ACM 2013 report (no ph3n0l translation included)
It is a matter of grave concern to Informatics Europe and ACM Europe that European nations are harming their primary and secondary school students, both educationally and economically, by failing to offer them an education in the fundamentals of informatics.
Continuation of this failure would put the European economy at risk by causing students to lag behind those of many other countries, including emerging but increasingly competitive countries (India is the most obvious example but by far not the only one).
Informatics education must become, along with digital literacy, an obligatory part of general education. Appropriate informatics education enhances human capability in the form of both practical skills, essential for success in all human disciplines, and conceptual benefits, in the form of effective ways of reasoning about the world (“computational thinking”). All workforces across Europe will be dependent on future Informatics education to retain our living standards. Informatics will be necessary to future economic health: this is where the next generation is going to be doing the important work and Europe overlooks this at its peril.