At Liberty Global we want to give young people the future skills they will need to thrive in the digital economy. So this year, as part of Europe Code Week (15-23 October), Liberty Global and CoderDojo are proud to announce the launch the of the Future Makers Awards.
The Future Makers Awards celebrate digital solutions that answer society’s most pressing challenges. Young people between 10 -17 years old are invited to use their coding superpowers to create projects that bring about a positive social change in their communities.
“Liberty Global has supported EU Code Week since 2014. Computer and coding skills are essential to thriving in the digital economy and getting a good job, but we want to do more. We want to encourage young people to use their newly acquired coding superpowers to make a positive impact on society. That’s why we are launching the first pan-European Future Makers Awards.” said Roy Sharon, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.
The Future Makers Awards were announced at the annual #EUDojo event held at the EU Parliament in Brussels on 18 October. During the coding session, young coders taught MEPs how to create a basic website using the programming languages HTML and CSS.