Global Money Week

2017 Serbia Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
National Bank of Serbia


The National Bank of Serbia (NBS) continues to be a lead Global Money Week participant in the country in 2017. The National Bank of Serbia will organize GMW celebrations through workshops, board games, lectures and guided tours in the Visitor Center of the National Bank of Serbia.

Global Money Week will be marked by participation of students in workshop “Me and My Budget” tailored for secondary school and university students designed to teach young people how to manage with money responsibly and to plan their budgets, while educational games “Moneture” and “Saving for Ageing” will usher them into the world of monetary policy making and introducing them with an array of financial products. For primary students NBS designed Essay Competition themed: “Finances for later- saving for future” and “Me and my carrier- how do I imagine it“.

Preparing this year’s celebration of the Global Money Week, the NBS teamed up with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for the first time to organise some of its activities, as the Ministry recognised the significance, diversity and quality of activities in the field of youth financial literacy pursued by the NBS. At its website www.eprosveta.rs, the Ministry set up a link to the NBS Visitor Centre www.centarzaposetioce.nbs.rs so that the website visitors and teachers could inform themselves about the activities, programmes, materials and good business practice of the NBS in the field of youth and children financial literacy, and use the educational materials for planning and preparing school activities during Global Money Week in Serbia.


2016 Country Name Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
National Bank of Serbia
Association of Serbian Banks

Participating Organizations:
Faculty of Economy; University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law and Business Dr Laza Vrkatić from Novi Sad, Faculty of Economy from Subotica, Faculty of Economy from Novi Sad, Primary School “Filip Kljajić Fića” from Belgarde, Secondary Vocational School of Law Business from Belgrade, Secondary Vocational School of Economy from Subotica, Secondary Vocational School of Economy “Nada Dimić”

Date of the event:
14th - 21th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 240

The National Bank of Serbia continued to conduct several activities for children and youth during Global Money Week. This year’s activities included multiple workshops for students such as “My Budget and I” and “Dinar - our Money“, tournaments in educational games “Moneture” and “Saving for Aging”, guided tours to the Visitor Centre of the National Bank of Serbia and financial education lectures for secondary school pupils. The events took place at the National Bank of Serbia premises, Secondary School of Law and Business in Belgrade and the Faculty of Law and Business Studies “Dr Lazar Vrkatic”. An essay competition for primary school pupils on the topics “He who learns will know, he who saves will have“, “What can we do with money?“, “Would you rather be the ant or the grasshopper?” and “Would you like to work at the National Bank of Serbia?” was also conducted.

The aim of the Week was to show the necessity of financial education, highlighting the importance of the Central Bank having an indispensable social role and dealing with the significance of the financial literacy of people. The focus was primarily on developing a financial culture in younger generations, and turning them into responsible participants in our country's financial markets, thus contributing to the overall stability of the financial system. One of the strategic goals of the National Bank of Serbia is raising the level of economic knowledge and awareness in society. Therefore, the intention was to start from the youngest (pupils, high school students and university students) by the introducing them to the basic concepts of finance, including employment issues, through adequate and specially tailored didactic materials, workshops, lectures and other activities.

The Association of Serbian Banks and commercial banks in Serbia also marked Global Money Week and European Money Week this year with a wide range of activities between 14 and 18 March. The Week opened with the Symposium at the Association of Serbian Banks (ASB) and a workshop for high school students at JUBMES Lučani. Each day of the week at ASB was devoted to a different age group: young children in kindergarden, elementary school students, high schools and university students, as well as parents. The week officially closed in the ASB with a lecture for the high school students from six different cities in Serbia. On Saturday 19 March, Alpha Bank conducted “Open Days” for youth at its branches in Belgrade. Along with ASB, the following banks took part in the organization of Global Money Week activities in Serbia: Procredit bank b.a. Belgrade, ALPHA Bank a.d , Findomestic Bank a.d. Belgrade and Eurobank a.d. Belgrade.

2015 Serbia Global Money Week

Participants:
National Bank of Serbia
Economics and Trade school, Zajecar
Date of event:
9th - 17th of March
Number of children reached:
657

The aim of celebrations of Serbian Global Money Week was to highlight National Bank of Serbia’s goal to raise the level of economic knowledge and awareness in society, particularly among young people. The National Bank once again led the Global Money Week activities in the country by organizing a wide variety of activities, including workshops - ‘Me and my Budget’ and ‘Dinar - our Money’ - for primary and secondary schools in Belgrade and Subotica. Furthermore, they developed a simulation social game “Moneture” that guides participants through the principles of monetary policy in a fun and entertaining way.

