Austria

2018 Austria Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Erste Group Bank AG, Erste Financial Life Park (FLiP) and Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship (IFTE)

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Berufsförderungsinstitut Wien, Berufsschule für Elektro- und Veranstaltungstechnik und Informationstechnik Wien 6, Berufsschule für Industrie Finanzen und Transport, Wien, BHAK/BHAS Eisenstadt, Bildungszentrum Kenyongasse Mater Salvatoris, Wien, Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule Klagenfurt, Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule St. Pölten, Bundesrealgymnasium Henriettenplatz, Wien, Bundesschulen Kalvarienberg, Wien, Fachmittelschule und Polytechnische Schule Wien 3, Handelsakademie International Klagenfurt, Handelsakademie Kirchdorf/Krems, Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für wirtschaftliche Berufe Wien 10, International Business College Hetzendorf, Lise Meitner Realgymnasium, Wien, Neue Mittelschule Herzgasse, Wien, Polytechnische Schule Eisenstadt, Polytechnische Schule Wien 15, Polytechnische Schule Wien 7, Pädagogische Hochschule Wien, Vienna Business School HAK / HAS Floridsdorf

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 500

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 990

Erste Group Bank AG, Erste Financial Life Park (FLiP), Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship (IFTE)
Based in Vienna, the Erste Financial Life Park is a unique exhibition with several content stations and interactive games. FLiP experience and its interactive two-hour learning trail, focuses on money and financial matters and is designed for school groups aged ten and above. During GMW2018, FLiP hosted 19 interactive tours, an Entrepreneurship Education Workshop and a lecture on cashless society. Throughout the Week, FLiP managed to reach 500 children and youth. FLiP is a globally unique facility with the goal of improving the financial capabilities of children and young adults. Established at the Erste Campus in Vienna, FLiP is a place where financial knowledge is imparted in an innovative manner and where the importance of finances for one's personal life planning can be tangibly experienced. FLiP promotes personal financial responsibility, as well as prevention of personal over-indebtedness, and thus ultimately contributes to the prevention of poverty. FliP's offerings are inclusive, and are opening barrier-free, multilingual access to financial education for all types of schools and all levels of education. This year FLiP introduced FLiP lectures, a new event series where once a month an expert will provide insight into a relevant topic and afterwards be available to answer questions. “Starte dein Projekt” - Entrepreneurship Education www.startedeinprojekt.at is a crowdfunding-platform, designed to help students of vocational schools in Austria. This initiative is financed by donations and is a joint-project of FLiP, Erste Bank and Sparkassen, of the Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship (IFTE) and of the Vienna Municipal Education Authority. It enables the presentation and funding of student-projects and fosters not only the entrepreneurial spirit, but also with its practical and active orientation the curriculum of the students. Additionally, “Starte dein Projekt” offers workshops for idea generation, project management and crowdfunding.


2017 Austria Global Money Week

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NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 324

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 3 000

The Erste Financial Life Park (FLiP), Europe’s biggest financial education initiative, is an experience-based exhibition with several content stations and interactive games. The FLiP experience, its interactive two-hour learning trail, focuses on money and financial matters and is designed for school groups aged ten and above. The aim is to promote responsible money management, improve skills and strengthen financial capability.

Throughout Global Money Week 2017, over 300 children and teenagers were reached. The sequence of the stations was modified to suit the needs of each group and tailor the content accordingly. The groups were accompanied by educators on their way through the FLiP. The educators led the group, explaining the stations and their sequence, activating the necessary elements to launch interactive content, explaining and managing the game and summing up the outcomes. Each station had its own educational and thematic focus. The tour started with a personal perspective, broadening the horizon step by step along the trail to end with a global view.

Entrepreneurship Education Workshop “Starte dein Projekt” is a crowd funding-platform, designed to help students of vocational schools in Austria. This initiative is financed by donations and is a joint-project of Erste Bank and Sparkassen, of the Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship (IFTE) and of the Vienna Municipal Education Authority. It enables the presentation and funding of student-projects and fosters not only entrepreneurial spirit, but also provides a curriculum with practical and real-life information for the students. Additionally “Starte dein Projekt” offers workshops for idea generation and project management. During the Project Playground workshop, students had to prepare a fruit salad and a three minute long pitch. Afterwards, the most important project management tools were discussed and the tracks for future projects were laid down.


2016 Austria Global Money Week

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DATE OF THE EVENT:

  • 14th - 21th of March

TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH ENGAGED:

  • 60

I €AN Workshops took place on 17 March at 15:00-18:00 in Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna and on 18 March 2016 at 09:00-12:00 in Dr.-Albert-Geßmann-Gasse 38, 1210 Vienna. The "I €AN" project was launched as part of the initiative of Zweite Sparkasse, in cooperation with Schuldnerberatung Wien and the apprentice workshops of Jugend am Werk (JaW). As part of their training, young apprentices attended the workshop where they were given the opportunity to explore their personal relationship with money and to develop a sense of responsibility in their use of money. Furthermore, the workshops covered financial hazards and the consequences of debt as well as the development of personal and practical money management strategies. The aim was to develop skills and confidence in relation to financial matters.


2015 Austria Global Money Week

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DATE OF EVENT:

  • 9th - 17th of March

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED:

  • 40

Two “I €AN” workshops were organized on 9 March by Zweite Sparkasse in cooperation with Schuldnerberatung Wien and the apprentice workshops of Jugend am Werk (JaW). Young apprentices explored their personal experiences in managing money and learned about spending responsibly. The workshops also covered financial hazards, consequences of debt, and the development of personal and practical money management strategies. The aim was to build skills and confidence among these young apprentices about financial matters.

On 17 March, Lobby. 16 and Erste Bank organized the “Financial Literacy” workshop for unaccompanied underage refugees. Lobby. 16 is an association committed to the rights of unaccompanied young refugees. It works on providing access to education and participation in social life. Lobby. 16 wants young refugees to be able to develop their skills, talents and gifts, so that they can gain self-confidence and lead an autonomous and independent life in society. The participants analyzed their income and expenses, identified common cost traps and collected ideas on how to increase income and achieve financial goals. They also visited banks and learned about banking products.