Sean Kelly asks EU to fund ‘CoderDojo’ youth coding clubs


Sean Kelly MEP will ask the new European Commission to consider funding innovative initiatives such as ‘CoderDojo’, which was co-founded in Cork by James Whelton and Bill Liao, through the EU’s Erasmus+ funding which covers education and training for youth. CoderDojo provides an informal, fun setting for children and young people to learn how to write computer code. The South MEP made the call ahead of hosting an EU CoderDojo event in the European Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday, October 14th), featuring CoderDojo co-founder Bill Liao and Global CEO Mary Maloney, to highlight the importance of encouraging our youngest citizens to pursue interests in computer programming.

“Digital literacy and skills are increasingly vital for every citizen in Europe and particularly for the next generation,” Mr Kelly, Leader of the Fine Gael MEP delegation, said in Brussels today.

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