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2021 Poland Global Money Week


  • The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF)


  • Ministry of Finance (MF), Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), Polish Chamber of Insurance (PIU), Bank Guarantee Fund (BGF), Society for Promotion of Financial Education (SKEF), National Bank of Poland (NBP), schools of different educational stages and other educational facilities, universities, public library, day support centres, local non-profit organisations, provincial police headquarters, municipalities and local radio stations


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  • 100,000

Throughout Global Money Week 2021, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF) along with partners reached over 18.5 thousand children and young people from at least 160 schools of each educational stage across Poland, in many cases located in small towns and villages.

Thanks to cooperation between institutions involved in financial education, GMW2021 in Poland was not only the most successful one in terms of reach of the campaign but also in terms of variety of issues related to finance that were raised during the Week and variety of activities offered to participants despite the challenges of online learning.

The UKNF created a sub-page dedicated to the GMW here to provide information and practical advice for participants but also to enable dissemination of financial education projects, programmes, initiatives and materials, both existing and new ones.

The schools showed great interest in the series of nine financial education webinars organised by the UKNF during the Week within an educational project called CEDUR – The Education Centre for Market Participants here. The webinars covered topics such as the functioning of the financial market, for example banking activity and operations, financial products and services, guidelines for a better understanding of credit agreements for young adults, investing through investment funds, cyber threats and cybersecurity from the perspective of financial service users. The webinars reached over 4.5 thousand children, young people and teachers from over 120 schools.

The Bank Guarantee Fund contributed to the webinars by preparing a presentation on the rules of the deposit guarantee system in Poland. This was attended by almost 350 participants.

The Ministry of Finance offered free teaching materials within the “Finansoaktywni” here, educational programme to help teachers teach students about taxes (i.e. types of taxes, why we pay them, and what is funded by taxation) and budget (national, local and personal). During GMW 41 schools with approximately 2,334 students used these materials.

The Polish Chamber of Insurance held two webinars – a lesson on insurance for high school students attended live by over 500 participants and a training course for teachers. The webinars focused on insurance most important elements and its role in managing risks that may affect the stability of household finances. The comic books about insurance here prepared for the youngest attracted great interest and reached several thousand people.

The Society for Promotion of Financial Education launched a dedicated tab on the website here, which was visited by 2,365 people. Over 700 primary and secondary school pupils took the financial knowledge quiz, and over 530 secondary school students participated in classes on personal finance management.

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection provided access to the website konsument.edu.pl here, a virtual simulator of on-line threats lurking and waiting for especially young consumers. The site resembles a social networking site where booby-trapped offers pop up among regular posts.

All the activities, educational tools and materials related to GMW2021 proposed by the institutions were free of charge and accessible through digital means.

Besides a wide range of initiatives offered by the institutions, children and youth could benefit from other activities organised locally in their school environments throughout the Week. The younger students created money boxes from recyclable materials and catchy slogans on saving money. In turn, the youth participated in financial educational quizzes, created their own personal budgets, took part in saving surveys, ran their own projects such as rankings of bank accounts for teens and young adults, and made a GMW school blog.

During Global Money Week, the National Bank of Poland reached hundreds of thousands of people by implementing a number of interesting educational events for various age groups from the youngest pre-schoolers, students from primary and secondary schools, to university students, but also parents and seniors.

The NBP employees conducted digital lessons and meetings, quizzes and competitions for over 4,000 students all over Poland, and organised online lectures for 300 students. In local radio stations, they educated everyone about how to safely manage personal finances and introduced Global Money Week to everyone. The official theme of GMW2021 "Take care of yourself, take care of your money" was promoted as a topic for events and activities. A specific subpage at nbp.pl/edukacja here, was created to share information on the Campaign. Numerous people who visited the subpage could choose from studies on personal finance, lesson scripts, simple animations introducing difficult economic concepts, and lectures conducted by experts from the NBP on How much does a loan cost?, Mysterious APRC (Annual Percentage Rate of Charge) and The Sharing Economy, and a lot more.

Despite the challenging COVID-19 time and the need to organise activities primarily in the virtual space, various audience groups across the country were reached. Many people were informed about the campaign, wise money management techniques, and the importance of increasing financial skills of young people.

