Financial Education in Europe

Trends and Recent Developments

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This publication provides an overview of the recent trends and developments in financial education policies and programmes in Europe.  It describes the status of national strategies for financial education and various financial education programmes targeting a variety of audiences and through a variety of delivery channels. Based on the analysis of these initiatives, the report offers policy and practical suggestions for European policy makers and other stakeholders.


Executive summary

Given the growing interest in financial education in Europe and the rapid development of numerous initiatives by a diverse range of stakeholders, this report provides an overview of the most relevant and innovative policies and initiatives in the area of financial education and at the intersection between financial education, financial consumer protection and financial inclusion. Based on a wealth of experience, the report also offers some suggestions and highlights good practices for all stakeholders. This report complements other reports with a regional focus: Africa (Messy and Monticone, 2012), Latin America and the Caribbean (Garcia et al., 2013); and Asia and Pacific (Messy and Monticone, 2016).


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