EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative supported by the European Commission as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy to increase digital skills and competences among young people. One of the targets in the European Digital Education plan is for example to involve 50% of schools in the initiative by 2020.

The movement is led by volunteer Code Week ambassadors who coordinate the initiative in their countries together with a network of Education Ministry coordinators and Leading teachers. However, everyone is encouraged to organise coding, robotics, tinkering or related technology activities to show people how to create with code and other digital tools.

On 25 March 2019, European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, responsible for the Digital Economy and Society, and Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of Regions (CoR) encouraged all 350 member of the CoR to involve primary and secondary schools in their region to take part in EU Code Week, which will take place from 5-20 October 2019.

For more details, read the attached letter to the members of the Committee or Regions.

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