EU Code Week invites volunteers to join for boosting digital literacy in 2018

Europe Code Week 2018

Europe Code Week 2018

EU Code Week is an initiative run by volunteers since 2013 to boost digital literacy and skills of people from all backgrounds in the European Union. It consists in a series of events where participants learn how to code and use technology tools to make their ideas come true. As indicated on the website of the initiative, “The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.”

In 2016, nearly one million people in 50 different countries participated through a series of organized events coordinated by Code Week Ambassadors. Ambassadors received support and guidance from the organizers, and then registered their events on the codeweek.eu map.

According to Alessandro Bogliolo, coordinator of the EU Code Week team, “From the beginning of time we did many things using stone, iron, paper and pencil that have transformed our lives. Now we live in a different era where our world is moulded in code. Different eras have different jobs and skills demand. During Code Week we want to give every European the opportunity to discover coding and have fun with it.”

The next EU Code Week will take place from 6 to 21 October 2018.

Source: Innovators Mag