European Union supports the empowerment of the youth and especially of girls students with digital skills. In this context, and following last year’s (2017) succesful  implementation of the pilot programme Girls Coding with the support of EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) , Google declared the intention to actively contribute to the continuation of our initiative that promotes the Code Week EU 2018 concept.

Hence, the programme Digital Coding – Girls Coding II will offer the opportunity of coding workshops to more than 500 students in Greece (Attica, Thessaloniki and Messini).

The official announcement, will take place at the premises of the European Parliament in Athens,
19th Oct. 14.00-15.30.
The event is hosted by Mrs. Eva Kaili, MEP and Chair of the STOA Committee.

The programme will present the president of KEAN, Stavros Milionis.

Guest Keynotes are Mr. Diego Ciulli, Public Policy Manager of Google, Italy and Greece and Grigoris Zarifopoulos, Director Gen. of Google in Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta , and an official representative on behalf of the Ministry for Digital Policy.

The event is public, however, a pre-registration is required at













You can read more about the pilot programme collaboration of KEAN and EIT for 2017 , here:

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology ( ) under the Horizon 2020 Programme (2014-2020) organized the project of Digital Coding Workshops, with special focus on female school students in Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) countries. 
The implementation of the projects starts this Summer ’17, from Greece, by the NGO KEAN-Cell of Alternative Youth Activities (

KEAN (Cell of Alternative Youth Activities) is a greek NGO with branches and members throughout Europe. KEAN’s constitutional values are the respect of human rights, the environmental protection and sustainability, the cultural and social and economic progress, the enhancment of youth with digital knowledge and skills.

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is the EIT Community’s outreach scheme. The scheme enables the transfer of good practices and know-how from the EIT’s unique approach to boosting innovation. The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme was introduced in 2014 to share good practices and experience emerging from the EIT Community activities and to widen participation in our activities across Europe.

The EIT enhances Europe’s ability to innovate through ‘Knowledge Triangle Integration’, strengthening cooperation between partners in business, higher education, and research working together in the EIT’s Innovation Communities (also known as KICs – Knowledge and Innovations Communities). The EIT RIS opens up the activities of our Innovation Communities to innovators that are not partners, by providing targeted support to individuals and organisations to take part in and benefit from our Innovation Communities’ activities, services and programmes.

The objective of the EIT RIS is to contribute to boosting the ability to innovate of countries and regions in Europe that belong to the groups of so-called ‘modest and moderate’ innovators (according to the European Innovation Scoreboard).