EU Code Week 2018 has proven to be the most successful to date. The total number of activities registered is now 41,000, involving hundreds of thousands of participants, most of them in schools.
The Digital Europe programme put together by the Commission takes a step in the right direction by recognising the key role played by digital skills, but it could be more closely tied to social realities. In its opinion drawn up by Norbert Kluge and Ulrich Samm and adopted at the October plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) backs the Commission proposal and points out that digitalisation in Europe must be made inclusive: the “digital dividend” must be equally distributed through appropriate policy measures.
Innovation Radar declaration. Costas Fotakis, Greece’s Alternate Minister for Education, Research and Religious Affairs signed the Innovation Radar declaration on 17 October 2018 in Athens.