The 2023 edition of the EU Code Week will take place from the 7-22 October. Organised with the support of the European Commission, EU Code Week is a volunteer-run initiative working to promote digital literacy and collaboration, and help kids, young people, and adults bring their ideas to life through coding, and programming. Over the course of two weeks, thousands of activities will be organised across Europe and beyond by schools, teachers, libraries, code clubs, businesses, and public authorities.
EU Code Week: why coding?
In a rapidly changing world, it’s crucial for young people to have the necessary competences to thrive in this digital society. Launched 10 years ago in 2013 by the Young Advisors for the Digital Agenda Europe, EU Code Week highlights the importance of learning to code as a way to develop computational thinking, as well as problem solving, collaboration and analytical skills. As such, EU Code Week encourages schools and teachers to get involved in order to help students all over the world develop their digital literacy skills. In 2021, 4 million participants across 80 countries organised and participated in 78,000 activities.
Anyone and everyone is invited to take part in EU Code Week. Here are some of the ways you can get involved in EU Code Week:
- Check out the map of Code Week activities to join an activity organised within your community.
- Pick a topic and target audience, and organise your own activity and add it to the EU Code Week map
- Become a EU Code Week Ambassador in your country
- Schools and teachers can participate in the Code Week 4 All Challenge by connecting activities across communities or borders – and together, obtain the Code Week Certificate of Excellence.
Resources, toolkits and trainings
In their mission to make learning coding accessible to everyone, Code Week has made all activities, resources, trainings and online courses free. All resources can be filtered by type, skill level, programming language, and category. The tutorials and trainings materials have been made available in 29 languages.
Unsure on how to get started? EU Code Week provides toolkits (communication toolkit, teachers toolkit, EU Code Week official leaflet) for organisers and teachers, as well as a guide on organising your own activity.
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