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YPEF International Commission meeting in Porto

ypef 12/08/2013

On 27th of June the members of YPEF International Commission met in Porto to discuss the organizational issues concerning the YPEF contest Final which will take place in Portugal in September this year.
The representatives of YPEF IC also had a chance to visit the Peneda Geres National Park. where the final will be held. We are sure that the national winners are going to have a really great time there during the Final.
We also discussed matters concerning the YPEF contest’s 4th edition which is going to take place next year. You can expect very much modified educational materials for the next edition, which we hope will be even more interesting for the participants. More Info »

National stage in Germany

ypef 15/07/2013

In Germany the National stage contest „Young people in European Forests” 2012/13 took place at the end of May /beginning of June 2013. The contest has been organized by the Faculty of Forest and Environment of the University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde.

Three schools from 3 cities took part at the contest with teams of 2 to 3 pupils:

  • Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium, Eberswalde (7 teams)
  • Barnim Gymnasium, Bernau (7 teams)
  • Freies Joachimsthaler Gymnasium, Joachimsthal (3 teams)

Altogether 49 pupils took part at this first contest of YPEF at least. The pupils were at the age of 13 until 17 years. The tests were carried out in the schools by the organizers themselves or students of the Faculty of Forest and Environment. 
The best team is a group of young people at the age of 16 to 17 years from the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium in Eberswalde.

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YPEF National Stage in Portugal

ypef 20/06/2013

The national stage of YPEF contest in Portugal – the host country of this year’s final is finished.

The winning team who is going to represent Portugal on the final is: Ana Rita Pinto Ferreira and Marina Isabel Martins Bento from the 11th grade of school Agrupamento de Escolas de Valongo.

At the national stage the team received the score of 72,5 points.


YPEF National Stage in Poland

ypef 03/06/2013

On the 21st of May 2013 took place in the Warsaw University of Life Sciences the Final of the national stage of YPEF contest in Poland. In the final participated 37 teams with the best score achieved in the YPEF qualifying contest which was held in schools around Poland.

The best team on the final with 47 points was the team of students from II High School in Racibórz: Katarzyna Franiczek, Filip Taratuta and Kamil Przybyła. They will represent Poland in September on the European Final – congratulations!

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YPEF National Stage in Greece

ypef 20/05/2013

The Greek Stage of the YPEF Contest was held on Saturday 20 of April 2013. The Contest was organized by the Special Secretariat for Forests, the Management Body of Parnitha National Forest Park, and the local forest services.  

134 teams of students participated to the contest. Congratulation to all the students for their effort. 

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YPEF National Stage in Lithuania

ypef 1705/2013

On 3th of May at the Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology took place the Lithuanian national stage of the third edition of YPEF 2012/2013 contest.

11 teams were registered for the contest, unfortunately just 6 of them were able to participate on the contest day. The highest score was 71,1 out of 100, the lowest – 33,1 out of 100.

The first place and the right to represent Lithuania at the Europan stage of YPEF in Portugal took young forest friends: Dominykas Tunaitis, Augustė Skačelytė, Rugilė Kėžytė from Šepeta Alma Adamkienė Basic School of the Kupiškis Region.

Lithuanian winners Lithuanian winners More Info »