EU Code Week breaks record for number of activities in 2021 with 78,000 events

Publication Date: Jan 25, 2022
 

EU Code Week breaks record for number of activities in 2021 with 78,000 events

On the international day of education, the results of the most recent EU Code Week are in: in 2021, EU Code Week set a new record with more than 78,000 activities organised worldwide.

In a mix of virtual and in-person events, teachers, educators, organisations and coding enthusiasts registered a record-breaking 78,000 Code Week activities in 2021. Despite the challenges that schools were facing, 4 million people from 79 countries joined the initiative that aims to bring coding and computational thinking to everyone. The 10th edition will take place from 8-23 October 2022.

As a grass-roots movement, Code Week was set up with the aim of showing young people and adults how ideas can be brought to life through coding and to help them better understand how digital technologies affect society and their lives. Code Week aims to demystify programming and bring motivated people together to learn. It celebrates creativity, problem-solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities, and has reached over 15.5 million people around the globe in the last five years. In the 2013 edition of Code Week, 3,000 activities took place with 10,000 participants which shows the increase in Code Week’s popularity.