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State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine held a national stage of international contest "Young Peoples in European Forests"


May 23 State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine held a national stage of international contest "Young Peoples in European Forests".  Selection was conducted by State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine and the Association of Foresters Ukraine.
31 forestry students from Volyn, Kiyv, Cherkassy, Chernivzy, Zhytomyr, Poltava and Kirovohrad regions as well as Malyn and Shazk colleges took part in the competition.
At national stage there were three components of the contest on:
• general knowledge of Ukrainian forest and forestry.
• ability to understand the forest related issues.
• ability to communicate in English on forest related issues.
The first place were taken by team from the Volyn region, second place was shared by teams of Chernivzy and Poltava region. Third place was shared by teams of Kiyv and Kirovograd regions.

Young People in European Forests - Youth in European Forests 2017/2018 in Poland


On May 22, 2018. in the Crystal Hall of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, the National Final of the 8th edition of the International Competition at YPEF Young People in European Forests - Youth in European Forests 2017/2018 in Poland took place.

Rozpoczęcie finału Laureaci I miejsca
Uczestnicy finału 2018

Fot. Martyna Majda.

Based on the results from the elimination to the final stage, 21 teams of three were qualified, all of whom entered the final competition.
As a result of the evaluation of the completed test work, a ranking list of teams was created.
To participate in the European final in Lithuania, the team representing the Second High School in Raciborz was qualified under the supervision of Mrs. Bogumiła Bąk, composed of: Karolina Kubala, Dominika Gala, Artur Handziuk.
We would like to congratulate ALL PARTICIPANTS of the final stage and especially the teams from the first 6 places that achieved high scores.

National Stage in Hungary of YPEF VIII


The YPEF 2018 national final completed successfully.
The winner of the National Stage is the Kecskeméti Katona József Gimnázium’s team. 11 high schools’ 33 students got into the national final and compared their knowledge with each other.
The national competition is organized by the Hungarian National Forestry Association and the ‘Kitaibel Pál high school biology and environmental study contest’.
The students participating in the final had to solve a test about the European forest and forestry, and had to make a scientific poster about a tree species in the Hungarian forests. The scientific posters produced by the teams one by one represented a very high standard, not only one even at university level.

The teams and their students:

National Stage in Hungary of YPEF VIII

The winning team has the right to represent Hungary in the international final, which will be held in autumn 2018 in Lithuania.
For more information:

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YPEF VIII edition announced!

The eighth edition of the YPEF contest announced!

The YPEF International Commission announces the eighth edition of the international contest Young People in European Forests.

National stages of the contest will be held between 1st of February and 1st of August 2018. The European Stage will be organized by Lithuanian Foresters Association  and will take place in autumn 2018 in the place indicated by the organizers from Lithuania.
Below we publish the Rules of YPEF contest 2017/2018:

Rules of the YPEF contest 2017/2018
and educational materials for YPEF 2017/2018:


Welcome to the YPEF VIII !
We wish you success!

Dr. Michał Orzechowski - the new YPEF IC Chairman!


From 1st of January 2018, Dr. Michał Orzechowski, Vice - Dean of Forestry Faculty of Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland will be the new YPEF International Commission Chairman. He is a forester and the university teacher. From the first edition of the YPEF contest is very closed to the YPEF programme. We wish him many successes and further development of the YPEF idea!





VII Edition of International Contest YPEF

          VII Edition of International Contest YPEF         


YPEF 2017 International Final in Hungary

ZdjęcieZdjęcieThe best teams of 10 European countries gathered between 27-30 September to compare their knowledge on forests in Sopron city, which is the home of the forestry higher education in Hungary.

In the final high school students’ teams with mixed nationality competed with each other. Beside their knowledge their creativity was deciding too. The international team consisted of Ukrainian, Estonian and German members won the "Young People in European Forests" contest in Hungary. In addition, however, there was a way of competing between national team as well.

The competition was held for the seventh time this year. Its aim was for young people to get acquainted with European forests, forestry and their role in nature and environment protection. I addition they had to get an objective image on the preservation of the natural resources, and the necessity of the sustainable forest management in their narrower environments and on a European scale too.

Students of Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine participated in the international final.


Three contests were held in Sopron:

  • “Who knows more about Hungary?” quiz (national teams)

o 1st place: Austria

o 2nd place: Romania

o 3rd place: Poland

  • Country and Forest” presentation (national teams)

o 1st place: Germany, Hungary (with the same score)

o 2nd place: Estonia, Romania (with the same score)

o 3rd place: Portugal

  • Young People in European Forests” contest (international teams)

o 1st place: Tetiana Novosolova (Ukraine), Herman Rull (Estonia), Arne Sommer (Germany)

o 2nd place: Maria CarmenLesan (Romania), JanMessner (Czech Republic), Wojciech Wegrzyn (Poland)

o 3rd place: Veronika Maksakova (Ukraine), Alin PatricBan (Romania), Benjámin Uri (Hungary)


See the pictures here:


Congratulations to the winners!

Dear students, teachers! The YPEF 2018 contest is scheduled to be launched at the end of this year. The National and International Contest Commissions invite all students to participate in the YPEF event in 2018! The next year YPEF international final will be held in Lithuania.


Join us next year as well!