More than 5,200 young people have been educated for free
Zagreb, 21 March 2022 - The Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy is once again actively involved in the celebration of Global Money Week (www.globalmoneyweek.org) and European Money Week (www.ebf.eu/europeanmoneyweek), which begin on 21 March.
Global Money Week is the leading global event to raise awareness of the importance of financial education and financial inclusion for children and young people, and this year it is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
To date, over 50 million children and young people in 176 countries have participated in the activities of these initiatives.
The activities of the Money Week are aimed at raising the level of financial literacy among young people through various forms of formal and non-formal education in order to acquire from an early age the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed to make sound financial decisions.
Due to the globalization of the market of financial products and services and increased digitalization, consumers are being offered increasingly complex financial products and services. There is an increasing imbalance between the available information and resources of financial product and service providers on the one hand and users of financial products and services on the other, and it is therefore even more important to work on strengthening educational capacity in the field of finance.
The Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy joined the activities of the Money Week in 2014, since the Week was celebrated in Croatia, as one of a total of 63,000 organizations that globally carry out activities intended for young people. Since then, more than 1,000 students from all over Croatia and abroad have participated in the activities of the Academy on the occasion of Money Week.
This year, the Academy will hold online lectures for high school students from Hrvatska Kostajnica, Maruševac and Zagreb, thus providing them with basic knowledge about the capital market and stock trading. In cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Agency for Education, the Academy will hold additional online presentations for students from several Croatian schools and for educators.
The Academy also manages an online stock exchange simulation called "Virtual Exchange", which has so far registered almost 24,000 users, and which has been used for 13 years in teaching related to capital markets at several faculties of economics and related faculties, colleges and high schools.
The Zagreb Stock Exchange Academy was founded in 2010 and today is the largest provider of education services on financial markets in Croatia, with more than 10,000 students and over 80 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 the improvement of financial literacy of consumers of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Academy has so far provided free education for more than 5,200 young people.