Empowering Croatia’s Next Generation: World Money Week and “Finance for New Generations” Program Launched

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In Croatia, World Money Week is being celebrated from March 18 to 24 this year. The Croatian Association of Banks (HUB) is organizing a rich program and workshops that will extend throughout the year. In collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), they are conducting an education program called “Finance for New Generations,” aimed at young entrepreneurs, teachers, and high school students.

The program for students and teachers will reach about 500 professors and 17,000 students over two years. A digital manual called “My Money, My Job, My Future” will be used for education. Workshops and educational content will be conducted by Štedopis, led by Marina Ralašić, to promote financial awareness. Concurrently, workshops for young entrepreneurs titled “I’m My Own Boss” will be organized in partnership with entrepreneur Kristina Ercegović and the mojnovac.hr portal. These workshops, comprising 13 modules, will provide participants with essential knowledge and tools for success in the entrepreneurial world.

These initiatives underscore the importance of cultivating a healthy money mindset from a young age. Marina Ralašić, the manager of Štedopis, emphasizes the significance of these programs in fostering financial literacy among youth. She notes that it plays a crucial role in educating young people about responsible money management and savings, preparing them for a financially secure future.

Štedopis is an organization dedicated to teaching young people about money management and entrepreneurship. They have formulated various publications, conducted research, and executed projects to enhance financial literacy among children and youth. Currently, they are developing new content for secondary schools that includes a textbook for students and a manual for teachers called “My Money

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