This debate is hosted by Claire Bury, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT and takes place in Brussels.
The “Make every week Code Week” debate is followed by a networking drink, a presentation of the Commission’s Digital Skills initiative and a hands-on coding fair at the Future Classroom Lab. Registration is now closed.
The webstream of the event will be available on this page once the event has started.
We are all very excited about the 4th edition of Code Week EU and are working towards reaching even higher numbers of participants. At the same time, it is an ideal moment to reflect together on how far we have gone, how this was possible, and how to move forward and reach out even further. How do we foster programming and other digital skills for 21st century work and life in an even more collaborative and sharing environment for everyone? What is the role of European policy? In other words – how do we make every week Code Week?
13.00-14.45 TV style debate
Chair: Claire Bury, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT
- Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the ITRE Committee
- Alessandro Bogliolo, Associate Professor of Computer Systems, Urbino University and Coordinator of Code Week
- Ilona Kish, Director of Public Libraries Association, gathering 65.000 Libraries across Europe
- Kristen Doran, Senior HR Partner at SAP,co-organizer of Africa Code Week
The debate will look at following questions:
- What are the most important reasons for which individual people and organisations engage in fostering programming and related digital skills needed for today's world?
- How to best connect with people across the continent and the world and make a common project on these issues happen – lessons learnt 2013-2016 and a message for the future?
- How can we bring Code Week to the next level?
14.45-15.30 Networking drink
15.45-17.00 Hands-on coding fair at the Future Classroom Lab
The European Coding Initiative welcome the participants to the Future Classroom Lab at European Schoolnet, Rue de Trèves 61, 1040 Brussels. Everyone will be welcome to try out, experiment and share coding activties.