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2019 Serbia Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Center for Financial Education and Empowerment (CEFIN)
  • National Bank of Serbia

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • 1 University, 5 Schools, 50 Educational Institutions, 8 Media Organisations, Business Innovation Center Kragujevac, Casa Forte, Deli, Erste bank, Grawe osiguranje, ICT HUB, Intesa Invest, University Singidunum

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 803

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 207 100

National Bank of Serbia
The National Bank of Serbia launched its GMW2019 Celebrations with a live radio and television show, broadcasted from its Visitor Center. Throughout the Week, the National Bank hosted visits at its Visitor Center, and conducted workshops and lectures. In the Visitor Center, children could see the exhibition “Money in the Territory of Serbia”, with a chronological display of samples from the NBS numismatic collection, and the two other exhibitions, titled “Coin-Minting – from the Conceptual Design to the Mint” and “Counterfeits”, which was about security features of the dinar, the euro, and the dollar. Additionally, video materials and interactive content, such as souvenir banknotes with one’s own portrait. Visitors were able to choose from a number of different financial educational activities, such as Workshops “Counterfeits”, “Distinguished Persons Featured on Current Dinar Banknotes” and “Dinar – Our Money”, "Exchange rate", “Me and My Budget”, and a tournament in the educational game “Saving for Ageing”. The Week ended with the announcement of the winner of the “Startup and student entrepreneur” competition, chosen by representatives of the National Bank, were students presented their projects/business plans.

Center for Financial Education and Empowerment (CEFIN)
Throughout GMW2019, CEFIN, and its partners, organised financial literacy awareness and entrepreneurship sessions in 4 different cities. These sessions included Coin&Fund online business simulation, which was developed by University Singidunum and Casa Forte. The game was designed and implemented as an education tool via which users, with different levels of knowledge, have the opportunity to understand how their decisions as CEO of a virtual company affect the business of the entire company. The teams were guided by business experts. In Belgrade, two parallel programs were organised. The first was a financial education programme for children and adults, where CEFIN had prepared an interactive finance workshop for children aged 6-10, aimed at teaching them where money comes from, how to set goals and how to save for those girls. After the workshop, a Children’s Market was organised, where the children took on the role of entrepreneurs and sold goods of their choice. The second programme was one for adults, which included a lecture on savings, a presentation on the #ErsteZnali online financial education platform, a lecture on saving through life insurance, and finally, a lecture on saving through investment funds. Furthermore, the ICT Hub at the Belgrade Erste Bank installed a finance wheel, which is a financial education quiz. The winners of the quiz received fortune cookies with financial advice.


2018 Serbia Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Center for Financial Education and Empowerment (CEFIN)
  • National Bank of Serbia

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • Center for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship (CDOP), DDOR Garant DUPF, Dimitrije Tucović Library, Erste Bank, Impact HUB Belgrade, Osiguranik.com, SEE ICT, Telenor Bank, Tenfore, 9 schools and universities

NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 510

NUMBER OF PEOPLE REACHED INDIRECTLY:

  • 13 520

National Bank of Serbia
This year again, during GMW2018, the National Bank of Serbia marked the Global Money Week by a series of activities aimed at children and youth. Visitors were able to see the standd and themed exhibitions of the NBS Visitor Centre in Kralja Petra 12, and to attend a series of activities devoted to financial education of the youth. These activities included:

  • Workshops: “Me and My Budget”, “Famous Persons on Circulating Dinar Banknotes” and “The Dinar – Our Money”
  • Board game tournaments: “Moneture” and “Finances for Later”
  • Lectures for secondary school students on “Inflation” and “Dina – National Payment Card”

The activities took place at the NBS building in Kralja Petra 12 in Belgrade, primary school “Učitelj Tasa” in Niš, faculties of law and economics and Singidunum University in Niš, and on the premises of the “Dimitrije Tucović” library in Lazarevac.

Center for Financial Education and Empowerment (CEFIN)
During GMW2018, CEFIN and their partners organised financial literacy awareness and entrepreneurship sessions. The sessions included:

  • A panel discussion with the theme "Our Relationship with Money”;
  • A lecture from Tenfore Payment Institution called "How to Avoid Money Scams";
  • A lecture from Karolina Herbut called "How to Manage Your Finances";
  • A lecture and presentation on "How and Why to Save" by Telenor bank;
  • A panel discussion on "Private Pension Funds" with guests from DDOR Grant DUPF;
  • A panel discussion on "Insurance" with guests from Osiguranik.com Insurance Agency.

Erste Bank held a presentation about their step by step programme – “How to Finance Your Startup” - while Impact HUB Belgrade presented their acceleration programme – “How to Get Investment”. Furthermore, the participants played TriP - People, Profit, Planet board game about socially responsible entrepreneurship, which was developed by CDOP. The closing activity was a panel discussion on “Entrepreneurship: Women and Money”, where five female entrepreneurs shared their experiences and thoughts about economic control through money, starting and running a business, pros and cons of business partnerships, and what it means to be an entrepreneur. At the end of the event, participants wrote down what motivates them to save money.


2017 Serbia Global Money Week

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NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED DIRECTLY:

  • 896

Throughout the Global Money Week in 2017, the National Bank of Serbia directly reached almost 900 youth and adults through visits, workshops, educational games, lectures to the Visitor’s Centre of the National Bank of Serbia and the events organised by NBS.

In preparation for this year’s celebration, the NBS teamed up with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development for the first time to organise some of its activities. Importantly, the Ministry recognised the significance, diversity and quality of activities in the field of youth financial literacy pursued by the NBS by joining the efforts put by the NBS.

On its website www.eprosveta.rs, the Ministry added a link to the NBS Visitor’s Centre www.centarzaposetioce.nbs.rs so that the website visitors and teachers could learn more about the activities, educational programmes, materials and good business practice of the NBS in the field of youth and children’s financial literacy. The Ministry also recommended to elementary school principals that teachers of the first and the second cycle of elementary education use the published materials when preparing and implementing activities planned for the event.

Throughout the Global Money Week, young people participated in the school cultural fair “Marketplace of Ideas” held in the Historical Museum of Yugoslavia. The staff of the NBS Exhibitions and Education Unit took part by presenting NBS’s educational activities, programmes and materials in the field of financial education. Furthermore, this year students from the Faculty of Economics from Kosovska Mitrovica had the opportunity to visit the National Bank of Serbia.

Additionally, at the closing of the Global Money Week, the National Bank of Serbia organised an “Open Day” inviting young and old to visit the exhibition space of the Visitor’s Centre and learn more about the position, organisation, mandate and functions of the National Bank of Serbia. Visitors had an opportunity to seek advice at the Centre for Financial Consumer Protection and Education. Besides a video presentation, visitors had the opportunity to attend a lecture about the history of the National Bank of Serbia since the founding of the Privileged National Bank of the Kingdom of Serbia and adoption of the relevant Law back in 1883.


2016 Country Name Global Money Week

LEADING ORGANISATIONS:

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS:

  • 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 AND 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 organisation 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

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DATE OF THE 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 organising 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 organised 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 organising 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 THE 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 learnt 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.

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2013 Serbia Global Money Week

NAME OF THE ORGANISING 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.