What are the EU Code Week 2021 Challenges?

EU Code Week Challenges are activities that you can do on your own, in the classroom, with colleagues or friends. You would like to participate in Code Week but do not really have an idea of what to organize? Look no further! We have designed along with Code Week partners a selection of easy to make challenges, that include concrete examples of how to use it in a classroom or group. There are also guidelines on how to complete the challenges, but you can adapt them so that they suit the needs, interests and age of your participants. You can use whatever tools and technologies you like, but we recommend open-source resources.

Choose one or several challenges, adapt it to your group or your classroom, and share the results on Instagram to encourage even more colleagues and friends to engage in the Code Week fun!

Click on the challenge to find out more about it:

Who can join?
Everyone (schools, teachers, libraries, code clubs, businesses, public authorities) is invited to celebrate EU Code Week 2021 by completing a #CodeWeekChallenge.
How to participate in the EU Code Week 2021 Challenge?
  • Select a challenge you would like to complete.
  • Team up your participants in pairs or groups. Teamwork and collaboration are key for the successful completion of a challenge whether you organise your activity in-person or online as a national or international collaborative activity.
Share your challenge
Would you like to win some Code Week goodies? If yes, then let your work go viral!
After you have completed the challenge, share it on Instagram.
Winners will be selected every day during Code Week between 9 – 24 October and announced on our Instagram channel, so don't forget to check your notifications regularly.
How to share your challenge(s) on Instagram?
  • Tap the Edit profile button
  • Add the link of your work in the Website field and save
  • Create a new post
      1. Add a screenshot of your work
      2. Write an engaging description
      3. Make sure to specify ‘Link in Bio’
      4. Add the #CodeWeekChallenge
      5. Mention and tag @CodeWeekEU
You prefer to share your challenge(s) on Facebook?
EU Code Week will pin a new Challenge post on their Facebook page every day and will select the winner for the prize from the comments under the post.
How does it work?
  • Simply comment on the post with the link to your work.
Complete all the Challenges
Challenge completed? Print the bingo card and mark the little white bubble on the top left
Share your Challenge on social media and win some cool Code Week prizes
Just upload a picture with the completed row(s), column(s) or even better - the whole bingo - to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
Make sure to use the #CodeWeekChallengesBingo
Why take part in an EU Code Week challenge?
  • To engage in problem solving and coding activities.
  • To work together with peers.
  • To spread the message on the importance of coding.