Financial skills: Lighting the path to a sound financial future


Amid the darkening economic outlook, ensuring individuals understand money and know how to manage it remains a top priority for educators, regulators and other stakeholders in the financial literacy community.  The rising cost of living, inflation, combined with the continued acceleration of the digital economy and new developments in the financial field ranging from cryptocurrencies to sustainable investments, presents a complex picture for everyday Europeans.  

The EU is putting in place a comprehensive and ambitious regulatory framework aimed at channeling Europeans’ savings into entrepreneurship and innovation, boosting funds for sustainability, and ultimately making the EU economy more competitive and its citizens more prosperous. To support public policies, a new financial competence framework for children and youth in the EU is expected later this year.  In the meantime, basic money management skills that help individuals understand what’s happening to them and around them remain a priority.

To put these skills in the spotlight, the European Banking Federation (EBF) has dedicated this year’s European Money Week, aligned with OECD-INFE Global Money Week, to the theme of ‘Financial skills: Lighting the path to a sound financial future’.

Do you have the right skills
to make informed decisions about money?

Take a 15-question quiz to test your financial skills!

Test your financial skills now!

Spotlight Interviews

A series of spotlight interviews exploring the link between sustainability and financial skills,

with a focus on the role of banks and investors!









The European Money Quiz is a Europe-wide financial literacy competition for 13–15-year-old students that has attracted 100,000 participants annually across 28 European countries. The 2023 European finals will take place on 15 and 16 May.