About: EU Code Week

Cracking the code

As EU Code Week puts the spotlight on skills needed for the digital economy, it is important that vulnerable segments of European society are not left further behind, writes Ilona Kish.

Talking in code: An essential language for youth

Learning the language of code is fast becoming an essential skill for the next generation in our increasingly digital world, writes Seán Kelly.
Coding skills needs to be paired with digital competency, writes the ECDL Foundation
Digital 16-10-2015

Computing and digital literacy education needs a unified approach

SPECIAL REPORT / As EU Code Week comes to a close this weekend, the ECDL Foundation writes that education programmes promoting coding need to be balanced with basic technology skills, which are too often lacking—even among so-called 'digital natives'.
INFOGRAPHIC: Coding at school
Digital 16-10-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Coding at school — How do EU countries compare?

SPECIAL REPORT / Digital competences and ICT skills are seen as key for young people to integrate in the job market. Jobseekers will have a harder time finding work without them.
Irish MEP Sean Kelly (EPP) with children at the Coder Dojo in European Parliament
Digital 14-10-2015

Coding kids share their digital skills with MEPs

SPECIAL REPORT / Dozens of children from around the continent came to the European Parliament on 30 September to help MEPs brush up their digital skills.
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Digital 12-10-2015

Microsoft: Why do you code?

"If you can dream it, you can code it." As Europe Code Week begins, Microsoft asked some of Europe's young coders to share more about why they code in this short video.
Digital 17-10-2014

Kroes: Coding can become a world language

SPECIAL REPORT: Coding is not just for the techies, according to Digital Commissioner Neelie Kroes. It will have an increasingly important role in citizens’ everyday lives and that’s just one reason to make sure this global "language" is taught to children at school.
Digital 15-10-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Coding in the classroom

SPECIAL REPORT: Which EU countries teach coding in the classroom and why? Computing Our Future, a European Schoolnet report, investigated the timetables to find out. 12 countries gave full responses to the survey, the findings of which are summarised in this infographic. 

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