Teachers can also access free resources and lesson plans on the new webpage specially dedicated to teachers: codeweek.eu/schools. As in previous years, not only teachers are invited to host activities centred on coding, tech and computational thinking – everyone is! Coding clubs, libraries, non-for profits, companies and other organisations can add their activities to the Code Week map.
In order to support as many participants as possible in their creative journeys to coding, Code Week organisers are also invited to participate in the Code Week 4 All challenge. For the first time, organisers can link their activities with others by using a unique code received during the registration process. Partners within a network use the same code to register activities of their own. Those who manage to connect at least ten activities, 500 students, or three countries will receive a Certificate of Excellence.
Digital skills are essential so that everyone can take part in society and contribute to economic and social progress in the digital era. Coding helps develop 21st century competences such as computational thinking, problem solving, creativity and teamwork. Programming offers the possibility for young and old to become digital creators and to bring ideas to life. Learning coding and tech empowers people and teaches them skills other than just passively consuming, liking or sharing content.
Run by volunteers
Supported by the European Commission
The European Commission supports EU Code Week, as part of its strategy for a Digital Single Market. In the Digital Education Action Plan the Commission especially encourages schools to join the initiative. The goal is to reach 50% of all schools in Europe by 2020.
Organisers sign up via the EU Code Week website, and spread the word amongst their networks.
Code Week in numbers
In 2017, 1.2 million people in more than 50 countries around the world took part in EU Code Week. An additional 1.3 million young people were engaged in Africa Code Week, which is a spin-off initiative run by the company SAP and non-for profit organisations.
1.2 million people
36 countries around the world
26 European countries
Join EU Code Week
Join EU Code Week by organising a coding activity in your town, joining the Code Week 4 All Challenge and connecting activities s across communities and borders, or helping us spread the vision of Code Week. If you are interested in following the latest news and interacting with other organisers, EU Code Week is also active on Facebook and Twitter.