Poland was invited to submit a bid to host EuroSkills 2023 only three months ago following the decision by WorldSkills Europe to relocate the event away from the Russian Federation.

“We look forward to working closely with WorldSkills Poland and all organising partners to deliver an unforgettable Competition in Gdansk in 2023, uniting people through skills and showcasing the highest standards of excellence of young professionals from across Europe,” Ripattila, Chair of the Board of WorldSkills Europe added. (worldskillseurope.org)

The organizer and coordinator of the WorldSkills competition is WorldSkills Europe, part of the global WorldSkills movement - a group of people and organizations that pursue a common social goal which is to improve professional competences and develop skills. In 2020, WorldSkills International celebrated the 70th anniversary of the first WorldSkills competition, and the organization has grown to include 85 member countries and regions. The WorldSkills and EuroSkills competitions are held in an alternating formula every 2 years. 

WorldSkills Germany and WorldSkills Luxembourg also won a unanimous vote at the WorldSkills Europe General Assembly (16 June, Krakow) in favour of their joint bid to host EuroSkills in Düsseldorf in 2027.