To mark EU Code Week 2016 and in anticipation of the Commission's 'New Skills Agenda for Europe', Public Libraries 2020 hosted ‘Generation Code: born at the library’ at the European Parliament from 18th-19th October. This interactive exhibition demonstrated how Europe’s public libraries are meeting the digital age.
The exhibition consisted 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 had sessions of 30 seconds to 2 minutes where participants can build a digital skill and experiment with new technologies. There were plenty of surprises, publicity moments and follow-up events in member states to look forward to. The exhibition also explored the status of digital skills development, specifically in non-formal learning environments, across the EU.
If you wish to start coding activities at your library, check out this presentation for ideas.