Code Week celebrates its 2022 School Label

Publication date: December 19, 2022

The Code Week School Label initiative has run in France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain, the six pilot countries for 2022. Proposed by the Code Week community, this initiative aims to award applicant schools that meet certain requirements, with a Code Week School Label certificate valid for two school years

To be eligible for a School Label, schools should have contributed to Code Week in previous years by organising high-quality Code Week activities. They should also have a plan in place for integrating coding and computer science into their school curriculum, by training teachers and raising awareness of the importance of teaching coding and computational thinking. The applications should also have the official support of the school’s principals, who not only will have to agree to these initiatives, but they will also have to show their commitment and support helping with their implementation.   

How to apply? 

To apply for a certificate, a school should have a track record of five Code Week activities of excellent quality organised during the past two editions of Code Week (2020/2021 and/or 2021/2022) and demonstrate that at least 5% of the school’s pedagogical staff will contribute to Code Week School Label activities in the coming two years.  

Which are the results of the 2022 edition? 

Over 70 schools have been awarded the EU Code Week School Label in the 2022 edition. Many of these inspirational initiatives were presented during a celebration event on November 24, where representatives from the European Commission talked to representatives from some of the schools that have been awarded the School Label certificate: Ecole Primaire Belle – EUROSCOL in France, 1st Arsakeio Senior High School Psychikou in Greece, Fran Kocbek Primary School in Slovenia, and three schools in Italy: IIS Falcone-Righi di Corsico, I Circolo Didattico G. Marconi di Casamassima, IIS Edoardo De Filippo di Sant’Egidio del Monte Albino. At the event, the school representatives spoke about their efforts to promote coding in their schools and how the Code Week School Label helps to raise awareness about coding and computer science education. 

In the 2022 editions applications could only be submitted from schools in France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain. Once the pilot project has been evaluated, the initiative may be extended to other countries in 2023, so stay tuned!