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The Financial Education Plan Launches The New Edition Of Its School Programme To Promote Financial Literacy In Educational Centres

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The Financial Education Plan, promoted by the Banco de España and the CNMV (National Securities Market Commission), is launching its 2020/2021 Financial Education Programme and Financial Literacy Competition. They seek to foment schooling in basic financial concepts for secondary, higher-secondary and vocational training students.

The aim of the Programme is to bring the teaching of basic personal finances tools into the classroom so that students may develop the skills they will need to interact with financial agents throughout their lives. The Programme is free-of-charge, voluntary and flexible, and can be tailored to the needs of each centre.

In recent years the initiative has taken root and over 2,500 centres across Spain have offered Financial Education in their classrooms. The syllabus, imparted by teachers from the centres themselves, adheres to the key subjects set out under the PISA programme in financial competencies: money and transactions, personal finances planning and management, risk and benefit, and the financial landscape.

The Financial Literacy Competition is a recreational and educational initiative that complements the Programme, and is aimed at students from registered centres that wish to participate. It is a question and answer game on financial matters. In the past academic year, 433 centres registered to take part in the competition. It has an initial online phase from which eight teams qualify, going on to compete in quarter-finals, semi finals and the grand final.

Registration for both activities will be open until 30 April 2021. All the information can be found in http://www.finanzasparatodos.es/

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