The leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has launched the CoderDojo Ambassador Initiative, a new informal grouping of MEPs that aims to promote computer coding skills to young people around Europe.
The initiative is in cooperation with the Cork-born CoderDojo initiative.
Seán Kelly says he is confident that it will ensure the CoderDojo initiative continues to grow across all 28 EU Member States and beyond.
CoderDojo began in 2011 with the launch of the first free community coding club for young people in Cork and within one year it had spread across Ireland to the UK and the USA.
Today there are over 850 free and active clubs in 62 countries.