November 11th was marked in the calendar of all Nicosians interested in high-tech long time ago. The date was saved for the multiplier event, the conference prepared by Emphasys Centre & Cyprus Computer Society on dissemination of the results of Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships project CODE&YOUTH – An innovative programme in Digital Era (2016-2-CY02-KA205-000819).

The conference was opened with the greetings from Athos Charalambides, the founder and director of the Emphasys Centre. Then the word was given to Demetra Orthodoxou to explain the nuances of Code@Youth project and present the work of the center. Afterwards the floor took representative of CGE Erfurt e.V., Marina Bykova, and delivered a presentation on Open Badges Ecosystem, that was developed to support the recognition of skills the participants of the project gained. Later Eleftheria Demerizi from ISL NCSR Demokritos described the MOOC platform (codeandyouth.iit.demokritos.gr) to provide online learning as part of the Summer Coding Schools curriculum. Marco De Cave from Futuro Digitale spoke about dissemination of the intellectual outputs, created throughout the process of implementation of Code@Youth, and brought attention to the point of digital policy in Europe and digitalisation in schools. The conference was closed by Andreas Loutsios on behalf of Cyprus Computer Society.
 
After the official part the visitors were invited to the exhibition to check out the stands and IOs of all consortium partners. Many young participants enjoyed interaction with robots and had the opportunity to code Edisons themselves. The event finished with a lovely buffet and informal get-together.
 
More materials are available under the link: bit.ly/CodeandYouthConference.
 
Photos: Marina Bykova
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