Generation Code: born at the library

Organized by:

Public Libraries 2020 (Reading & Writing Foundation)

Contact email:

Happening at:
Parlamentarium, 1047 Ixelles, Belgium

From Tuesday 18th of October 2016 at 09:00 to Tuesday 18th of October 2016 at 18:00


Public Libraries 2020 is excited to announce that we will be hosting an interactive exhibition at the European Parliament in October 2016, showcasing the top innovative digital exhibits from public libraries across the EU. To mark EU Code Week 2016 and in anticipation of the Commission's 'New Skills Agenda for Europe', Public Libraries 2020 will host ‘Generation Code: born at the library’ at the European Parliament from 18th-20th October. This interactive exhibition will demonstrate how Europe’s public libraries are meeting the digital age. The exhibition will consist of several interactive stations, showcasing the excellent work that public libraries are doing on all things digital from a range of member states - including coding, robotics, 3D printing, virtual reality experiences, tech advice workshops and digital making. Each station will have sessions of 30 seconds to 2 minutes where participants can build a digital skill and experiment with new technologies. There will be plenty of surprises, publicity moments and follow-up events in member states to look forward to. The exhibition will also explore the status of digital skills development, specifically in non-formal learning environments, across the EU. ‘Generation Code: born at the library’ will take place on the 5th floor exhibition space of the European Parliament. Further information on the programme and side events will follow on our website (, Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more!

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This event is for:
  • High school students
  • Graduate students
  • Post graduate students
  • Employed adults
  • Unemployed adults
Main themes:
  • Basic programming concepts
  • Robotics
  • Hardware
  • Unplugged activities
  • Playful coding activities
  • Visual/Block programming
  • 3D printing
  • Augmented reality
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Motivation and awareness raising
  • Promoting diversity
  • robotics
  • 3D printing
  • coding
  • Brussels
  • digital making
  • EU
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