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During the meeting of the YPEF International Contest Commission in Warsaw on 7th of December 2011, the second edition of the YPEF International Contest about forests and forestry in Europe has been announced. Organizations from eleven countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia have already declared participation in the contest.
National stage contests will take place between 1st of February and 31st of May. Winning teams from European countries will participate in the European Final Stage contest in Sagadi, Estonia on 26th – 27th of September 2012. We invite youths from other European countries to participation in the YPEF 2011/2012 International Contest!
|Estonia is a leader of the YPEF second edition. Kristi Teppo from Estonian Society of Foresters coordinates aplication to the EACEA grant and preparations of the European Final in Estonia. On the picturte: Kristi is talking about preparations to the second edition of the contest.|
|From left: Līga Zute–Abizāre, Estonia, Maciej Białecki, Poland and Andreia Avila, Portugal draw questions for national stages of the second edition of the contest.|
|Diplomas for contribution to the first edition of the contest were handing to the following persons: Andreia Ávila , Thomas Baschny, Stephanie Gotza (diploma handed to Mrs. Astrid Schilling), Laszlo Hoczek, Pál Kovácsevics , Egle Mankevičienė , Wolfgang Schweighofer, Kristi Teppo and Liga Zute-Abizare.On the picture: Egle Mankevičienė and YPEF ICC chairman Andrzej Kawalec.|
During the meeting 9 persons were invited to the YPEF International Commission.
|From Austria - Mr. Wolfgang Schweighofer, Union of Austrian Foresters;|
|Czech Republic - Mr. Marek Šuba, Czech Forestry Society;|
|Germany - Mr. Moritz Wenning, Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald (SDW) des Landes Brandenburg;|
|Hungary - Mr. Pál Kovácsevics, Hungarian Forestry Association;|
|Latvia - Mrs. Līga Zute–Abizāre (left, replaces Mrs. Inga Pētersone) and Mrs.Laura Zalcmane, Tērvetes meža izglītības centrs;|
|Lithuania - Mrs. Egle Mankevičienė, Forest Friends Association;|
|Portugal - Mrs. Rosário Alves (left) and Mrs. Andreia Ávila (replaces Mrs. Joana Bateira), Forestis - Associação Florestal de Portugal.|
We wish a lot of success in the YPEF activity!