International competition "Young people in European forests" includes two stages - at the national level teams of students (under 19 years) are selected, which then take part in the finals of the competition at the international level. According to the results of the lottery contestants are combined into international teams of three and in this composition perform tasks. The language of communication at the competition is traditionally English.
The competition program includes three stages: a test of young people's knowledge of the biology of forest plants in Europe, their growth and distribution conditions, flora and fauna; knowledge of legislation to protect and conserve nature in Europe and the main directions of environmental management of European countries, as well as the main types of forest management. The second task was to make and present posters on forest themes. The youth also performed practical tasks in the Tervet Nature Park.
In 2015, for the first time a team of Ukrainian schoolchildren took part in the international competition "Young People in European Forests" with the assistance of Kirovogradske regional forest and hunting management departments. Andriy Galushka, a pupil of Pidlisnenski Teaching and Educational Complex, together with representatives of Poland and Romania won first place in the competition.
Since 2016, the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine has been conducting national selections for the International Competition "Young People in European Forests".
In 2017, Ukrainian schoolgirls from Poltava region took 1st, 3rd and 4th place in the international teams.
In 2019, Kirovograd schoolgirls took 2nd place as part of the international team (Czech Republic).
For more information, please visit http://www.ypef.eu/