Participate in EU Code Week 2018!

EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement celebrating creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. It aims to give programming more visibility, to show people of all generations how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills, and bring motivated people together to learn. This year, it will take place from 6 - 21 October.

The initiative was first launched in 2013 by the Young Advisors for the Digital Agenda Europe. The European Commission supports EU Code Week, as part of its strategy for a Digital Single Market.

Better Internet for Kids (BIK) shares Code Week's aspirations to develop 21st century competences such as computational thinking, problem solving, creativity, teamwork and analytical skills, especially among younger generations. Teaching children and young people programming is also a good way to educate them about digital literacy and online safety

Learning coding can empower younger generations to be at the forefront of a digitally competent society, to better understand the world around them, and to get better chances to succeed in their personal and professional lives. This is why all schools and teachers are encouraged to participate in EU Code Week, with a website dedicated to them. Code Week provides participating schools and teachers with free professional development opportunities, teaching materials, international challenges and opportunities to exchange.

Since its launch in 2013, EU Code Week has expanded its reach very quickly. Last year, 1.2 million people in more than 50 countries around the world participated in EU Code Week, in addition to 1.3 million young people engaged in Africa Code Week.

For more information, including a map of all the initiatives that will take place, visit the EU Code Week website and keep an eye on @CodeWeekEU


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