With EuroSkills 2020 we are organising a major event of European standard. Here you can find everything you need to know about the event, the competition, our heroes and much more.
EuroSkills – European Championship of Professions
EuroSkills is a vocational skills competition which is staged as a European championship every two years. The focus is on the outstanding achievements of young greatest talented skilled professionals up to 25 years in about 45 European occupations. Some 650 active participants compete in vocational categories from the industrial, craft and service sectors.
EuroSkills will take place in Austria for the first time in the competition’s history – the venue will be Graz. The EuroSkills 2020 team is working tirelessly to make the European Skills Championships an unforgettable experience. At the same time, it is to be an opportunity to make vocational training more attractive in the long term and to counteract the shortage of skilled workers by highlighting various career opportunities. The overriding goal is to anchor the skills idea in the hearts of as many people as possible so that it will be carried on beyond the event.
The focus of EuroSkills 2020 is on vocational competition. All eyes will be on the 650 or so international participants who will give their best in a three-day competition to win one of the coveted medals for their nation. The competition itself consists of 6 different professional categories and about 45 professions. Each profession is given its own competition area where the young professionals can show off their talent.
Participants will be competing for the title in the following categories:
Construction and Building Technology
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
Information and Communication Technology
Creative Arts and Fashion
Transportation and Logistics
WorldSkills Europe is the body ultimately responsible for the European vocational skills championships, EuroSkills. It is a non-profit member association founded in 2007 and headquartered in the Netherlands. WorldSkills Europe raises awareness of the importance of high-quality vocational education and training for Europe, and of the need for highly trained and skilled workforces in Europe, in order to make the European Union even more competitive. It currently has 30 member nations, including almost all EU members, the United Kingdom, European Economic Area countries and the Russian Federation. The President of WorldSkills Europe is Ms. Dita Traidas.