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!
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
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