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Organizers

The non-profit organisation EuroSkills 2020 GmbH, wholly owned by the Styrian Economic Chamber, was founded on 13 October 2016, six months after Austria won the bid to host the event. This laid the foundations and since then we have been devoting all our efforts to preparing for the event. The non-profit organisation EuroSkills 2020 GmbH was established with the purpose of preparing, organizing and staging the European vocational skills championships EuroSkills Graz 2020.

Setting all these activities in motion in 2017 and preparing for the event in a professional manner requires a strong team. The two managing directors, Harald del Negro and Angelika Ledineg, immediately started to build this team. Important key areas, such as the technical management, need to be integrated from the very beginning. Stefan Praschl from the Institute for Research on Qualifications and Training of the Austrian Economy, who played a key role in the success of the bid to host EuroSkills 2020, has been supporting the management team since the company was founded.

The Supervisory Board includes the President of the Styrian Economic Chamber, Josef Herk, who is the Chairman and is responsible for representative tasks, the Director of the Styrian Economic Chamber, Karl-Heinz Dernoscheg, and its Head of Finance, Anton Lampl.

Management

Harald del Negro
Harald del Negro
CEO

+43 650 203 97 92
harald.Del-Negro@euroskills2020.at

Angelika Ledineg
Angelika Ledineg
CEO

+43 664 817 93 87
angelika.ledineg@euroskills2020.at

“EuroSkills 2020 is a magnificent and unique opportunity to make a lasting impact, to achieve change and to ensure that the positive energy and the European skills concept will continue to be passed on even after 2020. The enthusiasm and the willingness to become involved in organising the event have not wavered since the bid was won. The European vocational championships are more than simply an event that is being held in 2020. We will use this preparation time to define a great many lasting focal areas and highlights in the field of vocational education and the skilled workforce, under the umbrella brand ‘EuroSkills 2020 – We are Skills’. We see this project being as a key driver for lasting change.”

Team

Laura Hütter
Laura Hütter
Management Assistant & Office

+43 316 601 2020
graz@euroskills2020.at

“The number one skill in life is not giving up.”

Operations

Gerald Prabitz
Gerald Prabitz
Head of Operations

+43 316 601 2028
operation@euroskills2020.at

“A vocation is a calling, and young people need role models – what could be more satisfying than pursuing this vision.”

Bettina Bulfone
Bettina Bulfone
Operations
Volunteers

+43 316 601 2054
operation@euroskills2020.at

“There is nothing more exciting than to experience such a big event backstage.”

Thomas Burger
Thomas Burger
Operations
Logistics

+43 316 601 2027
operation@euroskills2020.at

“Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

Sonja Piro
Sonja Piro
Operations
Hospitality

hospitality@euroskills2020.at

“Do it with joy and you will be successful”

Competitions

Stefan Praschl
Stefan Praschl
Head of Competitions

technic@euroskills2020.at

“EuroSkills 2020 Graz: the best conditions for competition among Europe’s top young skilled workers!”

Lisa Sallmutter
Lisa Sallmutter
Competitions
Workshop Manager

competition@euroskills2020.at

“EuroSkills2020 – Clear the stage for young, dedicated professionals of their trade!”

Thomas Wurditsch
Thomas Wurditsch
Competitions
Technic

+43 316 601 2023
competition@euroskills2020.at

“My goal for EuroSkills 2020 is to always stay on top of things.”

Sponsoring

Christina Oppelz
Christina Oppelz
Head of Sponsorship & Sales

+43 316 601 2022
graz@euroskills2020.at

“I have personal experience as a participant in a skills competition. This is what makes me all the happier to help make EuroSkills 2020 an unforgettable event.”

Marketing & Communication

Eva Sonnleitner
Eva Sonnleitner
Head of Marketing & Communication

+43 316 601 2053
communication@euroskills2020.at

„Communication is the key to success – Make it happen!”

Andreas Glawogger
Andreas Glawogger
Marketing & Communication
Marketing

+43 316 601 2052
communication@euroskills2020.at

„The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.“Henry Ford

Sarah Gritsch
Sarah Gritsch
Marketing & Communication
PR & Communication

+43 316 601 2026
communication@euroskills2020.at

“I have the social media skills for EuroSkills 2020.”

Laura Koch
Laura Koch
Marketing & Communication
Marketing

+43 316 601 2024
communication@euroskills2020.at

“Those who act while others are still talking are a great step ahead in life.” – John F. Kennedy

Anna Zebinger
Anna Zebinger
Marketing & Communication
Production, Website

+43 316 601 2024
communication@euroskills2020.at

“You can communicate efficiently only by thinking out of the box.” – Tobias Bremshey

Partnership & Events

Birgit Witrisal
Birgit Witrisal
Head of Partnership and Events

+43 316 601 2025
partnersandevents@euroskills2020.at

“I always have a plan.”

Gunrich Ebner
Gunrich Ebner
Partnership and Events
Special Events

+43 316 601 2029
partnersandevents@euroskills2020.at

“Doing the old in a new way – that is innovation.” – Joseph Alois Schumpeter

Natalie Kainz
Natalie Kainz
Partnership & Events
WSE & Guest Support

+43 316 601 2051
partnersandevents@euroskills2020.at

“When talent meets passion, success happens!”

Peter Kroath
Peter Kroath
Partnership & Events
Try a Skill

+43 316 601 2050
partnersandevents@euroskills2020.at

“Try a skill is a unique opportunity for young people to get to know jobs and their opportunities!”

Maria Ulrich
Maria Ulrich
Partnership and Events
VIP & Protocol, Member Support

+43 316 601 2051
partnersandevents@euroskills2020.at

“A profession is the spine of life” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Finance & Admin

Stefan Rieser
Stefan Rieser
Head of Finance & Admin

finance@euroskills2020.at

“I love being part of EuroSkills 2020.”

Daniela Posch
Daniela Posch
Finance & Admin
Controlling

finance@euroskills2020.at

“Don’t wait for opportunity – create it!”