Green light for the final countdown
A huge welcome awaited the Swedish President of WorldSkills Europe Tommy Hellström and Board Secretary Teija Ripattila on 28th June 2017 in Vienna. Shortly before the session of the Economic Parliament of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, they met with representatives from the host country Austria to sign the official agreement marking the start of the countdown to EuroSkills 2020. Representing Austria were Federal Minister Harald Mahrer, President of Austria’s Chamber of Commerce Christoph Leitl, and Chairman of the EuroSkills 2020 Supervisory Board and Styrian Economic Chamber President Josef Herk. Now it’s official: in 2020, for the first time ever, the European vocational championships will take place in Austria, with Graz as the host city. 500 competitors from 28 member countries will participate in this mega event, and a further 100,000 visitors are expected to attend.