• Posted 27-Jan-2020

New record for EU Code Week: 4.2 million participants and more than 72 000 activities in 2019

Thanks to continued efforts such as training teachers and supporting activity organisers, EU Code Week saw a continued expansion in 2019.

EU Code Week is a grassroots initiative supported by the European Commission to help bring coding and computational thinking into the day-to-day work of classrooms worldwide as a part of the EU Digital Education Action plan.

The results are in for EU Code Week 2019, which proved to be the largest ever: a total of 4.2 million participants took part in more than 72 000 activities in over 80 countries around the world. While most of the activities offered a chance to discover computational thinking and the basics of coding in a fun and engaging way, an increasing number focused on advanced technologies such as robotics or artificial intelligence. The next edition will take place from 10 to 25 October 2020.

Of the EU, Western Balkans and EU Candidate countries, many saw more than double the activities than the year before. These include Montenegro (241), Austria (1 417), Portugal (742), North Macedonia (458), Finland (145), Romania (1 498), Poland (15 434), Kosovo (14), Malta (537), Turkey (20 839), Greece (891), Belgium (265), Bosnia and Herzegovina (99),  Cyprus (72) and Croatia (891)

Source: Digital Single Market News (http://bit.ly/2U1w4XU)