#CodeWeek

Community

EU Code Week thrives thanks to a vast, international community of volunteers. In this page you can meet the members that are active in your country.
EU Code Week’s backbone is the Ambassadors, the Leading teachers and representatives of ministries of education in the EU and Western Balkans countries – the Edu coordinators.

Find out more about your local community by selecting your country:

Ambassadors

EU Code Week Ambassadors are the main point of contact for Code Week in each country and help spread the vision of Code Week locally. The Ambassadors connect people, companies and communities interested in supporting EU Code Week. They encourage organisers to register coding activities on the Code Week map, and promote the overall participation in EU Code Week. Ambassadors also review and approve activities in their country. Ambassadors also work with their peers in other countries and meet regularly to discuss how to further develop the initiative.

Artur Coll

Primary School Teacher and Computer Engineer. Teacher technical advisor and teacher trainer on Computational Thinking. Organizer of Institutional Scratch Day in Catalonia.

Jesús Moreno León

Computer Science teacher. Co-founder of Programamos.es, a community of educators promoting computational thinking at schools. Researcher at KGBL3 (URJC).

Fran Garcia del pozo

Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y PDD del IESE 2002. Destacada trayectoria de éxito profesional. Fue durante más de 12 años en su etapa en Telefónica, creador de la estrategia de patrocinios de la marca Movistar en el mundo, junto con el equipo Corporativo, así como de la gestión e implementación de los mayores proyectos de éxito de la compañía a nivel global, como por ejemplo el mundial de motociclismo y la estrategia de música de la marca, ejemplos aún hoy del ADN de Telefónica en el mundo. Su curiosidad y espíritu emprendedor hace que se traslade a Nueva York en el año 2011 donde reside actualmente y donde nace su interés por la transformación y por la oportunidad de exportar fuera del mercado americano, hacia España y Latinoamérica, la fusión de la inquietud por la educación en las competencias del siglo XXI, la pasión la innovación y el espíritu de la invención, pilares de la nueva economía. Desde entonces y hasta ahora ha compatibilizado su trabajo de asesor y consultor de marketing para compañías multinacionales, con el desarrollo de la estrategia de Generacion Code, compañia desde la que ha realizado proyectos centrados en el desarrollo de un futuro sostenible para empresas.

Alexander Velázquez Gutiérrez

⌨️ #Backend Developer & #STEAMteacher • Embajador #codeweekEU en España • Promotor de iniciativas #STEAM 🔬⚛️ Promotor de WomanSTEAM - Un proyecto de educación tecnológica para impulsar el STEAM en el sector femenino. Soy orgullosamente MexicanoMX

Itziar Garcia Blazquez

P.h.D in education in Mondragon University (HUHEZI - Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences). Also, Computer Engineer and Bachelor in Honours in Software Development. Interested in the development of digital competence and computational thinking of nowadays society.

Leading teachers

Leading teachers is an active community of more than 450 educators from across Europe. They help connect schools, teachers and students interested in participating to Code Week and encourage them to organise activities and register them on the Code Week map. The Leading teachers hold professional development webinars in their language and are a reference point for other teachers in the country but also in Europe. They also promote the initiative locally.

If you are a teacher, you can find Leading teachers near you to connect with on the map.

Edu coordinators

EU Code Week Edu coordinators are correspondents in Ministries of Education or other educational authorities and organisations participating in EU Code Week. Edu coordinators strengthen the foundations of the initiative by supporting teachers and schools nation-wide. This includes communication with schools who already participate in EU Code Week to learn about their best practices and share experience. Edu coordinators also support schools that want to participate in the initiative, by providing available resources, learning material and opportunities within the community.

Volunteer for EU Code Week

You do not need to take on an official role in the EU Code Week community to be part of the movement. Everyone can organise activities to teach and inspire people to code, do robotics, tinker with hardware, 3D-print etc. and pin their activity on the map However, if you want to volunteer your time to promote coding and believe in the vision and values of EU Code Week, you could potentially become a leading teacher or an ambassador..

If you are an educator passionate about teaching and learning how to code as much as we are, you can find out more about the role and benefits of Leading teachers here. Then you can apply to become a Leading Teacher by filling this online application form. Please note that the number of Leading Teachers per country is fixed which means that applications are open only for some specific countries at a time.

If you want to promote coding in your country, check out the responsibilities of Ambassadors and take a quick look at the list of EU Code Week Ambassadors. If there are Ambassadors in your country, please get in touch directly with them and see how you can best support the initiative. If there is no one in your country, you can reach out at info@codeweek.eu.