Coding for Young People

24 months Erasmus+, Strategic Partnership for Youth

The project is aimed at transferring and implementing innovative practices in the field of programming in non-formal education system at the European level. The project will contribute to the increase of digital competences among youth and support the formal education system in implementing innovative STEM curricula. It involves four partners from Spain, Italy, and Belgium. In the course of the project, partners will develop a study and a database of stakeholders related to programming initiatives in these 3 Member States. The aim of the study is the diagnosis of opportunities to acquire digital competences through non-formal education – especially computer programming throughout the EU. It will investigate to what extent young people in the selected countries have access to non-formal digital education and what is the impact of non-formal initiatives on digital competences improvement. The partners will also develop a database of public/private players, NGOs active in the field of teaching programming to youth in a non-formal way. During the second phase of this 2-year project, the partners will directly involve youth workers and youngsters in existing initiatives, in order to foster the improvement of their competences in programming and to transfer the adapted best practices in the partner’s organisations and other European youth organisations.