WorldSkills Europe is a non-profit member organisation that promotes vocational, technological and service oriented education and training across Europe.

We promote skilled careers in 30 Member countries, working with youth, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.

We bring together youth, industries, and educators to give young people the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice.

From the traditional trades to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by partners, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WorldSkills Europe is a movement of change that is making a direct impact on raising the level of skills throughout Europe.

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


WorldSkills Europe Board of Directors

Ms. Dita Traidas

Mr. Stefan Praschl     
Chair of the Strategy Committee

Mrs. Teija Ripattila     
Vice Chair of Strategy Committee

Mrs. Zsófia Csiszár     
Vice Chair Competition Committee

Mr. Guillaume Suteau  
Chair Competition Committee

Mr. Francis Hourant

Mr. Terry Cooke
United Kingdom
Treasurer - Board Secretary


Laurence Gates: General Manager
Eugene Incerti: Competition Manager
Jordy de Groot: Competition and IT Coordinator
Maria Atzmon: Administration and Membership Service Coordinator
Tom York: Digital Editor
Mirjam Bos: Financial Manager


WorldSkills Europe Secretariat
Keizersgracht 241
1016EA Amsterdam
The Netherlands