European Schoolnet is a network of 31 European Ministries of Education.
They aim to bring innovation in teaching and learning to their key stakeholders: Ministries of Education, schools, teachers, researchers, and industry partners.
They strives to demonstrate how ICT can support change in teaching and learning.
According to the document "Computing our future. Computer programming and coding -Priorities, school curricula and initiatives across Europe" in October 2014 of European Schoolnet "Coding is becoming increasingly a key competence which will have to be acquired by all young students and increasingly by workers in a wide range of industries and professions. Coding is part of logical reasoning and represents one of the key skills which are part of what is now called “21st century skills”. "The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the CINI - Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics, launched in Italy an initiative called “Programma il Futuro” (which is part of the program “labuonascuola”) with the aim to provide schools a series of simple tools, fun and easily accessible form students to the basic concepts of computer science.
Starting from a successful experience launched in the US in 2013 which saw the participation of about 40 million students and teachers around the world, Italy began to experience so introducing structural schools of the basic concepts of 'through computer programming (coding), using user-friendly tools and does not require an advanced skill in the use of computers.
The project aims to develop two different levels of activities:
• On the teachers and schools organization: to improve competences of teachers and educators and to identify and share a flexible teaching method based on useful tools of coding
• On students to improve their digital and coding skills.