Jeroen De Vos: Future Makers Awards Finalist
During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities.
We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. Jeroen is one of the finalists in the 14-17 year old category who you can read more about below!
Jeroen De Vos
Project Name: Welcome Here app for refugees
Description: The app provides a checklist of what the refugees would need to get their life started in a new country, information about the work and culture environment. The App can provide a better life for thousands of refugees by helping them get used to a new country and culture. Through the app refugees can also learn how to get a job in Belgium. In the development of the app Jeroen received support from the Flemish Refugee organization.
Video Explaining his project:
Feeling inspired & have your own project idea?
You can register your place for this years Coolest Projects Exhibition 2017. The showcase will be held in Dublin, Ireland on June 17th. The Future Makers Award is just one of several Awards youths can win at the showcase, which will also feature interactive exhibits, games and insightful speakers.
Youths who want to attend the Coolest Projects Exhibition from across Europe and the US (limited availability) can apply for a travel bursary to attend here (deadline March 12th).