Gdansk will host the Euroskills 2023 edition, the biggest VET and skills excellence event in Europe

  • Gdańsk 2023 is the eighth edition of the biennial EuroSkills Competition
  • The competition will be composed by 43 skill categories within 6 industries

Gdansk will host the Euroskills 2023 edition, the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in Europe from 5 to 9 September. The event is held every two years (last edition took place in Graz, Austria) and it is organised by WorldSkills Europe together with 32 member Countries. EuroSkills brings together hundreds of young professionals from countries across Europe to compete for the chance to become the best in Europe in their chosen skill. DESTINE project promotes this event, which supports vocational and educational training in a space that seeks out the best projects on the continent.

EuroSkills Gdańsk 2023 will welcome 600 skilled young professionals under the age of 25 from 32 countries to participate in competitions and demonstrations in 43 different skills and trades. Around 100,000 visitors from across Poland and abroad are expected to attend.

During the event, projects will be promoted in a wide range of branches such as construction and building technology, creative arts and fashion, information and communication technology, manufacturing and engineering technology, transportation and logistics and finally, service industry. In total, there will be 43 skill competitions within sectors mentioned above.

More than 600 competitors will gather at EuroSkills, as representatives of the best of their peers nationally and are selected to compete at EuroSkills after taking part in national competitions held in WorldSkills Europe Member countries. At EuroSkills, competitors must demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for the skills they are studying and will perform in the future. EuroSkills Competitors are challenged to complete a test project or series of projects within strict time frames over the course of three days. The projects demand complex technical knowledge and capabilities that the young people are learning and mastering through their studies and work-place training.

Visitors to the free-admission competition will be able to watch the competitors in action and have the opportunity to try hands-on job-related skills at the many ‘Try-a-Skill’ demonstrations. The tens of thousands of school-aged young people who visit will be encouraged to turn their passions into a profession. Registration for the event is now open, and by clicking on this link, you can register to see it first hand the most skilled young European people.



Erasmus+ 2021-2027 is the European Union’s renewed programme in the fields of education and training, youth and sport, offering opportunities for all people and in all education sectors (School Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Adult Education). This new Erasmus+ is more international, more inclusive, more digital and greener, supporting digital transformation, inclusion and diversity, as well as the environment and the fight against climate change. With a budget of more than €28 billion, it will fund learning-related mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million people of all ages and from all backgrounds. “This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”


The Erasmus + DESTINE (DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment) project was born with the aim of promoting online professional training that ensures support for diversity, inclusion and tolerance, providing the necessary tools for all professionals and students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. DESTINE focuses especially on those vocational training students who need a learning environment adapted to their needs.

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