Central Bank Celebrates the Jubilee Tenth Global Money Week
The Central Bank of Montenegro (CBCG) celebrated the jubilee 10th Global Money Week with a series of educational activities to strengthen financial literacy and economic knowledge and skills among children and youth.
The CBCG Governor Radoje Žugić opened this year’s campaign in Montenegro with a visit to the High School of Economics “Mirko Vešović”. He talked with students about the importance of financial literacy and developing young people’s competencies in personal finance management. During the meeting, attention was paid to various economic and financial topics, including modern trends in banking such as mobile and internet payments.
Activities continued with workshops on the history of money, savings, account types, online shopping and other concepts. The workshops were for older students in primary schools “Kekec” in Sutomore, “Jugoslavija” in Bar, “Božidar Vuković Podgoričanin” and “Marko Miljanov” in Podgorica, and “Bratstvo – Jedinstvo” and “25. Maj” in Rožaje.
Presentations with particular emphasis on electronic banking and payment services were organised for students of the Secondary School of Economics and Catering in Bar, the Secondary Vocational School “Ivan Uskoković” in Podgorica and the Gymnasium “30. September 30” in Rožaje.
In cooperation with Montenegrin universities, CBCG conducted the project “Students Ask, CBCG Answers”. During the programme, students asked questions to the CBCG via e-mail, and CBCG representatives from various sectors answered questions in the form of video messages posted on the CBCG social networks. Students from different faculties have shown interest in the world of finance through numerous issues, starting from the role of the CBCG in exercising the rights of financial services users to cryptocurrency trading.
The CBCG published authors’ blogs on interest rates, finances and inflation on its website and social networks during Global Money Week to spread knowledge about the financial terms we hear every day.
Global Money Week is held in 176 countries under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) auspices. This year, it was held from 21 to 27 March under the slogan Build your future, be smart about money!
As an active participant in the global campaign since its launch in 2012, the CBCG has contributed to the spread and promotion of financial literacy through numerous educational programmes that it continuously implements with particular attention to children and youth from all over Montenegro.