Global Money Week

2017 Greece Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
BUSINESS MENTALITY NGO

Participating Organizations:
Chamber of Imathia
City College of Thessaloniki
Mediterranean College
School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences of Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki
Mount Athos Organization
Blue Green Development NGO

NGO Business Mentality takes an active part in the Global Money Week celebrations for the third year in 2017. A variety of activities were prepared by this active organization for young and female entrepreneurs on various topics, such as "The Digital Revolution produces innovations","Energy and environment as growth pillars", "I Care for My Health", "Greek products and exports', "tourism development prospects". On Saturday 1st of April the week will conclude with a seminar for women entrepreneurs in Thesaloniki "Women: a step forward".


2016 Greece Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
Bank of Greece
Business Mentality NGO

Participating Organizations:
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, A.I.D.A Marketing & Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Social Economy Forum, Μονάδα Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας, TV100, Vergina TV, Business Woman, Biscotto, Charity Magazine, ipareamas, FM100, Feast Thessaloniki, Kinissi Palace Hotel, Aristotle, University of Thessaloniki, Μονάδας Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας, Entrepreneurship and Social Economy Group, Feast Thessaloniki, Kinissi Hotel Palace, Anothen Café, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Café Theatro

Date of the event:
14th - 20th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 199
Total indirect reach: 25

The Bank of Greece actively participated in Global Money Week for the second year in a row by organizing various activities for school and university students each day between 15 and 18 of March in the Bank’s Money Museum. Every day, 5-6 guided tours were conducted for different target groups between 13 and 20 years old. The themes of the activities, savings and responsible use of money and other resources, were in line with Global Money Week 2016 theme “Take part. Save Smart!”. Students were also taught about public savings by using ecologically friendly banknotes. High-school and university students from Athens and other regions of Greece took part in the events.

Global Money Week 2016 was celebrated in Thessaloniki by NGO Business Mentality. A wide range of activities were scheduled between 15 and 19 of March. Such activities included events focusing on crowdfunding as a way for financing youth enterprises, ways to participate in youth exchange programs, how to found a start-up company, finding employment after graduating from university and other interesting themes around youth employment and livelihoods. The aim of this week was to promote entrepreneurship and innovation concerning youth, and also to discuss efficient money management. The events were very successful and the participants gained knowledge that will be useful for their next steps.

“Everything was perfect. Professional women from Thessaloniki met each other, shared their ideas and discussed about their plans. They were impressed with Global Money Week 2016 and they are waiting for Global Money Week 2017” Aida Nika, President of Business Metnality
“The world and the activities of entrepreneurship developed through this comply incredibly with the educational character of youth exchange programs.” Olympia Datsi (Speaker – Erasmus + Projects)
“I was very happy that I met active women in the entrepreneurship area. This event gave me new ideas and more passion for work and collaborations.” Participant of the Professional Women Event

2015 Greece Global Money Week

Participants:
Bank of Greece
Business Mentality NGO
Date of the event:
9th - 17th of March
Reached number of youth:
235

Bank of Greece participated in Global Money Week for the first time in 2015 and organized lectures and educational visits to the exhibition premises of the Museum of the Bank of Greece in Athens for different target groups of children and youth on different days throughout the week. For example, on March 10th the group of students of the Department of Economics of the Aegean-Omiros College visited the Museum, while on March 12th the tour was organized for the group of primary school children from Ralleios Primary School. On other days of the week students from the Department of Economics of the University of Athens and from the Zanneio Model Experimental High School participated in the educational tours. Lectures during the visits were conducted by the economic advisors and experts of the Bank of Greece, as well as by the professor at the University of Athens. The main aim of the lectures was to inform students about the importance of knowing the Greek economic history and how this knowledge can help avoid repeating mistakes of the past in the future.

The NGO Business Mentality in Thessaloniki organized a variety of activities on financial literacy and youth entrepreneurship to celebrate Global Money Week. Global Money Week in Thessaloniki started on 9 March with the event 'Greek Business - International Entrepreneurship' with participation of the Chambers of Small and Medium-sized Industries of Thessaloniki and the Deputy Minister of Finance of Greece being among other invited speakers.

On 11 March, an event titled “Management and Taxation Values” was held with in participation with Hellasfin Global Wealth Management. This event aimed to create awareness among the participants about how to manage their money in the most effective way. Other Global Money Week events in Thessaloniki included networking meetings for young entrepreneurs & professionals and screening of a documentary about financial crisis for youth.

 

2014 Greece Global Money Week

Participants:
SOS Children’s Villages
Date of the event:
13th of March
Number of children reached:
30

Youth from Thessaloniki’s Youth House and Athens Support Centre of SOS Villages participated in a Video Chat Café call. One of the preparatory activities for this call was that the youths had to research facts about the countries that they would be speaking to students from, namely Nicaragua and Venezuela. Children on the other side of the call were excited to see the big flag that their Greek peers had made for them, with a poster written in Spanish. The youth from both sides of the call loved having the opportunity to share information about themselves, their culture and their different ways of thinking about money and good spending practices.

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