(EUROPE)

Schools across the continent are being asked to take part in October’s European Code Week.

The initiative offers citizens of all ages and backgrounds the chance to boost their ‘digital literacy’. Around one people – from 50 countries – took part in 2016 and it is expected to be even more this time around.

“Europe Code Week is a grassroots initiative which aims to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way,” the Code Week EU website states. “Learning to code helps us to make sense of how things work, explore ideas and make things, for both work and play. What’s more it helps us to unleash our creativity and work collaboratively with wonderful people both near us and all over the world.”

EU Code Week 2018 has events for all levels – and runs from 6 to 21 October.