As part of the Digital Single Market, the European Commission promotes various initiatives aimed at increasing digital skills for the workforce and for citizens. One of these initiatives is the EU Code Week, a volunteer movement that encourages people to discover coding. Code Week Ambassadors coordinate the initiative in their countries. Everyone can organise events to show motivated people how to create their own app, program a robot, or make anything they dream of.
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, encouraged the participation of more schools in Code Week and asked to bring Code Week to 50% of all schools by 2020.
Today the European Commissioners Mariya Gabriel, responsible for the Digital Economy and Society, and Tibor Navracsics, responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, have encouraged the Education Ministers in the EU Member States to involve all primary and secondary schools in EU Code Week which will take place 6-21 October 2018.
For more details, read the attached letter sent to the ministers.