2016 France Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
African Youth Advocate Platform
Participating Organizations:
Mladi Info
Arab Youth Climate Movement
Halal Incorp: Social Impact
Date of the event:
14th - 20th of March
Total number of children & youth engaged: 491

This is the African Youth Advocate Platform’s first time taking part in Global Money Week! Ms. Sana Afouaiz (CEO of African Youth Advocate Platform, a women’s advocate and human rights activist) will host an international Expert Talk together with Mr. Majid Mirza Hussain (Expert of youth employment) and Ms. Bistra Kumbaroska (Entrepreneur and CEO of Impact Hub Vienna). The topics discussed will focus on the importance of saving and financial literacy, youth employment and Entrepreneurship and gender-equality and financial literacy.

Ms. Afouaiz is currently based in Paris, France but there will be youth from around the world joining the discussion.

“Women are neglected in many parts of the world, especially in the developing countries where they find it difficult to develop ideas and get proper funding to bring up entrepreneurs” Ms. Bistra
“Obviously we need to provide more investments in youth; investments in education, skills training, sexual and reproductive health services, availability of credit” Ms. Sana Afouaiz
“The qualities of education will provide the marginalized community skills in terms of financial sustainability and through behavior and social change”. Mr. Majid

2014 France Global Money Week

Participants:
Euronext Paris Stock Exchange
Ashoka France
Date of the event:
17th of March
Number of children reached:
10

Youth, together with Child & Youth Finance International rang the Euronext Paris stock exchange closing bell on Monday 17 March. The ceremony marked the end of 8 days of celebration around the world in aid of raising public awareness about the need for financial literacy, jobs for youth, and entrepreneurship skills during the 2014 edition of Global Money Week.

The need for financial education and greater financial inclusion has never been greater in Europe, with youth unemployment at historic all-time highs. Paris NYSE/Euronext showed a great symbolic commitment of the business community toward young people, their dreams, and financial future by inviting youth to the ‘closing of the exchange’ ceremony.

During Global Money Week, more than 20 stock exchanges worldwide invited youth to visit the stock exchange, learn about money, participate in "ring the bell ceremonies", and to share their ideas and opinions with business leaders.

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2013 France Global Money Week

Name of organizing entity - Finances & Pédagogie (NGO)
Date of the event - 15th - 21st of March

In France the project “Apprendre la Bourse” (Learn about the Stock Exchange) is supported by the European Commission DG “Internal Market and Services” and by the European Caisses d`Epargne. Students who took part were from five different countries (France, Germany, Italy, and Luxemburg, Sweden) and each one of them had to maintain a fake capital account of € 100000. The project ended at 11th of December 2012 but the winners of the contest were announced along with Global Money Week 2013.