The YPEF contest is addressed to pupils from European countries. The task is the promotion of European forest areas, the sustainable development in forestry and the biodiversity in European nature. The contest is organized by organizations from participating countries. They constitute the YPEF International Commission.
There are two stages of the contest. The National Stage Contests includes answering questions concerning the forests in all the European countries. The organizations and institutions participating in the contest produce textbooks and other materials about forests in their countries.
The European Stage Contest is a workshop for pupils being the national winners. They are trained to cooperate and discuss the problems of nature and environment above the state borders and barriers. The last edition of the contest’s final was hosted by Hungary.