Financial education will once again be the focus of activities across Europe from 20-26 March 2023, when national banking associations in more than 30 countries will launch activities as part of the European Money Week, aiming to reach thousands of young people with the view of improving financial literacy and raising awareness of its importance.
It will be the ninth time that the European banking sector, at the initiative of the European Banking Federation from Brussels, is organising this event. The European Money Week aims to raise public awareness of the benefits of financial education.
The Association of Serbian Banks, in cooperation with banks, is maintaining financial education as a permanent commitment by organising the European Money Week in Serbia for the ninth time, and launching appropriate activities in the form of workshops, round tables and lectures for various target groups and students of all ages. This year's central event will be the European Money Quiz, another initiative launched by the European Banking Federation in 2017 with the goal of financial literacy, where national banking associations in many European countries invite students aged 13 to 15 to join and participate. The Association of Serbian Banks, as a member of the EBF Financial Literacy Project Group, actively participated in the creation of this European project, together with 30 other national associations of banks.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, this project is being implemented in Serbia for the sixth time, and a large number of students from schools throughout Serbia will participate in the state competition within the European Money Week, on 23 March 2023 at 14:00. Students of the seventh and eighth grade of primary and first grade of high school, i.e. all students who are 13, 14 or 15 years old at the time of the competition, will then have the opportunity to test their knowledge and have a chance to win the competition which will be played live via the online platform Kahoot! As was the case last year, the Association of Serbian Banks will award three top ranked students and their teachers (mentors), and the two highest ranked students will be invited to compete in the European Finals of the European Money Quiz, which will be held in Brussels on 15-16 May 2023.