor complex is from 18th century. It is situated in the Lahemaa National Park, only an hour drive from Estonia capital city Tallinn. The location has access to nature paths, the seashore, picturesque villages and other manors. Well known is also the Sagadi forest museum.


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Greece has joined to the Contest!

0n 27th of March 2012 Greece joined to the second edition of the YPEF International Contest. The Management Body of Parnitha National Forest Park  will organize the National Stage of the YPEF contest in Greece. We welcome very cordially Anna Derveni, Georgia Votaki, Anestis Sampanidis, Panagiota Krentiri and Christos Kakaletris from National Contest Commission Greece and we wish them lot of success in the YPEF project. Welcome to the Contest!

First round in Hungary.

46 schools, approximately 100 teams took part in the first round of the second edition of the YPEF national stage contest in Hungary. The organizers of the race in Hungaryare  the National Forestry Association and the Kitaibel Paul High School Biology, Environmental Studies .


Mr. Janez Potočnik - European Commissioner for Environment took over patronage for the second edition of  YPEF contest!!


Mr. Janez Potočnik - European Commissioner for Environment On the 21st of December Dr. Janez Potocnik  - European Commissioner for Environment sent a letter to the YPEF International Contest Commission informing that he takes over patronage for the second edition of YPEF contest.


“… I fully endorse your approach aiming at both integration and education. It is important to keep the attention high on forest protection, especially in the interest of the youngest generations. I welcome this initiative and I am happy to provide my patronage for this event. …”



Message of Mr. Janez Potočnik - European Commissioner for Environment to participants of the second edition of YPEF contest.


Thank you Mr. Commissioner for your support to our initiative!