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Meet and Code 2021 begins!

Your ideas can change the world. Join Meet and Code and become part of this change. Apply now!

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01.06.2021

Starting June 1st, Meet and Code invites local nonprofits across Europe to apply for micro-grants to organize events that foster interest in and access to digital skills among young Europeans. During the last 4 years, almost 178 000 young people took part in nearly 4300 programming events.

The aim of Meet and Code is to help build a world in which every young European has the digital skills required to shape their own future. For the fifth year in a row, Meet and Code is inviting local nonprofits across Europe to submit their coding events for children and young people aged 8-24.
Nonprofits from 35 countries can apply online at www.meet-and-code.org until September 8, 2021. Each approved event idea will receive a grant of up to 500 euros.

For our 5th edition, Meet and Code comes back to the same 35 partner countries as a year ago. Nonprofits from the following countries will be eligible to take part and apply for grants, up to 500 euro:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine.

Meet and Code 2021 fully online
To ensure the highest possible level of safety, the 2021 edition will be conducted virtually. Don’t worry, last year proved that going online didn’t stop you from coming up with amazing ideas for your events. Thus, if you need a bit of inspiration, check out STORIES from winner events of Meet and Code 2020

You can also check out our Inspiration Library and our manual “How to take Meet and Code online.” 

TIMELINE FOR THE 2021 EDITION:
Submission of event proposals: June 1st - September 8th, 2021
The events will take place: September 1st - October 31st, 2021

Meet and Code remains aligned with the EU Code Week, which takes place between October 9 - October 24, 2021.

Meet and Code Award
Meet and Code is not only about coding. But coding is one of the tools that can help change the world. 

We believe that only a diverse and inclusive world can secure our future, hence we try to inspire the young generation to do everything in their power to live in a world with equal opportunities and appreciation. We fight with gender stereotypes and gender gaps in IT and coding. We educate about climate change, air pollution, and renewable energy. We care about local communities, our homes, and neighborhoods. And finally, we want to make that change with the entire Europe. We cooperate in order to achieve the greatest goals.

The Meet and Code Award honors the most successful event ideas. The goal is to award the most creative and innovative event ideas used by nonprofits to get youngsters excited about coding. Winners of each category will receive 2000 euro prize money.
 
Submissions will be accepted in the following five categories: Girls do IT!, Community, Diversity, and Code for the Planet and Code for Europe.

What is new this year?
You don’t have to submit your event to the Awards at the very beginning of the process. In 2021, you can decide whether you want to submit your idea or not after conducting your event. We hope that decreasing the number of formalities at the beginning, will turn out to be a beneficial change for all the NGOs this year. 

Apply now! Deadline: September 8th, 2021
Read more about the conditions of participations:
https://meet-and-code.org/gb/en/conditions-of-participation