CODING AND YOUTH

An Innovative Programme in the Digital Era

Project Code: 2016-2-CY02-KA205-000819

Website: www.codeandyouth.eu

Facebook page: www.facebook.com\codeandyouth\

Duration: September 2016-November 2017

Project Description:

As youth unemployment is a major issue all other Europe, mastering ICT skills is becoming critical to fill the huge gap created by the digital revolution. However, as there is an every growing need for ICT experts in the EU, evidence suggests that less students are choosing this field than before.

Up to now, ICT lessons were focusing purely on computer literacy – teaching students, how to word-process, how to work a spreadsheet and how to surf the Internet. These skills were considered enough, as to be an ICT expert. However, there is nowadays an ever growing need to teach the next generation computer science, ICT and digital literacy, thus going beyond the skills of how to use a computer, to teach young people how to code, how to create a program, but how a computer works and how to make it work for them.

The project aims to open up new routes into not only teaching coding and programming to young teenagers (13-17 years old), but also to open up their career options in order to initially have a firsthand experience of the various field of computing and then choose to study in a related topic. Summer time when students have long time has been seen as an opportunity to offer an innovative and interactive programme for teaching coding to teenagers, but also to explore the field of computing for a better career guidance that will bridge the skills – gap between education and the labour market.

The consortium of the project includes the following partners:

Coordinator:

Cyprus Computer Society, Cyprus

CP: Andreas Loutsios

Website: www.ccs.org.cy

Partners:

  • National Centre for Scientific Research “DEMOKRITOS”, Greece

CP.: Athanasios Drigas

Website: www.demokritos.gr

  • Associazione Futuro Digitale, Italy

CP.: Apa Vincenzo

Website: www.futurodigitale.org

  • CFE Erfurt e.V., Germany

CP.: Zafar Saydaliev

Website: www.cge-erfurt.org

  • A&A Emphasys Interactive Solutions Ltd, Cyprus

CP.: Athos Charalambides

Website: www.emphasyscentre.com

 

CODING AND YOUTH, KickOff Meeting, 10-11 of November 2016, Germany

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