Europe Code Week: A timely reminder for partnership

By Sylvie Laffarge, Director, Philanthropies Europe, Microsoft Significant progress has been made when it comes to injecting computer science education into more curricula across Europe. But we can’t slow down. Europe Code Week reminds us that the power to drive change resides within us all. This year we are reinforcing … 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 »

Inspiring Europe’s youngsters to code should be as fundamental as ABC

By Don Grantham, President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Despite early signs of recovery, unemployment continues to stunt economic growth throughout Europe. What concerns policymakers is youth unemployment, coupled with the alarming lack of digital skills that prevents people from finding work. Our core mission at Microsoft is to … Read more »

The future is written in code – why Europe’s schools need to go digital

By Sylvie Laffarge, Director EU Institutional Relations and Citizenship Since the advent of electricity, every generation has had to adapt to evolving technologies transforming the world around them. In 2014, this is especially true for those growing up in an “always-on”, digital-by-default environment. Never before have there been such great … Read more »

Kodu Kup: Team Portugal

Meet the Team: Goncalo, 6 Years Old Matias, 7 Year Old Last year Goncalo was one of the students involved in the launching of the eSkills Campaign, with a short testimony about what he thinks about Kodu. He loves Kodu because it’s a great oportunity to teach his colleagues and … Read more »

Kodu Kup: Team Greece

About Kodu Kup: Greece According to the European Commission and the “New Media Consortium” report, it is estimated that by 2020, the 90% of jobs will require high quality education and digital skills. Greece has already focused on promoting digital skills in schools in order to meet the European digital … 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 »

Kodu Kup: Team Norway

About Kodu Kup Norway The Norwegian Kodu Cup 2014 finals took place in the Kongsberg Maritime technology park in the Municipality of Kongsberg. Over a hundred people, both young and old, gathered to celebrate Norway’s youngest and most promising game designers. This year’s finalists came from all around Norway, from … Read more »

15.10.2014 | Kodu Kup Europe

Kodu Kup Europe – developing one new European language. In alignment with the eSkills for Jobs Campaign and Europe Code Week, this 6 month European coding competition will bring together 8 winning national teams from Portugal, Finland, Norway, UK, Belgium, Greece, Estonia and Lithuania. 6-16 year olds will battle it … Read more »

Kodu Kup: Team Finland

About Coding in Finland Schools in Finland are encouraged to teach and promote coding, and the Kytöpuisto School is doing exactly that. On top of competing in the Kodu Kup, the school also held a special “hour of coding” were all 5-6th graders were taught basic steps on Kodu. Finland … Read more »