Apply now for Meet and Code funding for your Code Week events

Now in its fifth year, Meet and Code 2021 returns! Registrations are now open for local non-profits to apply for up to €500 funding for coding events targeting 8- to 24-year-olds. Last date of application is 8 September 2021.

Did you know that a report released by the European Commission reveals that 44% of Europeans do not have basic digital skills? With 9 out of 10 jobs in the future requiring this, Europe could be facing a massive digital skills gap.

Committed to increasing digital literacy across Europe is what sparked the creation Meet and Code in 2017, with the aim to ignite interest in the world of technology and coding and empower youth to shape their digital future. Fast forward a few years later and amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Meet and Code continues to virtually connect and engage with youth from far and wide.

Specially aligned to EU Code Week in October, Meet and Code will show its support with digital coding events. “Since the beginning of time, humans have created with stone, iron, paper and pencil. Now we live in a different era where we mould our world in code. During Code Week we want to give everyone the opportunity to discover coding and have fun with it,” says Alessandro Bogliolo, EU Code Week Ambassadors Coordinator.

Celebrating the EU Code Week alignment with Meet and Code, Fabrizia Benini, Deputy Director of Digital Transformation at the European Commission continues, “In October, EU Code Week will again celebrate creativity, problem solving and innovation and bring coding to millions of young people in Europe and beyond. A special focus will be placed on reaching schools. And to empower as many young people as possible, EU Code Week collaborates with popular organizations such as Meet and Code.”

Here is how to qualify for a Meet and Code grant

  1. Submit your event ideas online on www.meet-and-code.org until 8 September2021.
  2. Your organisation is welcome to submit several different event ideas.
  3. Your event idea is assessed by the TechSoup partner.
  4. The best ideas will receive grant money up to 500 €.

Are you feeling inspired? Then what are you waiting for! To find out more about Meet and Code, or to apply for funding and get involved visit www.meet-and-code.org or connect on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #SAP4Good #meetandcode and #codeEU.