Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about EuroSkills 2020. What are the vocational championships all about? Which organisation is responsible for it and how will EuroSkills 2020 be run?
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28 member countries
40-45 skills and trades
Up to 100.000 visitors
16 September 2020: Opening day: conferences, training sessions, opening ceremony
17 – 19 September 2020: competitions, seminars, conferences and side events as part of the supporting programme
20 September 2020: closing ceremony with presentation of awards
The detailed programme will follow.
- Throw the spotlight on highly trained and skilled workforces
- Provide an international showcase for companies
Allow comparison of education systems
Candidates who achieve a score of more than 700 points (out of a possible 800) but do not qualify for a medal will receive the “Medaillon for Excellence” diploma.
For the EuroSkills2020 event, some 55 volunteers were recruited to ensure the smooth running of the competitions. One or two managers are needed for each category of skill/profession. They will be responsible for organising and setting up the workshops and will receive extensive training and preparation in these areas. During the European Skills Championships 2020 in Graz they will then be responsible for correctly setting up their assigned working areas and ensuring that the competitions run smoothly.
A mega event on a European scale cannot be staged without the support of many willing helpers. This is why about 500 volunteer helpers are sought, who are willing to do all they can to make the competitions a success. They will be important representatives during the event, ensure that the event on site is organised in a professional manner and play a key role in shaping the impression made on national and international guests alike. Thanks to the volunteers it will be possible to host up to 100,000 visitors, about 600 competitors from 28 nations and approximately 100 sponsors.
About the organisations
SUCCESSES (since 2008)
- 199 Austrian competitors
- 111 Austrian medals
(96 in individual events and 15 in team events)
- 33 Austrian “Medallion for Excellence” achievement diplomas
EuroSkills is the main event for implementing these goals. EuroSkills has been developed in collaboration with the WSE members. All European countries are entitled to join WSE; membership is compulsory for participating in the EuroSkills competitions.
WorldSkills is an international vocational skills contest staged every two years. WorldSkills International, a non-profit organization founded in 1953 and with its General Secretariat in the Netherlands, is the body responsible for the vocational skills championships.
WorldSkills’ mission is the ongoing revaluation of the image of skills and trades, industrial and service occupations and of vocational education worldwide – in an innovative manner. WorldSkills currently has almost 70 member nations.
The main focus of the vocational skills championships is the international competition. It gives young people up to 22 years of age from all over the word the opportunity to showcase their professional skills in about 45 disciplines on an international stage.