Thursday, 27 January 2022

Student Financial Club Informs President of its Educational Euro Changeover Programme

ZAGREB, 27 Jan 2022 - President Zoran Milanović on Thursday received representatives of the Financial Club, a specialised university student association, who presented their "Simply about the euro" project, the president's office said.

The project was carried out between October 2019 and April 2021 and is the first project dedicated to the introduction of the euro in Croatia, launched by university students to educate their colleagues and the public.

The aim of the project was to explain in a simple and comprehensible way all the doubts concerning the euro, the club's representatives told the president.

The project, which received the Rector's Award, included the publication of expert articles on the effects of joining the euro area, the organisation of panels and other activities.

They told the president the Financial Club was established in 2005 at the Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business.

Besides the "Simply about the euro" project, the club has launched many other programmes aimed at increasing financial literacy in Croatia, notably among youth, including a seminar on the financial literacy of students in many Zagreb schools.

The president supported their idea and activities, his office said.

The Financial Club has received more than 30 Dean's and Rector's awards for various projects and conferences. In 2013, the Zagreb Stock Exchange awarded them for outstanding contribution to market capital education.