2019 Poland Global Money Week


  • The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF) in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance


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Jana Pawła II w Szydłowcu, Publiczna Szkoła Podstawowa nr 5 w Stalowej Woli, Publiczna Szkoła Podstawowa w Michałowie, Publiczna Szkoła Podstawowa w Świętej Katarzynie im. Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego Prymasa Tysiąclecia, Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy nr 6 w Krakowie, Specjalny Ośrodek Szkolno-Wychowawczy w Firleju, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Aleksandra Kamińskiego w Guzowie, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Astrid Lindgren w Dąbrowie, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Bohaterów Bukowskich w Buku, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Bronisława Tokaja w Nieporęcie, Szkoła Podstawowa im. gen. F. Kamińskiego w Maciejowie Starym, Szkoła Podstawowa im. gen. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Zieleniu, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Jana Brzechwy w Cyganach, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Jana Czesława Tajcherta w Czuryłach, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Janusza Korczaka w Michowicach, Szkoła Podstawowa im. K. Makuszyńskiego w Wiechlicach, Szkoła Podstawowa im. ks. Stanisława Augustyńczyka w Korzybiu, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Łuku Mużakowa w Nowych Czaplach, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Orła Białego w Trzebielu, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Stanisława Ligonia w Truskolasach, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Stanisława Marusarza w Wojciechowie, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Wandy Kawy i Bronisławy Kawy w Kośmidrach, Szkoła Podstawowa im. Żołnierzy AK Cichociemnych w Brzozowie Starym, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. bł. Edmunda Bojanowskiego w Luboniu, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. Janusza Kusocińskiego w Złocieńcu, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Białobrzegach, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1 im. Zofii Urbanowskiej w Koninie, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 13 im. Komisji Edukacji Narodowej w Olsztynie, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 2 im. Ks. Bronisława Markiewicza w Harcie, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 20 z Oddziałami Integracyjnymi w Siemianowicach Śląskich, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 246 im. 1 Dywizji Piechoty im. Tadeusza Kościuszki w Warszawie, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 32 im. Jerzego Dudy-Gracza w Częstochowie, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 74 w Krakowie, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 98 im. Piastów Wrocławskich we Wrocławiu, Szkoła Podstawowa Specjalna nr 168 w Łodzi, Szkoła Podstawowa w Biesalu, Szkoła Podstawowa w Kamionce, Szkoła Podstawowa w Ulanicy, Technikum nr 2 w Chojnicach, VII Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Krzysztofa Kamila Baczyńskiego w Radomiu, Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych im. I. W. Zakrzewskiego w Żelechowie, Zespół Szkolno-Przedszkolny w Kacwinie, Zespół Szkolno-Przedszkolny w Orzyszu, Zespół Szkół Ekonomicznych i Technicznych im. Stanisława Staszica w Słupsku, Zespół Szkół Ekonomicznych im. Jana Amosa Komeńskiego w Lesznie, Zespół Szkół Ekonomicznych im. ks. Janusza St. Pasierba w Tczewie, Zespół Szkół Ekonomicznych im. M. Kopernika w Kielcach, Zespół Szkół Ekonomicznych w Mińsku Mazowieckim, Zespół Szkół Ekonomicznych w Radomiu, Zespół Szkół Elektryczno-Elektronicznych w Radomsku, Zespół Szkół Gospodarczych w Elblągu, Zespół Szkół im. bł. ks. Piotra Dańkowskiego w Jordanowie, Zespół Szkół im. T. Kościuszki  w Łobzie, Zespół Szkół Mechanicznych nr 3 w Krakowie im. gen. Władysława Sikorskiego, Zespół Szkół nr 1 im. Bohaterów Westerplatte w Garwolinie, Zespół Szkół nr 1 w Opatowie, Zespół Szkół nr 2 im. T. Kościuszki w Garwolinie, Zespół Szkół nr 36 im. M. Kasprzaka w Warszawie, Zespół Szkół nr 4 im. Obrońców Mławy z Września 1939 r. w Mławie, Zespół Szkół nr 4 im. Ziemi Podlaskiej w Bielsku Podlaskim, Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących nr 2 w Kwidzynie, Zespół Szkół Ogólnokształcących nr 5 w Bydgoszczy, Zespół Szkół Ogrodniczych i Ogólnokształcących im. Mariana Raciborskiego w Pruszczu Gdańskim, Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych nr 1 im. ks. St. Konarskiego w Jędrzejowie, Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych nr 2 w Rudzie Śląskiej, Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych w Białogardzie, Zespół Szkół Społecznych STO w Łodzi, Zespół Szkół Spożywczo-Gastronomicznych w Warszawie, Zespół Szkół Techniczno-Ekonomicznych w Skawinie, Zespół Szkół Technicznych im. gen. prof. S. Kaliskiego w Turku, Zespół Szkół w Krzywdzie, Zespół Szkół w Mszczonowie, Zespół Szkół w Rzepinie, Zespół Szkół Zawodowych im. Piastów Opolskich w Krapkowicach, Zespół Szkół Zawodowych Nr 4 im. Adama Chętnika w Ostrołęce, Zespół Szkół Zawodowych w Ozorkowie


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The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF)
To celebrate GMW2019, The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF), in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, ensured that many schools across the country participated in the global Campaign. The activities raised awareness about money matters amongst children and youth and allowed them to develop knowledge and skills needed to become financially independent and employable in the future.

