Start Date: 01-07-2015
End Date: 01-07-2017
"Coding for Young People" addresses the issue of current underdevelopment of ICT skills among young people, especially girls who are underrepresented in STEM careers. As the European Union adopted the Europe 2020 strategic framework, it became clear that competitiveness and innovation is directly linked to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). There is a consensus about the crucial importance of e-skills – their shortages, mismatches and digital divide affect negatively EU growth, innovation, competitiveness and social cohesion.