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Informatics Europe proudly announces its 2015

Best Practices in Education Award devoted to initiatives promoting informatics education in primary and secondary schools.

   The Informatics Europe Best Practices in Education Award recognizes outstanding European educational initiatives that improve the quality of informatics teaching and the attractiveness of the discipline, and can be applied and extended beyond their institutions of origin.

   As in 2014, the Award will reward a successful teaching effort in Europe that :
has made a measurable difference in informatics education in schools
is widely applicable and useful for the teaching community has made a measurable impact in its original institution and beyond it.

   The 2015 Award is devoted to curriculum initiatives for promoting informatics in schools as a mandatory subject for all students. The Award will honor original contributions who emphasize successful initiatives for teaching of informatics fundamentals in schools. Experiences and reports showing how to use software or hardware tools in order to improve learning in other disciplines than informatics will not be considered.

   Examples of impact include course results, student projects, textbooks, influence on the curriculum of other schools.

   The 2015 Award is devoted to curriculum initiatives promoting informatics education in primary and secondary schools and funded through a generous grant from Microsoft.

   The Award carries a prize of 5 000 euros.

   The Award can be given to an individual or to a group. To be eligible, participants must be located in one of the member or candidate member countries of the Council of Europe (, or Israel. Members of the Informatics Europe Board and of the Award Committee are not eligible.

   The Award Committee will review and evaluate each proposal. It reserves the right to split the prize between at most two different proposals (individuals or teams).

Proposals should be submitted only at :

The proposal should include :

  • Names and addresses of the applicant or applicants ;
  • Indication of whether the submission is on behalf of an individual or a group ;
  • Description of the achievements (max 5 pages) ;
  • Evidence of availability of the curricula materials to the teaching community (max 2 pages) ;
  • Evidence of impact (max 5 pages) ;
  • A reference list (which may include URLs of supporting material) ;
  • One or two letters of support. The letters of support may come for example from school management or colleagues in the same or another institution.

Deadlines :
Abstract : May 1, 2015
Full proposal : June 1, 2015
Notification of winner(s) : August 1, 2015

   The Award will be presented at the 11th European Computer Science Summit, in Vienna, 12-14 October 2015, where the winner or winners (one representative in the case of an institution) will be invited to give a talk on their achievements.

Association EPI
mars 2015


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