Contributing to the European Youth Goals

The main objective of Project CODE is to provide opportunities for a quality employment to vulnerable young people at poverty risk. The specific project objective is to develop and implement a training programme for specialized digital competences such as digital design, graphics, 3 D animation, game design for these young people that otherwise cannot afford to obtain hi-tech knowledge due to restrictions coming from their financial situation.

Referring to the beneficiaries that will be part of the project we can mention: Young people at poverty risk; Young people of working poor people that are still parents dependent; Young people in rural areas with limited access to specialized education and training; Single parent young people; Young people with physical health problems that limit their access to completing the education cycle; Orphans that are out of social protection facilities at the age of 18 without any support and possibility to continue in high education or enroll for additional out-of-school courses due to financial reasons; Minority groups young graduates;

Among the benefits of the project that young people will have we can mention:

  • Motivation modules of training and support;
  • Online platform for psychological and motivational support;
  • Training courses for digital skills – 3 D Animation and Graphic Design;
  • Certified diplomas for the trainings;
  • Follow up for their future development;

The project`s main result is a developed and piloted training program to boost target groups` access to acquiring specialized competences for employability and self – esteem as well as providing a new perspective to learning interactions and problem solving.

All the things mentioned above (beneficiaries, activities, outputs) will contribute to a part of goals from the EU Youth Strategy such as:

Equality of All Genders - Ensure equal access to formal and non-formal education, and that the design of education systems follows gender-sensitive approaches.

Inclusive Societies - Ensure that all marginalized young people have equal access to formal and non-formal learning environments, addressing all the dimensions of inclusion.

Moving Rural Youth Forward - By 2015 almost one third of the EU population were living in rural areas, prevailing differences exist between living in urban and in rural areas. Therefore, it is important to ensure equality for young people in urban and rural settings. It is also important to ensure equal access to high quality education for young people in rural areas.

Quality Employment for All - The lack of information and suitable skills for future employment are preventing young people to be fully integrated in the labor market. Ensure equal opportunities for all young people to develop the necessary skills and gain practical experience in order to smoothen the transition from education to the labor market.


Project “CODE – Competence Opportunities for Digital Employment” is implemented under EEA and Norway grants Fund for youth employment together with 7 partners from Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania, Italy, Estonia.

The project CODE benefits from a 2 300 000 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the Human Resources Development Agency and under no circumstances can be assumed that it reflects the official opinion of the Fund Operator or the Donors.