Cultivating Financial Literacy: World Money Week in Croatia and Štedopis’s New Initiatives

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World Money Week is taking place in Croatia from March 18 to 24 this year, featuring a range of activities. The Croatian Association of Banks (HUB) has organized a rich program and workshops that will continue throughout the year. In collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), they are running an education program called “Finance for New Generations,” aimed at young entrepreneurs, teachers, and high school students.

The program targets over 500 professors and 17,000 students across two years. A digital manual called “My Money, My Job, My Future” will be used for education. Workshops and educational content will be led by Štedopis, led by Marina Ralašić, to promote financial awareness. Additionally, 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 will consist of 13 modules and provide participants with essential knowledge and tools for success in the entrepreneurial world.

These initiatives highlight the importance of cultivating a healthy money mindset from an early age. Marina Ralašić, the manager of Štedopis, emphasizes the significance of these programs in promoting financial literacy among youth.

Štedopis was established in 2015 as an organization dedicated to teaching young people about money management and entrepreneurship. They have created 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, My Job, My Future.”

The new online textbook covers essential topics such as personal finance, economics, career development, and sustainable consumption. Štedopis will also organize workshops and competitions to engage high school students and teachers in promoting financial awareness further. With changing financial habits among teenagers

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