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European Year of Skills

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I submit my event to the interactive map of events? 

Please submit your event via this online form. In around 10 working days, your event will appear on the map. 

How can I find the GPS coordinates of my event? 

There are several online programmes that can help you determine the GPS coordinates of your event. If you would like to use Google Maps, please follow the following steps: 

  1.  Open Google Maps.  
  1. Insert the location of your event. 
  1. Right-click the place or area on the map (red symbol) 
  1. This will open a pop-up window. You can find your latitude and longitude in decimal format at the top. 
  1. To copy the coordinates automatically, left click on the latitude and longitude. 

I added my event via the survey, but I do not see it on the  map of events. Why? 

All submitted events are reviewed before publication to ensure that they correspond to the objectives of the Year. Please allow 10 working days for your event to appear on the map.  

Can I update information on my event after submitting it via the survey? 

Unfortunately, updates are not possible. We would encourage you to gather all necessary information (including relevant links) before submitting your event. 

How can I discover events taking place near me?  

You can find all events and activities taking place near you via the interactive map, visible in the website homepage. To filter events by date, location or subject, please use the filter options on the left side of this page.  

Can I use the European Year of Skills logo to promote my event? 

Once your event is featured on the map, you are encouraged to use the European Year of Skills logo and communication material to promote your event. You can also use your own logo and visuals, but please take note of the visual guidelines. To download the logo, please access the communication toolkit. It also includes a ready-to-use PowerPoint template, visual signatures in different languages and formats, a picture database and other valuable communication material. 

How can I contact my National Coordinator? 

Please find a list of National Coordinators, including their contacts, here

I would like to share my skills story or testimonials on the European Year of Skills website 

We are eager to hear your story! We are looking to collect and promote both stories about successful skills’ projects or your own upskilling and reskilling experiences that helped you to boost your career and/or changed your life. For more information on how to submit your story, check here. You can always contact us to EMPL-SHARE-YOUR-SKILLS-STORYatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EMPL-SHARE-YOUR-SKILLS-STORY[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) for more information on story.  

I have further questions or requests about the European Year of Skills. Whom can I contact? 

If your questions concern how you can participate in the Year in your region/country, please contact your National Coordinator. If you have questions on EU level events, please contact EMPL-EY-SKILLSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EMPL-EY-SKILLS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu).