The first European Skills competition took place from 18-20 September 2008 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
During this first edition over 420 European young professionals from 30 European countries participated during 3 days in 50 competitions. Both individual as team challenges. Also a lot of ‘have a go activities’ especially for visitors, made this European event a perfect overall experience of the latest European Skills standards.
More than 25.000 visitors from different backgrounds were inspired by this new European event. Besides young students, representatives of public and private partners and the business sector, as well as several European governmental agencies and educational institutions visited the first edition of EuroSkills.