Financial Skills

Financial literacy lies at the heart of a resilient and inclusive society, yet only about half of Europeans have the right skills to make sound decisions about money. Levels of knowledge needed for ultimately achieving financial well-being are particularly low among women, youngsters, elderly people, low-income groups, and other more vulnerable parts of society.

This European Money Week, we’re putting financial skills front and centre in Brussels and around Europe. We’re going to examine how to build financial awareness and what type of skill set you need to navigate your personal finances. The campaign will also explore the link between financial competencies, cybersecurity, capital markets and sustainability and invite Europeans to test their financial knowledge through a short online quiz.

Join us and help supercharge Europe’s financial skills! 

Financial Skills in a time of crisis

In the past years, Covid-19 has highlighted the gaps in financial knowledge and resilience, especially among the most vulnerable parts of society. More recently, the war in Ukraine has sent shockwaves across Europe and, among other concerns, has again brought into focus the importance of financial skills during a time of crisis.

On Tuesday 22 March, join our live stream at 3pm on EBF’s LinkedIn and Twitter channels to explore what role financial skills play in people’s lives and how boosting them can help address challenges different groups face in our society, from identifying cyber scams, to supporting refugees settling in a new country.

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

Starting from Monday 21st March,
we’re inviting Europeans to take a 15-question quiz to test their financial skills
online and in the centre of Brussels.

For each quiz completed between March 21-25, the EBF will donate 5 EUR to the Czepczyński Family Foundation to finance the “Wezaj” reception center that welcomes Ukrainian women with small children.


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 is coming on Monday 21st March.

Stay tuned for three exclusive interviews to discover the role of financial skills in steering the European sustainable transition!

Our campaign takes Brussels

Want to play our quiz live?

Starting from 21st March, you can visit our physical installation in front of the ING Building in Avenue Marnix Esplanade in Brussels.

Next week, stop by and test your skills!


Thursday 24 March, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Being financially skilled is crucial for making good use of the wider financial market opportunities, either in funding or investments. Join us on Thursday 24 March to learn more on how the use of financial skills for capital markets can be enhanced. Best practices and areas for improvement will be at the centre of our discussions!

Show your support for financial skills!

During our European Money Week (21st March – 27 March) join the EBF community of LinkedIn Ambassadors for financial literacy!
Add a lightning bolt emoji ⚡ to your LinkedIn name to show your support for financial skills to your wide network!









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 2022 European finals will take place on 10 May online.