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About WorldSkills Europe

WorldSkills Europe is part of the global WorldSkills movement – a group of people and organisations, including WorldSkills International, that together advance the shared social objective of increasing the provision and development of skills.

We promote vocational, technological and service oriented education and training across Europe, working with young people, educators, governments, and industries to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.

We bring together young people, industries, and educators to give young skilled professionals the chance to compete, experience, and learn how to become the best in their skill of choice. Together with 33 WorldSkills Europe Member countries, WorldSkills Europe organises EuroSkills – the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in Europe.

Held every two years, EuroSkills sees hundreds of young people under the age of 25 from 33 countries come together to compete for the chance to become the Best in Europe in their chosen skill or profession.

From the traditional professions to multi-skilled technology careers in the industry and service sectors, supported by Members, partners, industries, governments, volunteers, and educational institutions, WorldSkills Europe 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 worlds.

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Mr. Ben Blackledge
United Kingdom
Chair of the Board

Ms. Christine Davatz

Mr. Patrik Svensson   
Chair, Competition Committee
Ms. Alina Fleaca   
Vice Chair, Competition Committee
Mr. Erik van der Zwan
The Netherlands
Member Engagement, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


Ms. Laurence Gates
United Kingdom
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Zsófia Csisár
Director of Sponsorship and Partnership
Ms. Aneta Mentel-Sadowska
Director of Administration and Member Services
Mr. Eugene Incerti
United Kingdom
Director of Competitions and Operations
Mr. Tom York
Director of Marketing and Communications
Ms. Delia Antoine Burdett
United Kingdom
Marketing and Communications Manager
Ms. Mirjam Bos
The Netherlands
Director of Finance
Mr. Jordy de Groot
The Netherlands
Competition and IT Coordinator


WorldSkills Europe Secretariat
Keizersgracht 241
1016EA Amsterdam
The Netherlands