The younger students created money boxes from recyclable materials and made posters on the GMW 2019 theme “Learn.Save.Earn.” The older students participated in art competitions. Additionally, the youth participated in financial educational games, created their own personal budgets, prepared classroom newspapers, broadcasted programs, and made a GMW school blog. The Ministry of Finance offered free teaching materials within the “Finansoaktywni” educational programme, which taught children how taxes work, why we pay them, and what is funded by taxation.

The GMW school coordinators were offered access to the UKNF’s publications on financial literacy. All teachers who took on the role of GMW school coordinator were invited to a training seminar on issues related to the financial market, organised by the UKNF within the educational project called CEDUR - The Educational Centre For Market Participants.

2018 Poland Global Money Week


  • KNF - Polish Financial Supervision Authority in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance


  • 86 schools of different types and stages of education (including preschools)
  • 1 public library


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Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF)
During GMW2018, KNF involved schools from all levels of education in cities , small towns and villages in Poland.

Throughout the Week, almost 10,500 children and youth actively took part in a wide range of activities tailored to the participants’ age. All forms of activities gave children and youth the opportunity to understand why “Money Matters Matter” and to help develop their financial knowledge and skills, to make them financially independent and employable in the future.

The youngest children created money boxes from recyclable materials and posters on the GMW2018 theme “Money Matters Matter.” Older students entered a financial literacy skill and art. competitions, after which awarded posters, collages and infographics were displayed in the exhibitions.

Moreover, youth engaged themselves in GMW action by preparing multimedia presentations to use during workshops, lectures, and lessons. Additionally, they participated in activities such as short-movie making, carrying out personal budget surveys, preparing classroom newspapers, broadcast programs, and making a school blog on GMW.

Thanks to the cooperation of the Ministry of Finance, all participants benefited from free teaching materials. Furthermore, young entrepreneurs were able to enter in a competition, offered by the educational programme “Finansoaktywni”, which is aimed at helping children understand how taxes work, why we pay them, and what is funded by taxation.

KNF provided school coordinators with access to KNF publications, which included financial literacy class scenarios. Finally, they received GMW diplomas, KNF educational booklets, and small gifts for youth participants and competition winners.

2017 Poland Global Money Week



  • 87 schools from each education stage, 1 public library


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The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) involved 87 schools from each education stage throughout Poland in the Global Money Week 2017 celebration, reaching almost 15,000 children and youth. The 2017 campaign spread over quite large group of the pre-school pupils as well. The schools carried out a number of interesting activities and used various information channels including classroom newspapers, school radio broadcasting systems and social media to promote the Global Money Week message amongst not only the school environment but the local communities as well. There was also one public library among the participants.

The Polish Financial Supervision Authority further supported the schools’ coordinators by providing them with KNF’s publications, including financial literacy class scenarios referring to the theme “Learn. Save. Earn” theme, and KNF’s logo-imprinted small gifts in the form of school equipment for young participants and the winners of the competitions as well.

2016 Poland Global Money Week



  • 14th - 18th of March


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The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) coordinated 50 different events and activities that took place in 13 primary and secondary schools all over the country during GMW 2016. Thanks to cooperation with active teachers and methodologists of economics, entrepreneurship and social studies who participated in KNF’s seminars and workshops, this year’s campaign reached more than 2000 pupils. The Polish Financial Supervision Authority supported the schools’ coordinators by providing KNF’s publications, including financial literacy class scenarios referring to GMW 2016's theme “Take Part. Save Smart”, and KNF’s logo-imprinted promotional gifts for youth participants and the winners of the competitions as well.

2014 Poland Global Money Week



  • 12th of March


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The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) joined in on the Global Money Week action by organising an event to promote a new booklet made for children "Let's talk about finance. The handy ABC for Janek and Hania" ("Porozmawiajmy o finansach. Poręczne ABC dla Janka i Hani"). The booklet is distributed under the KNF’s financial services client guide cycle.

The authors of the booklet Dorota Bęben and Piotr Nowak prepared a short presentation which explained the benefits and tips on keeping a household budget. After the presentation, children took an active part in a workshop concerning family budget planning where they discovered how simple the methods of saving money are. At the end of the event each child received a booklet and a toy replica of a payment card.