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 »

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to European schools

A new version of Minecraft aimed at helping schoolchildren learn has been released after feedback from tens of thousands of teachers and students. Minecraft: Education Edition has been launched in 11 languages around the world, and landed in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, … Read more »

Europe Code Week

This Europe Code Week, we focus on short-term and long-term ways to prepare current and future generations for our modern, digital workforce; and ultimately nurture a passion for STEM education among young Europeans. Check out what we have planned around the region! … Read more »

Belgian SME brings energy-smart building solutions to European businesses

By Maciej Surowiec, Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft The smart energy sector is an area of increasing interest across both public and private sectors. In particular, there is increasing attention on energy-smart buildings. In a world where buildings account for about 40% of total energy consumption and contribute a corresponding amount … Read more »

Meet Jessica from Belgium

Jessica is a young single mother of two kids living in the surroundings of Liège in southern Belgium, a region touched by the economic crisis and subsequent unemployment. Microsoft BeLux was struck by her courage in this testimonial, as she spoke in the name of the thousands of unemployed people … Read more »

Boostcamp awards early stage businesses in Belgium

The winners of the 6th edition of Boostcamp were appointed during the Final at the Microsoft Innovation Center Brussels (MIC Brussels). This acceleration program for early-stage businesses consists of a series of hands-on, practical workshops in key areas of knowledge for starting entrepreneurs, including business models, sales, marketing, finance, and  practical aspects.  The program includes … Read more »

Kodu Kup: Team Belgium

About Kodu Kup Belgium The Belgian school – middenschool GO! Geel – organizes cognosco in the first and second year of secondary education. Students who enroll are expected to study various subjects individually, in pairs or in small groups. The main idea is that they learn by doing. The school … Read more »

Public-private partnerships for Europe’s SMEs

By Lisa Boch-Andersen, Senior Director for Communications Europe Micro, small and medium-sized businesses are the stars of this week, as Europe is celebrating SME Week! Various events across Europe are discussing how to best encourage entrepreneurship, as well as how the EU, national, regional and local authorities are supporting SMEs. … Read more »