WorldSkills Europe is a nonprofit member association that promotes excellence in the field of skills and competence development. The organisation raises awareness of the importance of professional excellence and high quality vocational education and training for Europe.

WorldSkills Europe connects members, international industry partners, governmental agencies and educational institutions on an European platform to promote vocational education and training excellence and encourage world class standards of skills and competences in Europe. Moreover, it provides a unique means of exchange and comparison of European-class competency standards in the industrial trades and service sectors of the global economy.

Skills are the foundation of modern life. They are the driving force behind successful careers and companies, thriving industries and economies. Skills keep the world working

Board of Directors:


Ms. Dita Traidas Latvia President
Mr. Stefan Praschl Austria Chair of the Strategy Committee
Teija-Ripattila-150x150 Mrs. Teija Ripattila Finland Vice Chair of Strategy Committee – Board Secretary
Zsofia-Csiszar Mrs. Zsófia Csiszár Hungary Vice Chair Competition Development Committee
Guillaume-Suteaujpg Mr. Guillaume Suteau France Chair Competition Development Committee
Francis-Hourant Mr. Francis Hourant Belgium Communications
Mr. Terry Cooke Canada Treasurer


Laurence Gates: General Manager
Eugene Incerti: Competition Manager
Jordy de Groot: Competition and IT Coordinator
Maria Atzmon: Administration and Membership Service Coordinator
Zaineb Al Hassani: Digital Editor


WorldSkills Europe Secretariat
Keizersgracht 241
1016EA Amsterdam
The Netherlands