Press release 11.05.2021

These are Europe's best coding projects

Berlin, 11.05.2021: At the European Code League final, 10 teams of teachers and students will show their innovative coding projects. The final will be held virtually on 28 May 2021.

Being able to code is becoming a more and more important skill - especially for students. How can teachers incorporate this topic not only in computer science lessons, but also in other STEM classes? Many teachers might be afraid of coding as they might have only little programming knowledge.

In order to motivate teachers to engage with this important topic, Science on Stage has launched the "European Code League" in cooperation with SAP.

For this competition we invited primary and secondary STEM teachers and students from all over European to get creative and present their innovative coding. Despite the pandemic and the resulting restrictions, we received dozens of fantastic applications.

An expert jury selected 10 teams to present their projects virtually at the final on 28 May. The contestants come from Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Greece and Croatia. Ranging from an app that warns of earthquakes, to a house that saves electricity, to a camera that makes bioluminescent fungi visible, there is an exciting selection of projects.

Stefanie Schlunk, Chair of Science on Stage Europe, states: “The participants all have been very creative, despite the difficult circumstances. Their commitment is an inspiration for all of us.”

At the final, the winning team will be announced. They will win non-cash prizes and a trip to the European Science on Stage festival, taking place from 24-27 March 2022 in Prague.

At this three-day educational festival 450 teachers from over 30 countries will come together to present and exchange their innovative teaching ideas in a fair, in workshops and in short lectures.

The winning project will reach thousands of students throughout Europe.


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