Financial education: 4,700 students involved in the CDP-FEduF programme

Financial education: 4,700 students involved in the CDP-FEduF programme

A total of 4,700 girls and boys took part in the “Ready, finance, go!” financial education programme launched last November by CDP and FEduF (Foundation for Financial Education and Savings) with the aim of training future citizens who are aware of their economic choices and making savings a tool that is increasingly useful for the country's development.

Both in-person and digital events and lectures were organised on the topics of conscious money management, personal finance and the role of financial intermediaries.

So far primary and secondary schools in the suburbs of Abruzzo, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Apulia, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany and Umbria have joined the programme, which will resume in September.

As part of its collaboration with FEduF, CDP also hosted the Cross-Cutting Skills and Orientation Programme (a work-study initiative) at its offices in Via Goito in Rome. The work-study programme targeted secondary school students in Lazio, offering both financial information and an orientation to the working world and knowledge of CDP's activities and role.

FEduF was established in 2014 on the initiative of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) to promote financial education within the broader concept of education for conscious and active economic citizenship. Its members include banking and financial institutions including Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco BPM and BPER Banca. On 18 June it launched the Alliance for Financial Education with the aim of raising the level of financial literacy of Italians, starting in schools. The initiative involves all participants in the Foundation and aims to bring together companies and entities from the non-banking sector to broaden its scope of action and make it more structured and wide-ranging.