Consumers have to face financial decisions on daily basis from making payments, taking loans to finance their studies, to buying a car or a house or opening a bank account. Financial education and financial literacy can help consumers plan and manage their income, savings and investing efficiently by paying attention to risks, fraud and potentially cybersecurity.

The European Banking Authority (EBA) takes a leading role in promoting transparency, simplicity and fairness in the market for consumer financial products or services across the internal market, including by reviewing and coordinating financial literacy and education initiatives by the competent authorities.

The EBA published in 2018 its  first Report on financial education, analysing more than 80 financial education initiatives carried out by the national authorities supervising banking products and services across the EU Member States. The EBA will soon publish its new financial education report for 2019/20.

Events

On 27 March 2020, the EBA will hold its first Financial Education Conference in Paris.  See the draft programme here. More details on the panels and participants will follow.

The EBA is organising this event as part of the efforts to review and coordinate financial literacy and education initiatives by the competent authorities, with the aim to develop ideas on how better to fulfil this mandate going forward.

The conference will bring together around 200 participants, including high-level government representatives as well as experts from public authorities, academia, NGOs, consumer associations and the industry with the objective of gathering contributions and raising awareness on financial education, as well as exchanging experiences and good practices. The conference will focus on four main topics:

  • financial education and consumer protection
  • child and youth
  • financial education and innovation
  • financial education and ageing financial consumer

The event would not only allow the EBA to gather additional input on how to exercise its coordinating mandate, but also to identify future actions in the field of financial education and better understand the risks that consumers face.

Do not miss your chance to contribute to the discussions and secure your seat already today!

Registration

To register, please use the this link and the password details: FEC.2020. The deadline for registration is 6 March 2020.

Due to limited capacities, please be informed that attendance in person is by invitation only.  A formal confirmation of the registration will be sent to you by the beginning of March 2020 to allow you to book your travel to attend the conference.

Location

The conference will take place in the area of Paris La Défense. More details will follow.

Accommodation

Participants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements only after having received an official confirmation of their registration by the EBA.

Contact

Please contact us at FE@eba.europa.eu for further information.