Our Vision

Imagine a world where all young European citizens are empowered with digital skills to shape their future.

Meet and Code is driven by this vision and believes that it can happen if we join forces, collaborate and work together.

We help non-profits organise grassroots coding events supporting communities of all sizes and making Europe more digital, starting at a local level. Thanks to our initiative, we strive for global change and work within the framework of EU Code Week and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Meet and Code is where young Europeans take their first steps as digital creators. They learn not only coding but also problem-solving and collaboration.

Why Are Digital Skills So Important?

According to “The Digital Skills Gap in Europe”, 9 out of 10 jobs will soon require digital skills. Every day, our ever-growing and changing digital world presents new challenges to business and societies. For this reason, it is important that tomorrow's workforce is prepared and ready to embrace the digital future.



Young people in Europe want to do more than “like” and “share”. They want to create with digital tools and be empowered. Take part in coding activities during EU Code Week and help more Europeans become digital creators!

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

How Does Meet and Code Support Digital Skills Education?

Digital education has become the foundation upon which youth can build their future in the modern society. And it is crucial to enable them to acquire basic digital skills. Our mission is to support local non-profits to provide access to coding and digital skills for the next generation of young Europeans.

Meet and Code Grants

Meet and Code has already supported more than 6,700 events addressed to children and young adults. In 2023, Meet and Code will continue to support non-profit organizations from 25 European countries while providing free and equal access to coding and digital education.

To receive a grant, the event must fulfil the following criteria:

1. The event idea seeks to inspire and introduce young people to the world of technology and coding. Events must revolve about the theme of digital skills (coding, robotics, loT, AI etc.)

  • The event has to be realized between 1 September and 31 October, 2023.
  • The target audiences are children and youth.
  • The participation of them must be free of charge.
  • The event hast to be designed for a minimum of 240 minutes in duration. This timeframe can be met in one session or can be divided into several sessions.

Every event must address at least 20 children and young people.

Eligible applicants: only charitable organizations can submit their ideas via their Meet and Code website. In addition to the basic requirements, the following rules apply for2023:

Events can be held virtually, partly virtual or on-site.

Funding criteria for on-site events:

  • Events must align with local Covid restrictions and regulations .
  • The submitting non-profit organization is responsible and liable for ensuring compliance with those local regulations.
  • Funding must only be used for the submitted project and charitable purposes. 

Funding criteria for online events: 

  • Events can be executed virtually or partly virtual.  
  • The format of the events can be:  

- A live event, e.g. a webinar or a virtual coding workshop  

- A “non-live event” with mandatory participant interaction, e.g. a Massive Open Online Course with live FAQ sessions. 

Please note that funding can only be used for event related expenditure, that is:

  • Trainer/s for the workshop
  • A license for online teaching tools or costs of premises
  • Learning materials for participants; including curation and shipping, e.g. work books or hardware
  • Communication to reach potential participants, e.g. flyers, posters, and/or online marketing
  • Professional external support to enable an online event, e.g. technical support
  • Rent for space needed because of e.g. technical infrastructure.

All criteria and restriction are described in the Conditions of Participation.

Meet and Code Inspiration Library

Go ahead, now is the time to plan your own innovative project! If you need a little inspiration, please visit our Meet and Code Inspiration Library and learn from best-practice examples and other interesting resources, all available for free.

In the Meet and Code Inspiration Library, you can find useful resources, presentations, tool kits and links in your local language (and in English), for the different stages of learning - from beginner to advanced.

Go to the Inspiration Library.