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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 31 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 young people, 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


Mrs. Teija Ripattila
Chair of the Board


Mr. Guillaume Suteau  
Chair Competition Committee

Mr. Patrik Svensson   
Vice Chair Competition Committee


Mr. Terry Cooke
United Kingdom
Treasurer - Board Secretary

Mr. Ben Blackledge
United Kingdom
Board Member


Laurence Gates: Chief Executive Officer
Eugene Incerti: Competition Manager
Jordy de Groot: Competition and IT Coordinator
Maria Atzmon: Administration and Membership Service Coordinator
Tom York: Marketing and Communications Manager
Mirjam Bos: Financial Manager
Zsófia Csiszár: Sponsorship Manager


WorldSkills Europe Secretariat
Keizersgracht 241
1016EA Amsterdam
The Netherlands