Applications invited for projects to help children and young people learn about IT and coding during the EU Code Week 2018.
One-off awards of €500 are available to not-for-profit organisations as part of the Meet and Code initiative, a European-wide programme which aims to introduce children and young people between the ages of 8 and 24 to the world of technology and coding. Funded and supported by German-based software corporation SAP and partners Haus des Stiftens gGmbHnd and TechSoup Europe, Meet and Code events are held to bring young people together and show them how much fun coding can be and how IT affects their daily lives.
Different social groups such as schools, IT professionals, companies or computer clubs may plan and deliver an event but to receive the funding, the event promoter and organiser must be a charitable organisation, such as a school development association.
To be eligible the following applies:
Eligible project themes are as follows:
Organisations can submit more than one event idea, provided their submissions can show significantly different projects, and all event ideas should be planned within the framework of the EU Code Week guidelines.
The following are ineligible for funding:
In addition, for 2018 the best event ideas in each of the three eligible themes above will be presented at the closing event at the SAP headquarters in Germany. Five finalists for each category will be invited to attend the award closing event and those winning first place in each category will receive additional prize money of €2,500.
Further details can be found on the Meet and Code website.
The deadline for applications is 15 September 2018.