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Grants for “Meet and Code 2019” – apply until 8 September!

The deadline for submitting ideas for “Meet and Code 2019” is approaching – September 8, 2019. The selected events will receive a $ 300 grant for their organization!

Programming workshops, hackathons, lectures, competitions, programming nights, robotics classes, etc. These are just some examples of events that can be organized and receive grants of 300 euros! Your imagination is the limit.

Events can be submitted until 8 September 2019

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Register your organization and submit your event

Are you a non-profit organization and would like to host an event promoting programming for children and youth, ages 8 to 24? If you have an idea for an event, we encourage you to register your organization now! You will need to submit documents to prove you are a non-profit organization (Organization Statute and CRM Current Status), as well as your bank account number.

Before posting an idea for an event, you need to create an organization account and choose a username and password. Thanks to this, the user will be able to log in to his account and manage it. Each submitted event will be judged in accordance with the adopted criteria and the organization will be informed of the decision by email.

Participation conditions

Check out the conditions for applying for a “Meet and Code” grant and what are the criteria for selecting submitted ideas.

Meet and Code Award

This year, “Meet and Code” will award the best events and showcase their activities to a wider audience. The prizes will be divided into three categories:

  1. Girls do IT!

The topic of equal opportunities and gender equality plays an important role in today’s society. This category of awards aims to close the gender gap in IT and coding. We are looking for creative events that break down gender stereotypes and encourage girls to code. Examples of events in this category would be “Robotics for girls” or “Code like a girl with Snap!”

  1. Diversity

Life is diversity. Only a diverse and inclusive world can secure our future. In the Diversity category, we look for the best ideas for events that will inspire kids and young people. Not only for IT and coding, but also for a world of equal opportunities and respect. By this, we mean diversity in cultural, religious and ethnic background, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, mental and physical abilities, and different working or living conditions. Meet and Code events in this category help reduce inequalities and promote SDG 10. For example, they might address juvenile inmates or focus on the use of IT by people with visual and hearing impairments.

  1. Code for the Planet

The earth and its environment are a delicate and complex system in need of care. Events in this category combine coding and actions for the planet. The focus should be on current environmental issues and difficulties in order to raise young people’s awareness of these topics. All coding events that improve climate change education through raising awareness on this topic are worth contributing to SDG 13. For example, events in this category may relate to air pollution measurement or energy efficiency tools.

  1. Code for your community

The local community is a safety net for the people who live in it. Events in this category take into account local aspects and customs and pay attention to community-specific needs. Events should bring together people with the same goals, interests and neighborhoods through the passion to “meet and code”! For example, events in this category could work on a platform for your neighborhood.

 

Five events will be selected in each category, and two representatives from each organization will be invited to the two-day closing event at SAP’s headquarters in Waldorf, Germany. In addition, the winner of the first prize in each category will receive a prize of 2,000 euros.

This initiative was developed by “Haus des Stiftens gGmbH” – Germany and financially supported by the German company SAP, based in Waldorf.

If you have any questions or you are in need of additional information, feel free to contact us at macedonia@meet-and-code.org (contact person: Valon Abdiu, mobile: 070-33-55-22).