(31 January 2019) – EU Code Week achieved a new record in 2018 with 2.74 million participants, 43,657 events and over 10% of European schools taking part.
Activities took place in 72 countries in Europe and around the globe such as Peru, Malaysia, Egypt and many more. Italy was the most active European country with over 20,000 activities, followed by Turkey (7,700) and Poland (5,000). In France, almost half (49%) of participants were girls or women.
A grassroots initiative that started in 2013 and is run by volunteers, the EU Code Week aims to promote coding, computational thinking and digital literacy in a fun and engaging way.
This year the EU Code Week will take place from 5 to 20 October.