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CODE AS THE LANGUAGE OF THE FUTURE More than 90% of professional occupations nowadays require digital competences, including programming. Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way. This year, it takes place on 15-23 October 2016.

Karl Hammelberg, Estonia Teaching new generations the basics of coding is almost as important as teaching generations to read and write in the past. During the study visit “Digital skills for all: reaching our potential together“, many participants mentioned that teaching coding to students in the European Union would be very beneficial. At university level, it is already done to some extent in some countries but to have even a greater effect on future generations we should start teaching coding already in upper secondary school or even in primary school. „ProgeTiiger“ is a programme launched by the Estonian Tiger Leap Foundation in September 2012. Estonian students in grades 1 to 12 are introduced to computer programming and creating web and mobile applications. The main goals of the programme is to develop students’ logical thinking, creativity, mathematical skills et cetera. In the 21st century, our world is developing faster than it ever has in such a short period of time. In the distant past it was unthinkable that the entire population

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Closing the gap: digital and entrepreneurial skills for all

Closing the gap: digital and entrepreneurial skills for all  

A collection of essays from participants at the 2015 EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions and the EDS Study Visit on digital a...

Closing the gap: digital and entrepreneurial skills for all  

A collection of essays from participants at the 2015 EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions and the EDS Study Visit on digital a...

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