The Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland, Ireland’s representative body for the banking and payments industry, is marking the week European Money Week with two informative and fun events for schools and students in Ireland.
The first takes place Tuesday 6 March, whereby BPFI will bring the chief economists from AIB, Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland and Ulster Bank to discuss the economic issues of present days via a webinar. A similar event took place at last year’s European Money Week, however this year’s event is set for bigger and wider access as all schools interesting in accessing the panel discussion can do so via a streaming link. Please register your interest for this event at firstname.lastname@example.org simply stating Economist Webinar in the subject line and your details in body of email including class level (e.g. fifth year economics pass/higher level) and school.
In addition, BPFI has confirmed Ireland’s participation in the inaugural Euro Money Quiz – with the Irish national heat set to take place, during European Money week, Wednesday 14 march at midday. The European Money Quiz is being launched for the first time in 2018 to improve the financial literacy of 13-15 year-olds across Europe – this competition is not suitable for senior level students. Please email email@example.com if you would like the teacher’s guide to this quiz and details on how to register for the competition in March.
The winning teams from the national finals will be invited to travel to the European finals in Brussels in May. The travel expenses of this trip are part of the prize package and are generously sponsored by BPFI. The winner of the European finals will receive a prize to be shared with their classroom back home. The European Money Quiz website, where all competition-related information and materials will be kept up to date, or visit European Money Week Twitter and Facebook page, where you can find regular updates on the competition and tips for the different rounds.
Established in 2015, European Money Week is a joint initiative between the European Banking Federation and over 30 European banking associations, including BPFI. European Money Week is an annual event which aims to raise public awareness on financial literacy and improve financial education for students at primary and secondary level.