Financial Literacy Course
Tuesday, Mar 21 2017



The Croatian Chamber of Economy and the University of Rijeka Faculty of Economics invite all interested to the conference entitled "Financial literacy and higher education institutions" which is set to be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 10:30 AM in the building of the Faculty of Economics annex at the address Ivan Filipović 4.

Financial education is becoming increasingly important due to a large number of demographic, financial, political and technological changes in our environment. According to a study conducted by the World Bank, Croatia is ranked 29th among 31 European Union countries that participated in the research.

Why is financial literacy a necessity in today's world?

- The financial needs of individuals are becoming more demanding so by educating themselves about finances, they can improve their understanding of financial products, services and concepts.
It is hard to imagine today that an individual can actively participate in the economic life without the appropriate level of basic financial literacy.
- Many EU member countries began to require increased personal responsibility of individuals for their own financial security.
- It is crucial for individuals and households - frequent changes in lifestyle, changes in employment and various living situations.
- The need for regular maintenance and adjustment to suit the new conditions of employment and newly created family situations.
- Life expectancy has increased and so has the need for greater awareness to insure the funds for retirement.

The lecture is free of charge and is open to all interested citizens with prior applicationinancijsko obrazovanje postaje sve važnije zbog mnogobrojnih demografskih, financijskih, političkih i tehnoloških promjena u našoj okolini. Prema istraživanju Svjetske banke, Hrvatska je zauzela vrlo nisko 29. mjesto od 31 zemlje Europske unije koje su sudjelovale u istraživanju.