Google grants to 46 EU Code Week projects that introduce students to computer science

Publication date: October 12, 2016

While digital competency quickly becomes one of the most important prerequisites for getting a job, too few students have access to opportunities to study computing to prepare them with the skills they’ll need to be successful in the 21st century. The European Commission estimates that more than 725,000 high tech jobs will go unfilled in 2020.

At Google we want to do something about this, and that’s why we offered sponsorships again this year organisations running initiatives to introduce students to computer science during Europe Code Week.

With almost 400 applications, it was an incredibly tough selection process and it was exciting to see the enthusiasm around inspiring students in computer science all across Europe. Ultimately we were able to fund 46 initiatives in 29 countries, with a goal to reach over 25,000 students.

Google is delighted to be able to support all these great efforts, which is just a small part of the 1000s of events scheduled to take place. Congratulations to these organisations and we hope to see lots of follow up activities to engage more students to keep Code Week’s momentum going!

By Marielena Ivory, EMEA Pre-University outreach program manager, Google




Open Labs – Web Literacy Week 2016 Albania


International Catrobat Association – Galaxy Game Jam

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Association of Citizens “Laboratorium” Tuzla – Tell Me Your Code

Youth Humanitarian Association of Pure Heart Prijedor  – Code the Knowledge


NGO: Beehive Co-working Space – Europe Code Week Varna


Agios Spyridonas Primary School -Teaching Our Parents and Teachers to Code With Us

Cyprus Child Foundation – Create with Code!

Czech Republic

Department of Informatics, Faculty of Science, J.E. Purkinje University in Usti nad Labem – Let’s play with coding

Střední průmyslová škola Kariná, příspěvková organizace -Lego Robots Week


Narva Paju school – ABC’s Coding


Espoo City Library / Tapiola Library – Poetry, robots and soccer? Let’s code!


Fondation Simplon – Simplon.Kids

La Ligue de l’enseignement – Fédération du Nord – D-Clics Numériques – Département du Nord


Initiative Creative Gaming – Game Dev Kids Berlin

KA Deutsch e.V. – Deutsche Khan Academy Programmierkurse


4th Voulas Primary School – ECC- Everyone Can Code

5th High School of Agrinio – Code – learn – create in Scratch

Hellenic Association of Computer Engineers (HACE) – House of Makers


ICT Association of Hungary (IVSZ) – Europe Code Week 2016 Hungary


Crana College – EU CodeWeek – Exploring Coding at Crana College

Fcj Secondary School – FCJ Coding Club

Navan Education Center – READY STEADY CODE


Forritarar Framtíðarinnar – Tech Girls (Tæknistelpur)


Fondazione Mondo Digitale – Simple Future

ROBOTICS (not-for-profit organization) – Coding on the Go

Istituto Tecnico Economico E. Tosi – Coding for Everyone

Istituto Comprensivo Don Lorenzo Milani Leverano Lecce – Code4all


IT edukaciniai projektai – VRtoSchools


Foundation for Internet and Society Metamorphosis – Code4MK


EDUCAT-TEKEDU – Europe Code Week Moldova

The Netherlands

Foundation CodeUur – World record attempt 10.000 kids learn how to code

Stichting VHTO – DigiVita Creative Code event


Asociatia ADFABER – Code Week 4 girls

Asociatia pentru educatie STEM creativa – Learn to Code. Learn to Change the World


Association of Serbian professors of informatics: Come on, feel free to program!


Learn2Code o.z. – Learn2Code for kids roadshow


Šolski center Nova Gorica – Android App development with Android Studio


Associació Eduin (EDUcació INteractiva) – Coding and Robotics Linking Generations

Womenteck. Asociación Mujer, Ciencia y tecnología – Girls like code


Luleå University of Technology – MakerTjej Luleå 2016


European Organization for Particle Physics (CERN) “Coding Pi Science Day 2016 at CERN”


Robincode Bilisim Teknoloji ve Girisimcilik Dernegi – Code Your Dreams

Tevfik İleri Anadolu Lisesi – iCode – Learn Practice Create


Resource center for children and teenagers ‘Charodim’ – Coding And Robotics For Children And Teenagers With Special Needs


Boringdon Primary School – Coding in Reality

Cairnshill Primary School – Cairnshill Mini Code Week