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Submissions for Meet and Code 2024 are Now Open

18 Jun 2024
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Calling all tech enthusiasts, educators, and creative minds! Meet and Code 2024 is here, and we’re excited to ignite a passion for coding in young minds across Europe.

Get €500 to fund your coding event. Starting today, May 22nd, non-profit organizations can submit their proposals for workshops, lectures, hackathons, coding competitions, and more! This year, the application window is extended until September 30th, giving you more time to craft your dream event, which must be hosted from June 17 to October 31.

Here’s what you need to know:
Who can participate? Anyone with a passion for code and digital skills can get involved! Schools, IT professionals, nonprofit organizations and even computer clubs can design events for children and youth aged 8-24. However, the official event organizer needs to be a charitable organization to secure funding.

You may wonder what type of digital skills event you should host and what format it should be in. Let your imagination run wild! From in-person coding bootcamps to hackathons to app development, the possibilities are endless. And remember, as our goal is to provide #digitalskills4all, we especially welcome events held for youth from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds. You can choose a hybrid approach to reach a wider audience or host your event in person or only online.

Now is the time to create digital skills magic in 13 European countries! Meet and Code is happening in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Meet and Code Awards are back!
We’ll also be awarding the most creative and successful events across three categories in the Meet and Code Awards. These awards not only recognize excellence but also inspire future events to close the digital skills gap.

This year’s awards focus on three categories aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Girls do IT! promotes gender equality by encouraging girls’ interest in coding.
  • Diversity seeks innovative events that empower under-represented communities in digital education.
  • Code for the Planet combines coding with environmental action to tackle climate change.

How to Participate in the Awards
Events that have successfully completed a Meet and Code workshop can be submitted for the Awards between October 1st and November 10th, 2024.
The top three events (one in each category) win €3,000 and recognition at the Meet and Code Awards ceremony. Learn more about the Awards here

Need we say more. Ready to Apply for Meet and Code?
Head over to Meet and Code website for your country between May 22nd and September 30th to submit your event proposal. The best ideas will be chosen by local partners in each country, and successful applicants will receive a grant of €500 to support their event.

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