European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
KEAN in collaboration with the EIT (Uropean Institute of Innovation & Technology), within the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and the wider European Union Digital Single Market Strategy, promoted the implementation of code-learning (programming) workshops for children with emphasis on girls aged 12-17, in countries where there is a greater need to enhance digital skills. These workshops, started in Greece.
During the summer months, 50 students from schools in Attica and other municipalities had the opportunity to experience the magical world of digital coding and got basic principles of creating code! In particular, KEAN trainers, in collaboration with Google, the BCA College and the Athens Tech Technology College, together with the Municipalities, were in the following municipalities:
- Alimos (12-14 July)
- Korydallos (17-19 July)
- Evrotas (27-30 July)
- Municipality of Messini (7-9 August)
- Neon Heraklion (28-30 August)
In early September, the young programmers were met again for the “code celebration and award winning ideas”. The event was hosted by the BCA College in Athens, where participants had the opportunity to discuss and share their experience with Google executives. The students were divided into teams under the guidance of experts and competed and tried to work out a creative idea that could become and Application. A special Judging-Committee voted for the most innovative idea, which were awarded and supported by professional developers to become a reality!
-Promote positive role models and enhancing digital and entrepreneurship skills among girls that help to tackle the gender gap and boost female participation in science, technology and business
-Inspire female students to consider careers in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation
-Organise a series of workshops on digital and entrepreneurial skills throughout Europe for girls in primary and secondary education (up to 20 000 girls by the end of 2020), with a particular focus on EIT RIS countries.
-Active participation in key Women Leadership and Entrepreneurship events across Europe.
-Participation and sharing of content with select online women leadership and entrepreneurship platforms
-Support and promote the Women @ EIT initiative