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National Stage in Greece 2016


The Greek Stage of the YPEF Contest was held on Saturday 23 of April 2016, all over Greece.
The Contest was organized by the Management Body of Parnitha National Forests Park, the General Directorate for the Development and Protection of Forests and Rural Environment and the local Forest Services.
159  teams  of  students  aged  13-17  years  old,  from  Secondary  and  High  schools  all  over Greece, participated to the contest. Congratulation to all the students for their effort.
The  Contest  language  was  English.  The  students  had  to  answer  to  50  multiple  choice questions,  concerning  the  Nature  and  Forests  in  Europe  and  in  European  Countries. According  to  the  ranking  score,  the  winning  team  is  that  consisting  of  Alexia-Myrsini Angelidou, Danai Dimitriou and Ioanna – Ariadni Kaneleti from the 3 rd  Secondary school of Alexandroupolis.  
The winning team will represent Greece to the European Contest which will take place on 28-30 September 2016 in Latvia.  
We wish to Alexia-Myrsini, Danai and Ioanna- Ariadni good luck and similar success to the European Contest.

National Stage in Ukraine


We invite you to participate in the national qualification round of the international contest „Young People in European Forests”
     In 2015 the team of Ukrainian pupils participated in the international contest „Young People in European Forests” for the first time. As a member of international team a young forester Andriy Halushka from Kirovograd region won the first place.
     The international contest „Young People in European Forests” includes two stages, the first of which is the national qualification round to select the team of pupils (at the age under 19). In 2016 (September) the final stage of the international contest “Young People in European Forests” will take place in Latvia.
     With the aim of selecting the team of Ukraine which will participate in the final stage of the international contest „Young People in European Forests” The National Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine and the Association of Foresters of Ukraine will conduct the national qualification round till 1 August 2016 along with the contest for the best school forestry.
     The members of the teams which will be prize winners of the contest for the best school forestry will have an opportunity to pass the interview to be included to the Ukrainian team participating in the final of international contest “Young People in European Forests”.
     The necessary condition to participate in the interview among the school forestries (which will be prize winners in the contest for the best school forestry) is the knowledge of English language, basics of forestry and orientation in the problems of the modern forest sector management of Ukraine.
     The test and interview will be held in English. The participants of the qualification round will get appropriate preparation materials – the booklet “Forestry of Ukraine” in English.
     On the international stage three official and one unofficial contests will be held. Official contests – testing of knowledge of forestry of Europe, practical contest checking the basic knowledge of forestry and the preparation of presentation on defined topic. The language of communication is English.
     The conditions of the contest as well as the learning textbook regarding the peculiarities of forestry in Europe will be put on the webpage of the contest
     More information

National Stage in Portugal


In Portugal the YPEF National Stage has two rounds. The first round will take place on the 15th of April in each of the schools. The best team of each school will follow for the second round and represent the school in the Nacional Final of the YPEF Contest, which will take place in 6th of May in a local appointed by the Nacional Commission.

National competition


  • The National Stage Contest YPEF in Austria will take place in May 2016 (09.35 a.m. – 12.00 a.m.) at the Technical Forestry High School Bruck / Mur (Styria), Dr. Theodor Körnerstrasse 44, 8600 Bruck / Mur.
  • The exact date is not fixed at the moment.
  • In Austria the Contest is organized by the Union of Austrian Foresters.
  • The Contest language is English. The Contest has two parts:

1st part: Test (answering a list of prepared questions about European forests)
2nd part: short PP-presentation of „Different issues about Austrian Forest`s”

  • Participants are students from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes - Forestry High School.

Estonian national competition has 3 stages:
1st stage: teams compose 10 questions using official booklet and send them by e-mail by 15th February. Questions: 2 about Europe, 2 about Estonia and 6 questions about other countries. In English.
2nd stage: Web quiz with 50 questions on 29th March. Each question has 4 answers from which one is correct. In English.
3rd stage: Estonian final on 16th and 17th May with quiz, practical assignments in the forest and poster presentation. Partly English, partly Estonian.


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YPEF 2015 European Final, Busteni, Romania

From September 21st to 25th, teams from 11 European countries had an undeniable pleasure to visit picturesque Bușteni (Romania), where the European Final of fifth edition of YPEF contest was held. 

Throughout these five days, participants had a chance to admire Romanian nature, see and hike through beautiful Bucegi Mountains, get to know each other and last but not least - learn about European forests.

Tasks of this year’s final was: 
- paper test
- field activities in the forest
- preparation and presentation of the posters on various forest related topics.

The winners of the YPEF 2015 European Final are:

1st place
Radosław Rzadkowolski (Poland), Galushka Andriy (Ukraine) and Halip Vasile (Romania)

2nd place
Tobias Ofner (Austria), Gytis Šaulys (Lithuania), Maria Inês Quelhas (Portugal)

3rd place
Marta Svalbone (Latvia), Maria João Couto (Portugal), Cocris Eduard (Romania)

Complete results table:

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