Remember, by applying for our grants you can also participate in Meet and Code Award in 5 different categories and win €2000! Find out more about them!
The Meet and Code Award presents and honors the most successful event ideas. The goal is to inspire others to do the same in the following years, because digital education is crucial in contemporary reality. All of the five categories of the Meet and Code Award 2020 are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stated by the United Nations.
What you should know about them?
Girls do IT!
Gender equality plays an important role in today’s modern and inclusive society. This award category aims to help close the gender gap in IT and Coding. We are looking for creative events that break down gender stereotypes and empower girls in coding. Events in this category could, for example, focus on sparking the interest and fun in programming, especially among girls, while including parents to support awareness of gender bias in techeducation. In previous years we witnessed coding mothers and daughters or combining IT and theater.
Commitment to diversity is critical to individual and organisational success, and by embracing different perspectives we are made stronger by our combination of culture, religious and ethnic origin, age, gender, and sexual orientation. In the Diversity category, we seek ideas that inspire children and young people for a world with equal opportunities. We also extend this to mental and physical abilities and different living and working conditions. For example, this could address juvenile prisoners, or focus on IT for people with vision and hearing impairments.
Code for the Planet
Did you know that you can track bees by means of modern technology? We are looking for events that combine coding and actions for the planet. All coding events that improve climate change education through raising awareness on this topic are of valuable contribution to SDG 13. Examples of events in this category could deal with air pollution measurement or tools for energy efficiency. Winner idea of 2019 offered designing and printing coral reefs in 3D.
A local community is a safety net for its people. Events of this category take the local aspects and customs into consideration and think about community specific needs. The events should creatively unite and foster cohesion among people and neighborhoods with similar interests and goals through the passion to “meet and code”! Events in this category could for example work on a platform for your area. In previous years we had examples of creating neighborhood guides or coding traffic lights for visually impaired people.
Code for Europe
Working together is extremely important, especially when it comes to overcoming difficulties and challenges posed by EU digitization. Closely linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #17 Partnerships for the Goals, this new category seeks to initiate cross border collaboration between companies and unite children of different backgrounds and locations through Meet and Code events. Events in this category include: safe and responsible online media use, looking at ways we can bring different nationality children & youth together, tackling disinformation and combating fake news, and creative solutions that deal with today’s digital challenges across Europe.
Registration is open till September 10th, 2020.
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