A voice from Poland in the debate on financial education of children in the EU

On October 2, the European Commission, together with the OECD, plans to officially publish the financial framework for children and youth. The “Launch of the EU/OECD-INFE Financial Competence Framework (FinComp) for Children and Youth” conference is a unique opportunity to connect global leaders, industry experts, and enthusiasts of financial education to develop a financial competence framework.

Why is financial education for children so important?

Financial education is a pivotal element in building the future. Understanding money-related topics, savings, investments, and financial management is crucial in today’s world. The purpose of the conference is to present the new joint financial competence framework for children and youth developed by the European Commission and OECD/INFE in cooperation with Czepczyński Family Foundation (we will be the only Polish organization on the discussion panel). The framework defines a core set of financial skills that are essential for children and youth of all ages to make informed financial decisions now and in the future.

I am extremally happy and proud to be invited by the European Commission to speak at theLaunch event of the joint EU/ OECD financial framework for youth and children. This is a great recognition of Czepczynski Family Foundation’s work in the area of financial education of children. CFF has been advocating for a separate competence framework for children and we are very happy to see that this is becoming a reality. This framework is a great step towards harmonisation of financial curriculum at schools in the EU. This is also a great tool for teachers and other involved partners to prepare new teaching materials or evaluating the existing ones.

– says Beata Stelmach, representative of the Czepczyński Family Foundation, who, together with other outstanding experts – prof Annamaria Lusardi from George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) and Manuel Bordoy from the Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools, will share experience with financial education for children and ideas on how to make the joint competence framework operational. A keynote speech will be delivered by Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union, who has been a great supporter of financial education since the beginning of her term.

Registration for the conference

The conference is aimed at a wide audience, including representatives from governments, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, and academic and educational circles. We encourage you to register for the conference, which will take place both online (requires registration) and in person. This is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the topic of financial education, share ideas, and establish valuable connections.

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is required.

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