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Gender gap in financial literacy - Brussels kick-off European Money Week

European Banking Federation

Monday, 12 March 2018 from 15:30 to 18:00 (CET)

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To mark the start of the 2018 European Money Week, with financial education events for young people across Europe, the European Banking Federation traditionally hosts the Brussels Kick-Off event. This year, the main topic will be the gender gap in financial literacy, while there will also be attention for the role of financial literacy in sustainable finance. The kick-off event brings together academic speakers, financial education specialists, policy-makers and financial sector representatives.


15:30  Doors open, coffee & tea served

16:00  Welcome by Wim Mijs, Chief Executive Officer EBF

16:10  The gender gap in financial education

Academic research presentations by

  • Giovanna Paladino, IntesaSanPaolo

  • Arna Olaffson, Copenhagen Business School

Moderator: Patty Chada, Economic Psychologist

17:00  Financial literacy in Sustainable Finance 

Why experts to European Commission are advising specific actions on financial literacy in the discussion on sustainable finance

17:30  Accelerating financial education in Europe:
How to get financial literacy on the EU agenda for 2019-2024

Exchange of views among members of the European Platform for Financial Education, moderated by Raymond Frenken or Sebastien de Brouwer, EBF.

  • European Savings Banks Group: Chris de Noose, Secretary-General

  • JA Europe: Caroline Jenner, CEO

  • European Banking & Financial Services Training Association: Felicia Emery

  • Better Finance

  • Insurance Europe

  • European Fund and Asset Management Association

  • CFA Institute


  • European Microfinance Network

18:00  Closing remarks followed by reception (close foreseen at 20 CET)

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European Banking Federation
56 Avenue des Arts
1000 Bruxelles

Monday, 12 March 2018 from 15:30 to 18:00 (CET)

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European Banking Federation

A thriving European economy and flourishing society. Banks are keen to deliver on their role in society as partners in prosperity. For the European Banking Federation this is about contributing to a stable and inclusive financial ecosystem, with secure financing available for citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere, supported by excellence in regulation.

The EBF serves as the voice of the European banking sector, uniting 32 national banking associations in Europe that collectively represent some 3.500 banks – large and small, wholesale and retail, local and international – employing some two million people. Banks represented through the EBF together make available in excess of €20 trillion in loans to businesses and households across Europe, and provide the infrastructure to securely handle some 400 million payment transactions per day

Launched in 1960, the EBF is committed to creating a single market for financial services in the European Union and to supporting EU policies that foster economic growth.

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