EUFin book on financial education published

The  partners of the EUFin project are proud to announce that their book “Financial education: Current practices and  future challenges” has been published. The book which is co-authored by 12  scholars from 5 different European countries explores the current state and the  future challenges of financial education in five European countries: Belgium,  Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. 

The recent PISA 2018 results on student’s financial literacy stresses again the need of financial education. Many 15-year-olds still struggle with financial literacy. Around one in four students of the 20 participating countries are even not able to make simple decisions on everyday spending. However, in a world where individuals become increasingly responsible for their financial well-being, and faces challenges related to the economic consequences of the recent Covid-19 crisis, financial education has become indispensable. The question today is how we best organize financial education? The interesting feature of the current book is that it describes the best practices in five different European countries: Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, and the Netherlands and thus offers an interesting overview of what’s going on in the field. The five country specific chapters are preceded by a comprehensive review of the scientific field of financial literacy, and a comparative study which gauges the strengths and weaknesses of students and teachers in the participating countries.

The book which is a product of a strategic partnership with professionals from 14 partners, including universities, secondary schools and intermediary organizations dealing with financial literacy promotion is a must read for everyone who is looking for inspiration to set up financial education initiatives.

Kenneth De Beckker,  Kristof De Witte & Oliver Holz

More information on the book can be found by clicking on the following link: