More than 5,500 young people have been educated for free
Zagreb, 21 March 2023 - The Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy is once again actively involved in the celebration of Global Money Week (www.globalmoneyweek.org) and European Money Week (europeanmoneyweek.eu).
Money Week is the leading global event to raise awareness about the importance of financial education and financial inclusion for children and young people. So far, over 53 million children and young people in 176 countries have participated in the activities of these initiatives.
Money Week activities are aimed at raising the level of financial literacy among young people through various forms of formal and informal education, so that they acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary for making sound financial decisions from an early age.
As a result of the globalization of the market for financial products and services and increased digitalization, increasingly complex financial products and services are offered to consumers. At the same time, the imbalance between available information and resources possessed by providers of financial products and services on the one hand and users of financial products and services on the other hand is becoming more and more pronounced, and therefore it is even more important to work on strengthening educational capacities in the field of finance.
The Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy joined the Money Week activities back in 2014, since the Week has been celebrated in Croatia. Since then, more than 1,200 pupils and students from all over Croatia and abroad have participated in the Academy's activities on the occasion of Money Week.
This year, the Academy will hold lectures for high school and university students from Split, Dugo Selo, Virovitica, Šibenik, Pazin and Zagreb, thereby providing them with basic knowledge about the capital market and stock trading. In cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Agency for Education and the Ministry of Finance, the Academy will participate in additional activities of the Money Week intended for educational workers and students.
The Academy also manages an online simulation of stock market trading called "Virtual Stock Exchange", which has so far registered more than 25,000 users, and which has been used for 14 years in classes related to capital markets at several economic and related faculties, colleges and high schools.
The Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy was founded in 2010 and today is the largest provider of financial market education services in Croatia, with more than 10,000 participants and over 100 educational programs. It pays great attention to socially responsible business and strengthening the financial literacy of the general population with an emphasis on young people. In addition to participating in the work of the Operational Working Group for monitoring the implementation of measures and activities defined by the Action Plan for Improving Consumer Financial Literacy of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, through its activities the Academy has so far provided free education for more than 5,500 young people.