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Results of the International Final in Hungary!


17Tetiana NovosolovaUkraineHerman RullEstoniaArne SommerGermany3332,913,479,3
29Maria Carmen LesanRomaniaJan MessnerCzech RepublicWojciech WegrzynPoland2834,313,375,6
36Veronika MaksakovaUkraineAlin Patric BanRomaniaBenjámin UriHungary3231,911,475,3
48Yevheniia DubrovaUkraineAndré BalsaPortugalHelene MayerhoferAustria3033,410,373,7
55Lukas GrammelhoferAustriaMatous HrubanCzech RepublicDarius SavelLithuania2929,114,772,8
62Martti VankerEstoniaTreitler BrigitteAustriaBruna CorreiaPortugal2931,312,372,6
74Imre BoldizsárHungaryRugilé AndrejevskytéLithuaniaLenka BarnetováCzech Republic3129,511,972,3
83Horatiu-Gabriel PlaianRomaniaMonika VidutoLithuaniaFriedrich LeukhardtGermany2732,511,971,4
910Lili BalsaiHungaryKamila BugajPolandAna PintoPortugal2430,911,466,3
101Jakub CzolowskiPolandMark RathsmannGermanyMadis ReemanEstonia1929,113,661,6


Congratulations for all participants of the Final!

YPEF 2017 International Final in Hungary

Hungary has been waiting for you!”


The international final of the seventh YPEF contest will be organized in Hungary, in Sopron (27- 30 September), in the city, which is the home of the forestry higher education in Hungary. The organizer is the Hungarian Forestry Association.

The students from different countries will compete in international teams, which will be assembled in the first day evening. These teams will have to solve the tasks in the official YPEF contest (test and outdoor activities in forest). W e hope the detailed rules are well known to everyone:

We would like this year's European competition to come to an exciting, interesting event and fair rivalry, where students can learn about the culture and the natural values of the organizing country as well. To do this, beside the usual competitive tasks, we will present our country: language, culture, food, folk customs. For example:

· during the contest typical Hungarian dishes will be offered (adults can get acquainted with Hungarian wines as well);

· in the first evening – as an icebreaking event – the students will take part in a playful quiz about Hungary. In this way we would like to encourage you all to read and learn more about our country; (Learn more about the competition venue, Sopron, the most loyal Hungarian town:

  • and last evening we organize a so-called ‘dance house’ (“Táncház” in Hungarian) to deepen our friendships. The ‘dance house’ is a typical Hungarian form of folk culture preservation. In the ‘dance house’ you can get to learn and even try the Hungarian dances. Do not forget to bring suitable footwear and clothing! (Girls, do not leave your skirts home!);

See what this means in the practice:

· in addition, this year will not be only one winner: everyone has more chances to win, because we announce several winners .

We will provide students and their companions with useful information in several channels at the right time. Stay tuned…!

Contest Commission Hungary

National Stage Contest YPEF in Austria – 18th of May 2017!


The National Stage Contest took place on 18th of May 2017 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 Helene Mayerhofer, Brigitte Treitler and Lukas Grammelhofer.

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

HR Ing. Wolfgang Schweighofer

(President of National Commission)

National Stage in Germany


The German national competition for the contest „Young People in European Forests” 2017 was completed successfully in July.

The winner of the National Stage is a team from the Humboldt-Gymnasium in Eberswalde. The national competition is organized by the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde and the Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald – Landesverband Brandenburg e.V.
In 2017 the two partner institutions publicly called for student groups, aged 14 to 19, to produce a short film about forests, including ideas about economic, social and environmental issues of management. All contributions to the contest showed great ideas regarding the environment and advanced skills in video production.
A jury selected the short film of the following students: Mark Rathsmann, Friedrich Leukhardt, Arne Sommer as the winner.

The winning team has the right to represent Germany at the European Final of “YPEF” in Sopron, Hungary in September 2017.

National Stage in Hungary


The YPEF 2017 national final completed successfully.

The winner of the National Stage is the Baár-Madas Református Gimnázium’s team. 11 high schools’ 31 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 the forest fire and its relevance in the domestic 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:


Baár-Madas Ref.Gimn.

Lili Balsai

Imre Boldizsár

Benjamin Uri


Baár-Madas Ref.Gimn.

Edina Farkas

Phyllida Hamilton

Tímea Török


Roth Gyula Erdészeti, Faipari Szakképző Iskola és Kollégium

László Takács

Laura Bagi

Mátyás Varga


Kecskemét Katona József Gimnázium

Vivien Görög

Réka Szőke

Péter Juhász



Petra Fromann

Katalin Szoltsányi

Júlia Tardy


Roth Gyula Erdészeti, Faipari Szakképző Iskola és Kollégium

Attila Erdődi

Bence Okres


Teleki Blanka Gimnázium

Anna Erdélyi

Larina Szabados

Emília Csonka


Bársony István Mezőgazdasági Szakképző Iskola

Gergő Rácz

Róbert Király


Esztergomi Dobó Katalin Gimnázium

Máté Szén

Gergő Sárik

Péter Baki


Bársony István Mezőgazdasági Szakképző Iskola

Levente Zevegyi

Soma Ráhai

Máté Varga


Kiss Ferenc Erdészeti Szakképző Iskola

Imre Bíró

Félix Bucin

Levente Chudi

The winning team has the right to represent Hungary in the international final, which will be held in autumn 2017 in Hungary (Sopron).

For more information:


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