Within the framework of the project supported by Visegrad 4 Eastern Partnership Program of International Visegrad Fund, CYFI together with the National Youth and Children’s Palace (Georgia) hosted a three-day Training of Trainers on 13-15 April 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Training was a follow-up event of the kick-off meeting that was held in Bratislava in October 2016 within the framework of the project “Transfer of experience of Visegrad countries to Eastern Partnership countries and building capacity and technical expertise of civil society organizations in the field of financial education for children and youth”.
Project partners, independent consultants and experts from 10 countries took part in the event. The training covered the topics such as national standards for youth financial education programs based on the case of Slovakia, stakeholder management in financial education, teacher training and methodologies in financial education, and models for integration of financial education into the school curriculum (cross-curriculum and as a separate financial literacy subject). The training sessions were delivered by experts in the field, including representatives of ministries of education, teacher training institutes, independent consultants and CYFI and its network partners, and were conducted in an interactive manner with the emphasis on practical learning and experience by the training participants. The training was held in English and Russian languages.
CYFI project partners include financial regulators, financial organizations, educational institutions and civil society organizations from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova. The Training gathered not only project partners, but also representatives of governmental bodies – central banks, ministries of finance and education, and international experts in the field of financial literacy.
The next steps of the project will include dissemination seminars in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, and publication of the Best Practices Guide, based on the experiences of partner countries of the project.