Workshop: Overcoming ‘Economic Stupidity’: Financial and Economic Literacy in Citizenship Education

25 Oct 2019
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Conference Room 2

Workshop: Overcoming ‘Economic Stupidity’: Financial and Economic Literacy in Citizenship Education

An Lavens, King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium
Anke Uhlenwinkel, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Chris Waller, Association for Citizenship teaching (ACT), UK

Moderation: Petr Čáp, The National Network of Local Action Groups / NECE Partner, Czech Republic

It seems to be clear that working on financial or economic citizenship is just as important to empower youngsters, especially from fragile backgrounds, and help them to develop the necessary capabilities to ensure inclusion and equal opportunities.
In this workshop, curated by An Lavens from the BELvue Center in Brussels, examples of practical and conceptual work from the BELVue center and its financial education exhibition, based on experiences of its Democracy Factory will be shown. We invite you to share your thoughts about the general direction of this new (and still contested) field. As work in progress a hands-on, debate-provoking, interactive exhibition on financial education will be presented and discussed by experts from Austria and the UK. Please join us and help us make this exhibition as effective and interesting as possible!