EU Code Week 2018 has proven to be the most successful to date. The total number of activities registered is now 41,000, involving hundreds of thousands of participants, most of them in schools.

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Of the 41,000 EU Code Week activities organised this year, more than 36,000, or 88%, were carried out in schools. This means that over 10% of schools in the EU and Western Balkans have participated in EU Code Week this year, as targeted by the European Commission for 2018.

Organisers can still register their coding and tech related activities on the CodeWeek map and are encouraged to take advantage of all of the resources and training modules that are available year-round.

By organising workshops, seminars or other activities you’ll become part of the growing EU Code Week movement which underlines the importance of coding education across Europe and beyond.

To learn more, visit the EU Code Week website.

Background

This year’s edition took place from 6 to 21 October. EU Code Week is a grass-roots initiative that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities for students across all ages and experience levels. The initiative aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way.

In 2018, a special focus has been given to participation of schools in Code Week across the European Union and the Western Balkans, in line with the Digital Education Action Plan of the European Commission. Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said that the aim is to bring Code Week to 50% of all schools by 2020.