Media invited to register for EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023
Journalists, producers, press photographers, videographers, and official media representatives are invited to register to attend the EuroSkills Competition 2023.
Scheduled for 5 to 9 September 2023, EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 will welcome 600 talented young people from 32 countries to showcase their skills and compete for the chance to become 'Best in Europe' in more than 40 different trades and professions. Around 100,000 visitors from across Poland and abroad are expected to attend to cheer on the teams.
Gdańsk will become a city of stories, welcoming not only hundreds of young professionals, but also around 500 experts from industry and education, as well as political leaders and influencers, who will meet to discuss important issues and exchange new ideas related to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills in Europe.
The ultimate aim of EuroSkills is to help prepare the workforce and talent of today for the jobs of the future.
Media Registration Portal
The presence of the press and media is fundamental to the success and the empowering message of the WorldSkills movement. All media personnel that wish to attend EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 are required to register for Media Accreditation through the online registration system at the link below:
The purpose of Media Accreditation is to ensure that all journalists, photographers, film crews, and other official media representatives are provided with the appropriate level of accreditation required to access all relevant locations and services available to media.
Further information about the Competition and the media facilities and services offered are detailed in the EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 Media Guide.
Media Accreditation includes access to the Competition Venue (AmberExpo Exhibition and Congress Centre, Gdańsk), including Media Centre, Press Conference Room, Green Rooms, and Ceremonies Venue (Polsat Plus Arena, Gdańsk), as well as the opportunity to request media spots and back-stage access at Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Accredited media will also be invited to the official Competition Opening Press Conference on the first day of the Competition (6 September), the 6th International Congress on Education and Training (7 September), and to other media briefings that will be scheduled during the event.
WorldSkills Europe and EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 are looking forward to welcoming many media representatives to this eighth edition of EuroSkills – the first Competition to be hosted by Poland.
We promise to keep the media busy, informed, and entertained, from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies to the 6th International Congress on Education and Training, and, of course, during three action packed days of skill competitions.
A spectacular showcase of the most talented young professionals
For a taster of what to expect at EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023, take a look at the promotional trailer below.
Held every two years and organised by WorldSkills Europe together with 32 Member Countries, EuroSkills Competitions bring together hundreds of young people under the age of 25 to compete for the chance to become the Best in Europe in their chosen areas of professional expertise.
Competitors represent the best of their peers and are selected to compete at EuroSkills after taking part in national competitions held in their respective countries.
At EuroSkills, Competitors are challenged to complete a test project or series of tasks and projects within pressured timeframes and under strict codes of competitive practice over three days. The projects demand complex technical knowledge and capabilities that the Competitors are learning and mastering through their studies and workplace training.
Around 500 WorldSkills Europe Experts from industry and education accompany the Competitors at EuroSkills. The Experts work with the Competitors for up to two years in advance of the event, providing additional training to ensure the young people have the skills and techniques needed to perform to a world-class level of excellence.
The WorldSkills Europe Experts are also responsible for creating the test projects, which are each designed according to the highest industry-specific occupational standards.
Around 100,000 visitors from across Poland and abroad are expected to attend EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023. Visitors will be able to watch the young professionals showcasing their skills live as well as having an opportunity to try hands-on job-related skills at the ‘Try-a-Skill’ demonstrations that will be featured throughout the Competition halls.
Schedule of events
EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 will kick-off with an Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, 5 September, followed by three days of competitions, and concluding with a dazzling Closing Ceremony on 9 September, where awards including Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and Medallions for Excellence are presented to the highest scoring Competitors.
The most coveted accolade at EuroSkills is the Jos de Goey Best in Europe Award which is presented to the Competitor (or group of Competitors) who achieves the highest overall score out of all the hundreds of Competitors across all 40+ skill competitions.
United By Skills, We Can Change The World
An important landmark in Poland’s modern history, associated with solidarity and freedom, the city of Gdańsk is the host city of EuroSkills 2023.
The Competition will be an unprecedented event for Poland, bringing together the industrial, social, and education sectors.
Poland has been a WorldSkills Europe Member Country since 2017, and a WorldSkills International Member since 2018.
“The Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE) – WorldSkills Poland nodal organisation – has worked on broadening skills acquisition in formal, non-formal and informal education settings over the past three decades," said Paweł Poszytek, WorldSkills Poland Official Delegate and General Director of the Foundation for the Development of the Education System.
"This extensive experience made us eligible to organise such a large and complex event in just a short space of time," added Poszytek.
Such a huge challenge can only be achieved through the united effort of Sponsors, Partners, supporters, WorldSkills Europe Members, industries, governments, volunteers, educational institutions, and young people,” said Teija Ripattila, Chair of the Board, WorldSkills Europe.
"That is one of the reasons why the theme for EuroSkills 2023 is 'United By Skills'. We must be united like never before. United as a community and united as an inspiring movement that changes the lives of young people. United by skills, we can change the world,” Ripattila added.
EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 is organised in partnership by Poland’s Foundation For The Development Of The Education System (FRSE), WorldSkills Poland, WorldSkills Europe, the City of Gdańsk and AmberExpo Gdańsk.
For more information, visit euroskills2023.org.
Take a look at the highlights film below of the last edition of the EuroSkills Competition, which took place in Graz in September 2021.