Poland is set to host EuroSkills 2023 following the recent decision by WorldSkills Europe to relocate the event away from the Russian Federation.  Earlier this month Russia and Belarus were suspended from WorldSkills competitions and EuroSkills 2023.  The eighth biennial EuroSkills event was originally scheduled to take place in St Petersburg in August 2023.

WorldSkills Europe approached the three member countries that had previously expressed intentions to bid to host the EuroSkills Competition 2027 – Germany, Luxembourg and Poland.  “After extensive discussions it was agreed by all parties that WorldSkills Poland should take up the enormous challenge of organising the EuroSkills Competition 2023 at such short notice,” a spokesperson for WorldSkills Europe said.  The spokesperson added that WorldSkills Germany and WorldSkills Luxembourg have expressed their “utmost support for WorldSkills Poland’s new bid” and have confirmed that they remain committed to plans for a joint bid to host the EuroSkills Competition 2027.

The exact dates and a city of the relocated EuroSkills Competition 2023 are still to be confirmed.  Further details will be released when available.  Skills competitions provide employers, colleges and independent training providers with a proven method of upskilling and developing young people from all backgrounds and abilities.

To enter the 2022 UK National Skills events, go to: https://www.worldskillsuk.org/skills/national-competitions/  If your organisation is employing young people why not see if they are up for the challenge these competitions bring.