Euroskills 2008: with the participation of Ján Figel'
End production: 18/09/2008 First transmission: 18/09/2008
EuroSkills 2008 took place from 18 to 20 September 2008 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. At the Ahoy exhibition centre, hundreds of talented and skilled young people and VET students from across Europe showed off their skills, through competitions and demonstrations. Many European trades were highlighted through individual and team competitions and demonstrations. EuroSkills 2008 was a perfect showcase for modern and traditional European trades, values and cultural heritage and therefore contributed significantly to the competitiveness and economic growth of Europe.
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||Exterior view of the Ahoy exhibition hall in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and arrival of participants
||Interior views of the entrance hall (2 shots)
||Arrival of Maxima, Princess of the Netherlands
||Cutaways of opening speeches (4 shots)
||Ján Figel', Member of the EC in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth, (in ENGLISH) saying that several conditions are needed to create an innovative society, the famous 3 T's : Talents, Technology and Tolerance; these young people are full of talents, which need to be developped
||Cutaways of Ján Figel' speaking (2 shots)
||Ján Figel' and Maxima visiting Euroskills competition (3 shots)
||Ján Figel' (in ENGLISH) saying that he is very happy that they got such participation: 400 talented, excellent young trainees, of 29 countries; it is many more than they expected; they need to popularise skills as they do for example with sport; why shouldn't we be the best as well with skills, which are so important for our societies, for our economies?
||Various shots showing Euroskills competitors at work (12 shots)