This year - 2015, a new IARU Region 1 (Europe/Africa) amateur / ham radio Youth Contesting Program (YCP) will commence.
Youth members from IARU Region 1 member societies are invited to take part in a contest from so called “Top-Gun” stations. Younger HAM’s will learn how to operate the contest station, improve their contest skills and will aim for the best results together as a team.
A youngster will probably be coming for the first time to the host country and will get the chance to not only share and develop his/her amateur / ham radio knowledge, but to also sample the local customs and culture of the host country.
Youth Contest Program - http://www.ham-yota.com/youth-contesting-program/
IARU Region 1 - http://iaru-r1.org/