The European Coding Initiative, or ‘all you need is {C<3DE}', brings together a wide array of stakeholders to promote coding and computational thinking at all levels of education, as well as in more informal settings. The project was created in June 2014 under the auspices of the European Commission, and is endorsed by Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and by Commissioner Günther Oettinger. It is supported by partners from the technology industry, including Facebook, Liberty Global, Microsoft, Samsung, and SAP . The initiative also involves not-for-profit organisations involved in the promotion of coding and computer science education, including CoderDojo, Code.org and European Schoolnet.

The aim of the campaign is to promote coding through a mixture of online and offline, real-life activities, with a view to establishing coding as a key competence within every education system in Europe. The all you need is {C<3DE} website provides resources in a number of languages, catering to everyone from the youngest coders, to pedagogical resources and lesson plans for teachers, to industry training and certification for professionals. The European Coding Initiative will play a central role in a number of Europe-wide advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns, including EU Code Week and the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs.

So, if you are innovative company, and want to get involved in training the coders of tomorrow, or an association active in the field looking to get involved in an international campaign, get in touch today.