The activities also included lectures by bank’s representatives on various topics, including ‘Monetary Policy – its Role in Terms of Inflation and Economic Growth’, ‘Monetary Policy of the National Bank of Serbia’, ‘Credits to Population’, ‘Risk Management’ and ‘Client-Bank Relationship in Modern Banking’. Lectures were intended for secondary school teachers of economics from all over Serbia, whose schools are participating in the project “Banking Clerk” and have a banking clerk qualification profile. A group of high school students from Law-Business School in Belgrade participated in an interactive debate and discussion on “Saving for the Future”.

Throughout Global Money Week, visits to the Visitor Centre of the National Bank of Serbia were organized for groups of kindergarten kids, primary and secondary school children, and University students. The tour included the presentation of the standing exhibition “Money in the territory of Serbia – from its first appearance to current issues”, theme exhibitions about Euro banknotes, minting coins and security features on dinar, euro and dollar banknotes.

Economics and Trade School in Zajecar also participated in the Week by organizing several workshops for its students on the topics of the history of Serbian money, banking in Zajecar by the end of the 19th century, false money and how to recognize it, and about operation of the National Bank of Serbia.

 

2014 Serbia Global Money Week

Participants:
National Bank of Serbia
Institute of Improvement of Education
Franklin University (Switzerland)
Faculty of Law and Business Studies Novi Sad
Law Business School
Nada Dimić Economical School
Loznica Economical School
Valjevo Economical School
Dragačevo Secondary School
Drinka Pavlović Primary School
Kosta Abrašević Primary School
Terazije Kindergarten
Date of event:
10th – 14th of March
Number of children reached:
356

Activities during Global Money Week were dedicated to raising awareness for the need for financial education for children and youth so that they can make ethical and responsible financial decisions. The intention was to educate and develop a financial culture among young people while introducing them to the basic concepts of finance, through specially tailored didactic materials, workshops, lectures and other activities.

One of the highlights during GMW was the meeting of professors from Economical, Law and Business Secondary Schools, as well as a representative from the Institute for Improvement of Education of the Republic of Serbia. Representatives met with high-school teachers in order to present financial education materials that can be incorporated into various curricula. This was an important step in ensuring that the financial education of children and youth is included as an essential part of education within the educational institutions.

Two workshops were conducted during GMW. The first was called “Dinar – our Money” and it was held at the Business and Law School in Belgrade. The aim of the workshop was to help children learn financial lessons that aren’t taught in their school curriculum. Participants learned about the general history of money, the history of their national currency, the security features of Serbian banknotes, the current banknotes of different countries and the importance of money as a testimony of national identity.

The second workshop was called “Me and my budget” and aimed to develop a financial culture amongst children and youth. Participants learn about basic financial terms and create a family budget for one month period. They explore the concepts of spending, borrowing and saving, in order to learn how to manage their own money.

Guided visits to the exhibition space of the National Bank of Serbia Visitor Center’s standing exhibition “Money in the territory of Serbia – from its first appearance to current issues”. Other current exhibits were “Euro”, “Minting Coins”, “Counterfeited Dinar, Euro and Dollar Banknotes”. Visitors were given fun customized banknotes with their own portrait on it and an imaginary value of 1884 dinars: the year of the establishment of the National Bank of Serbia.

Learn more:

www.nbs.rs

 

2013 Serbia Global Money Week

Name of organizing entity - National Bank of Serbia
Date of the event - 18th – 21st of March

Students in Serbia celebrated Global Money Week with guided tours through the Visitor Center of the National Bank of Serbia, which is an educational and exhibition center, featuring standing museum exhibition, periodical exhibitions, and supporting educational and interactive activities. The center was visited by children from kindergarten, secondary school and law students.

As part of Global Money Week, students from secondary school took part in a “Monetura” board game tournament. The board game Moneture was developed by the National Bank of Serbia to familiarize both the professional community and the wider public with the way monetary policy is conducted. The game introduces its participants to the world of monetary policy and guides them through the principles of its creation and implementation in an amusing, imaginative and exciting way.

Interactive workshops for children from kindergarten, primary, secondary and high school students. For primary school children the workshop “Distinguished Persons Featured on Current Dinar Banknotes” (banknote puzzle) which focused on an interactive story about the history of money, from primitive means of payment to electronic money. Children from secondary school attended the workshop “Me and my budget”, where participants learnt how to create a home budget and practice annual budgeting by playing a game with envelopes.

They explored the concepts of spending, borrowing and saving, in order to learn how to manage their own money and plan their budget. The workshop “Dinar our money” for children in Secondary Economic School in Užice, taught participants the history of the dinar, from Serbian medieval money to today’s circulating currency.

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