Education

According to the European Commission, spending on education across Europe is decreasing and stagnating, posing a real threat to Europe’s potential for growth. This impacts us all, and therefore we believe that bold and innovative approaches based on strong multi-stakeholder partnerships are crucial. We also believe that the benefits that technology can bring, both in and for the classroom, have never been more important to realize.

At Microsoft, we work closely with local, regional and national governments, and focus our efforts on support for three main areas: modernizing education, ICT skills training, and providing low or no cost technology that helps students learn, educators teach and administrators manage the business of education. Read more»

Microsoft embraces Hour of Code across Europe

Hour of Code is a global movement with the aim of encouraging as many children as possible to embrace the world of coding, and the incredible opportunities that it can open up for them.  With the European Commission predicting that 90 percent of jobs in Europe will require digital skills, encouraging the younger generations … Read more »

Creativity in STEM – a contradiction in terms? Not for Europe’s girls!

“The greatest scientists are always artists as well” – Albert Einstein By Sylvie Laffarge At first glance, the words “science” and “creativity” might not seem like natural companions. Many view the precision, critical thinking, and data-driven methods applied in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as being … Read more »

Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code

Think back to your early childhood. What do you remember? Running around the school playground? Learning maths? Creating a huge mess in art class? For most of us reading this, we’ll have plenty of memories from attending school as young children – but hardly any of us will have any … Read more »

European children teach MEPs how to code in the EU Parliament

Earlier this week on 17 October, 40 young coders from across Europe travelled to the European Parliament in Brussels to showcase their coding and technology skills at the fifth annual EUDojo event. Taking place during Europe Code Week, the event, run by CoderDojo – an organisation dedicated to encouraging children … Read more »