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Financial Literacy for the Next Generation: World Money Week 2023 and Croatian Association of Banks’ Initiative to Educate Young People

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Financial Literacy for the Next Generation: World Money Week 2023 and Croatian Association of Banks’ Initiative to Educate Young People

In 2023, World Money Week will be held from March 18th to 24th, and the Croatian Association of Banks (HUB) has organized a rich program with workshops that will continue throughout the year. The association is collaborating with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to conduct an education program called “Finance for New Generations,” aimed at young entrepreneurs, teachers, and high school students. This program aims to improve financial literacy among young people and inspire future entrepreneurs.

The education program for students and teachers will reach approximately 500 professors and 17,000 students over two years. A digital manual called “My Money, My Job, My Future” will be used for education. Workshops and educational content will be conducted by Štedopis, led by Marina Ralašić. Additionally, workshops for young entrepreneurs titled “I’m My Own Boss” will be organized in partnership with entrepreneur Kristina Ercegović and the mojnovac.hr portal. These workshops comprise 13 modules and provide participants with essential knowledge and tools for success in the entrepreneurial world.

The workshops will be recorded and shared on HUB’s YouTube channel for accessibility to all interested entrepreneurs. These initiatives highlight the importance of cultivating a healthy money mindset from an early age. Marina Ralašić, the manager of Štedopis, emphasizes the significance of these programs in promoting financial literacy among youth.

Štedopis was established in 2015 as an organization dedicated to teaching young people about money management and entrepreneurship. They have developed various publications, conducted research, and executed projects to enhance financial literacy among children and youth. Currently, they are developing new content for secondary schools consisting of a textbook for students and a manual for teachers called “My Money, My Job, My Future.” The new online textbook covers essential topics such as personal finance, economics

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