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The National Stage of YPEF VII in Ukraine


The National Stage in Ukraine of international contest “ Young people in European Forests”  was held on Thursday 8 of June 2017. The Contest was organized by the State Forest Resource Agency of Ukraine and the Forester Association of Ukraine.
10 best forestry students from Zhytomyr, Kirovohrad and Poltava and regions participated to the contest.
Congratulations to all the students for their participation and effort!
At national stage competition was divided on 3 parts:
• testing general knowledge of Ukrainian forest and forestry.
• ability to understand the forest related issues.
• ability to communicate in English on forest related issues.
After evaluating the results the National Commission declared as the winner of the YPEF National Stage the team from the Poltava region:
Dubrova Yevheniia;
Maksakova Veronika;
Novoselova Tatiana.
The winners will participate at the European Stage, which will be held in Sopron (Hungary), 27th- 30th September 2017.
Natalia Tarasova

YPEF VII edition announced!

The seventh edition of the YPEF contest announced!

The YPEF International Commission announces the seventh edition of the international contest Young People in European Forests. National stages of the contest will be held between 1st of February and 15th of September 2017. The European Stage will be organized by Hungarian Forestry Association and will take place in Sopron, Hungary in the last week of September 2017.
Below we publish the Rules of YPEF contest 2016/2017:

Rules of the YPEF contest 2016/2017
and educational materials for YPEF 2016/ 2017:


Welcome to the YPEF VII !
We wish you success!

Read more: VI Edition of International Contest YPEF

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YPEF European Final 2016 in Latvia!


On 28-30 September 2016 took place in Latvia the European Final of the VI edition of the   International Contest  YPEF. The best teams from Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Ukraine arrived to Jaunmokas Palace, where new international teams have been created.  The final games took place in LVM Natura park in Tervete.

Winners are:

1 place:  Evrim Düzenli from Germany, Kristīne Krastiņa from Latvia, Eszter Anna Váradi from Hungary;

2 place:  Rugilė Andrejevskytė from Lithuania), Mārtiņš Robežnieks from Latvi, Sylvya Pasca from Romania;

3 place:  Maximilian Bubna-Litic from Austria, Ioanna-Ariadni Kaneleti from Greece, Katarzyna Leszczyńska from Poland.


All results of the YPEF Final 2016 click here
Photo gallery click here
Congratulations for winners and all participants of the YPEF European Final 2016 in Latvia!
Special thanks for organisers:  Latvian State Forests, in particular for Liga Abizare and Anda Sproge!

National stage in Germany 2016


YPEF is testing the knowledge about forests and creativity of young people between 13 to 19 years. It will be organized in 10 european countries. To be won are prizes in kind and the winner team of the national stage will take part at the international Forest conference 2016, which takes place in Latvia this year. At this conference from 28th of September to 30th of September 2016 the winners of all participating countries come together to discuss the status and the future of european forests. Exciting forest activities and field trips will be part of the programme. More Info »

National Stage Contest YPEF in Austria – 30th of May 2016!


The National Stage Contest took place on 30th of May 2016 at the Technical Forestry High School Bruck / Mur (Styria), Dr. Theodor Körnerstrasse 44, 8600 Bruck / Mur.

In Austria the Contest was organized by the Union of Austrian Foresters
The Contest language was Englisch.

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

Participants are students from the - Forestry High School.

Winners are Maximilian Bubna Litic, Andreas Katzbauer and Alexander Höfer.

They will go in outumn, accompanied by members of the National Commission (Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Hintsteiner, Ing. Schweighofer and Ing. Baschny) to the International Contest in Latvia.

Ing. Thomas Baschny
(President of National Commission)