Every year, EU Code Week celebrates and promotes the importance of digital literacy and coding skills among people of all ages and backgrounds. Anyone is welcome to organise or join an activity. Activities are ongoing throughout the year, but two weeks are set aside that are specifically designated as Code Week – this year, 7-22 October.
Thanks to the Code Week community of volunteers around the world, Code Week has proved a success and organised many activities that allow people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about coding and digital skills and connect with others who share their interests.
Ongoing events and resources
One of the most exciting Code Week events is the Hackathon, which takes place in several countries across Europe. The theme of this year’s Hackathon is ‘Code to problem-solve and give life to your dreams’. This is an excellent opportunity for people to showcase their coding skills, work collaboratively with others, and have fun in the process. Meetings with country ambassadors have started, towards holding hackathons in the coming months.
Another Code Week-related event is the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Unlocking the Power of AI in Education’, which runs from 13 March until 19 April. The Code Week MOOC provides pre-primary, primary, and secondary school teachers with practical ideas, tools, and resources to help them bring coding and computational thinking into the classroom and prepare students for the digital world.
A series of podcasts is a new Code Week addition. These will touch on a wide variety of topics, including the metaverse, cybersecurity, and how to engage young people in coding. These are planned to start in April. They will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in coding and digital skills, and will provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas.
Get involved in Code Week!
Code Week 2023 itself will feature the grassroots activities that are organised to bring coding into classrooms and elsewhere. Anyone is welcome to organise or join an activity: pick a topic and a target audience and add your activity to the event map.
The Code Week team has also prepared some materials to help organise Code Week activities, and to promote the initiative among communities.
For more information about the Code Week project, Code Week 2023 and the related Hackathon, MOOC, podcasts and many other events that will bring people together to celebrate and learn about coding and digital skills, visit the EU Code Week website. You can also explore the Code Week blog.