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EU Code Week is a European grassroots initiative, organised in October every year. Code Week aims at awakening citizens' and especially children’s and teenagers’ interest in coding, computational thinking, robotics, and related digital skills. Millions of participants, including schools, institutions and people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds take part in the initiative each year.

EU Code Week is led by volunteers. Activities are organised by teachers, coaches, private companies, NGOs and many other bodies and coding enthusiasts, who all have the objective to bring programming and coding within everybody's reach, from children and younger people to parents and older persons.  EU Code Week is also supported by the European Commission and Education Ministries of EU Member States, including neighbouring countries from the Western Balkans.

The primary target group are teachers, irrespective of subject taught and previous knowledge of coding, who would like to introduce their pupils to computational thinking.

EU Code Week offers tutorials, lesson plans, teach and learn resources as well as free training courses for teachers.

During EU Code Week, participants have the chance to explore what computational thinking, coding, robotics, and computer skills actually are. They will learn more about digital skills and why these are important - and have fun while tinkering some hardware.


Initiative Details

Target audience
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative