Google sponsors 60 EU Code Week projects that introduce students to computer science
By Verónica Gebhardt, Google’s Computer Science Education Outreach Program Manager.
Across Europe digital skills are becoming essential to successful careers and to Europe’s future growth. Yet, despite the growing importance of having computer science skills there are not enough students who have access to opportunities to develop the technical skills they’ll need to be successful in the 21st century.
This is a topic that Google cares deeply about, and that’s why we are offering sponsorships again this year to organisations running initiatives to introduce students to computer science during Europe Code Week.
We received almost 500 applications from all across Europe which made it a tough selection process. Ultimately we were able to fund 60 initiatives in 33 countries, with a goal to reach over 30,000 students.
We are excited to see enthusiasm around inspiring students in computer science and to support these great efforts. Congratulations to the organisations listed below! We hope to see lots of follow up activities to keep Europe Code Week’s momentum going!
Albania: Open Labs Albania
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Youth Humanitarian Association of Pure Heart Prijedor
Belgium: Dwengo vzw
Croatia: Primary school Popovaca
Czech Republic: Czechitas, z.s.
Denmark: Coding pirates Skoedstrup
Israel: Beit Yatziv Be’er Sheva
Italy: Istituto Comprensivo “Carrara e Paesi a monte”, Istituto Comprensivo di Carbonera (TV), Istituto Comprensivo Santa Venerina, Istituto Comprensivo “Giuseppe Taliercio” and Associazione DSchola Le scuole per le scuole
Lithuania: Association “Langas į ateitį”
Portugal: Association of Computer Science Teachers (ANPRI)
Spain: IES Penyagolosa
Sweden: Luleå University of Technology
Switzerland: We Are Play Lab
Ukraine: “INNOVATION FUTURE”