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WorldSkills Competition 2023: Lyon will be the host city if France is selected

On The February 5, 2019

If France is chosen to host the WorldSkills Competition in 2023, it will be held in the city of Lyon. Every other year, this international competition celebrates the top young professionals in over 50 professions. The Université de Lyon is partnering with the city to support its candidacy.

The WorldSkills Competition is the largest skills competition in the world and is held every two years by the WorldSkills International organization. It provides an opportunity for young professionals under the age of 23 from 80 countries to take part in an international competition held in one location.

The latest event was held in 2017 in Abu Dhabi, drawing over 150,000 attendees and 1,251 competitors from 59 countries. The next event will be held in August 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

Lyon’s candidacy

In October 2018, France officially declared its candidacy to host the 2023 WorldSkills Competition, with the support of the President of France. Following a study led by the WorldSkills France supervisory board, Lyon was selected as the host city for the French application.

The Métropole de Lyon decided to involve all of its local and regional economic partners in the candidacy. The project is being steered by the “Grand Lyon, Esprit d’entreprises” (GLEE) governing body, which includes the CCI Lyon Métropole Saint-Étienne Roanne, the Chambre des métiers et de l’artisanat Lyon Rhône, the CPME du Rhône, the MEDEF Lyon Rhône and the Université de Lyon.

The Université de Lyon is committed to supporting the city in getting the players of higher education in Lyon involved in supporting the country and region’s application for this major international competition.

The host country for 2023 will be chosen by the WorldSkills member countries on August 20, 2019.

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