Youth

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 »

Technology transforms the lives of migrants in Italy

Italian non-profit “Fondazione Mondo Digitale” (FMD) is committed to establishing an inclusive society, using education, innovation and shared values to benefit all citizens, regardless of background. Mohamed, a 20 year old from Sierra Leone, has been living in Italy since December. An aspiring pharmacist, he previously studied medicine until he … Read more »

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 »

Satya Nadella and Brad Smith visit Europe

In early October, 2016 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and president Brad Smith spent time visiting Ireland, France and Germany and Satya also visited the UK. Throughout the week they met with government and business leaders, students, educators and customers. Here is a sampling of their busy week in photos. Ireland … Read more »

Language is the key to success

Microsoft provides new version of German language learning app Schlaumäuse in Berlin Language is an important key to successful integration. In Germany there are currently hundreds of thousands of refugees, adults and children, faced with a need to learn German. This week in Berlin, Microsoft unveiled the new version of the … Read more »

Dutch NGO goes all out: 10,000 young coders to break world record

Dutch NGO CodeUur gets parents involved as they aim to change the school curriculum and set a world record in coding. World records are made to be broken! Coinciding with the kick-off of Europe Code Week, Dutch NGO Code Uur, Microsoft Netherlands, Dutch schools, students, teachers and education ministers today set a … Read more »

5 Superpowers teachers (secretly) dream about

Being a teacher requires a set of skills and aptitudes that is unlike any other profession out there. Ultra-patience, Wikipedia-like knowledge, uber-passion and super-listening skills are among the basics. Add a bladder of steel, eyes in the back of their heads and real affinities for geeking out on Minecraft, and … Read more »

The power of imagination

Now in it’s 13th year, Imagine Cup is a global student technology program and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrate solutions that can change the way we live, work … Read more »