Imagine a world where all young European citizens have the digital skills to shape their own future.
Meet and Code is driven by this vision and implemented with the belief that it can happen if various groups work together.
We help nonprofits organize grassroots coding events supporting communities of all sizes and making Europe more digital starting at the local level. With 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 the right place for young Europeans to make their first steps as digital creators. They learn not only coding but also problem-solving and collaboration.
According to the studies carried out by the European Commission, soon 9 out of 10 jobs will require the use of digital skills (source). The market is developing rapidly and per the presentation of McLeod, Scott and Karl Fisch “Shift Happens”, it is estimated that 65% of all primary school kids will work in jobs that do not even exist today.
Digital education has become the foundation upon which young Europeans can build their future in the modern society. For this reason, it is crucial to enable them to acquire basic digital skills.
Our mission is to support local nonprofits across Europe to provide access to coding and digital skills for the next generation of young Europeans.
Meet and Code has already supported about 1,700 events addressed to children and young adults aged between 8 and 24. In 2019, for the third time, Meet and Code will support charitable organizations from 25 European countries and enable free and equal access to coding and digital education across Europe. Meet and Code is made possible by SAP.
In 2019, we will present the Meet and Code Award for the second time to honor the most successful and most innovative event ideas. By highlighting these best-practice examples, we want to encourage others to come up with even more great projects. This year, we are looking for the best ideas in four categories and an audience favorite.
Go ahead and 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 we provide 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.