Join the Europe Code Week movement Oct 15th – 23rd

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 16.35.03The 4th edition of Code Week EU is less than 100 days away! Between 15 and 23 October, millions of children, young people, adults, parents and teachers will again come together at events, in classrooms and libraries across Europe and beyond to learn to create with code.

EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement run by volunteers who promote coding in their countries, as Code Week Ambassadors. Last year more than half a million people participated in nearly 8,000 coding events in 46 countries in Europe and beyond. This year Code Week is teaming up with Public Libraries 2020, a network of 65.000 local libraries within Europe. They aim to organise “coding corners” or coding workshops in local libraries around Europe. CoderDojo Lithuania have recently been working with this network of libraries to support the growth of CoderDojo in the region!

Code Week  EU – Join and code it your way!

Each year the CoderDojo movement has been involved in Code Week by registering their Dojo sessions as EU Code Week sessions! Last year there were over 200 Code Week events registered by CoderDojos across Europe.

Check out some of the EU Code Week toolkits to help you start planning your event. Don’t forget to add your event to the Code Week map

How your community can get involved:

  • Coderdojo Ninjas can participate in coding events and organise their own events to show others how you create with code.
  • Dojos can organise workshops in local schools, hack spaces or community centres
  • CoderDojo Champions & Mentors can register their next Dojo session and take part in CodeWeek.
  • Parents can encourage their kids to participate in a coding workshop

Add your Dojo to the Code Week map!

Why learn to code?

Untitled design (1)“Learning to code, means learning to create. Giving young people the opportunity to expresses themselves using technology has numerous benefits. Learning to code teaches a child problem solving and logical thinking skills. It encourages creativity and innovation while also enforcing the importance of patience and perseverance. Coding is a language like any linguistic language, therefore the earlier and more regular a child is exposed to coding, the higher chance they have of becoming fluent in its principles.”

– Giustina Mizzoni, CoderDojo Foundation

What’s more it helps us to unleash our creativity and work collaboratively with wonderful people both near us and all over the world.  Bringing coding to everyone is important, EU Code Week aims at engaging girls and women as well as boys and men alike. In 2015 about 50% of participants to code events were girls! So, join the celebration and register your Dojo today and get on the Code Week map!

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