Education Group

The purpose of the Education Group

Improving the availability, access and quality of financial education is one of the main goals of the ECDN. It is also the main task of our Education Group, who works to collect and spread knowledge as well as education and training in the fields of over-indebtedness and financial inclusion. Education is needed if we want to help citizens overcome indebtedness and prevent financial exclusion of vulnerable consumers and citizens. The difficult situation among European households related to COVID-19 reminds us all of the importance of financial education and its practical dimension in our lives. Financial education not only equips us with the right knowledge and skills, but above all with the awareness to function in a difficult reality such as the global panic caused by a pandemic. But it is never too late to learn – for either us as debt advisors / counselors or consumers. Therefore, it is worth sharing as soon as possible ways to supplement your financial education so that you can control your financial situation more effectively and better prepare yourself for a difficult period in your life.

The work of the Education Group

The ECDN education group works to improve financial literacy among European citizens. Their work includes researching and collecting useful knowledge about financial issues and using this knowledge to create and produce high quality materials for educating financial literacy. The main goal of the Education Group is to help improve financial literacy across Europe in order to reduce the number of European citizens ending up in over-indebtedness and other financial issues constraining their well-being and opportunities in life.

Financial education in the aftermath of Covid-19

The difficult situation among European households related to COVID-19 reminds us all of the importance of financial education and its practical dimension in our lives. Financial education that not only equips us with the right knowledge and skills, but above all with the awareness to function in a difficult reality such as the global panic caused by a pandemic. The anxiety that people are worried about will be growing in the coming days, because for many people their income will be at risk and they may be affected by unemployment. At the same time, this does not change the fact that certain costs, such as: rent, electricity, gas, water, and household loan instalments will still have to be paid. People who are used to planning, running household budgets and those who managed to have savings will certainly be in a much better situation. But it is never too late to learn. Therefore, it is worth sharing as soon as possible ways to supplement your financial education so that you can control your financial situation more effectively and better prepare yourself for a difficult period in your life.

Working with financial education

If your organisation has educational tools or important experiences with financial education, then you can help us improve the level and availability of financial education across Europe and help thousands of citizens in need! All you have to do is contact us, so we can share your tools with the members of the ECDN.

INTERNATIONAL TOOLBOX

In Europe, many organizations provide useful tools for managing personal finances and run inspiring educational projects.

While staying at home, we recommend to all consumers, debt advisors and teachers using financial e-education.

Here you can find some of the tools we have collected among our members in different languages:

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ICELAND

“The first steps in finance” – the textbook discusses the fundamentals of personal...

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POLAND/ Stowarzyszenie Krzewienia Edukacji Finansowej (Society for Promotion of Finacial Education)

Debt counsellingFinancial and Consumer Counselling Offices – free legal aid in a field...

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PORTUGAL

Financial education in Portugal has been provided by private, profit (mostly financial...

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SWEDEN

Consumer knowledge – materials for consumers and teachers Follow this Link Here you...

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NETHERLANDS/ NIBUD

Updated information that may be helpful for consumers to overcome COVID-19 Next...

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LUXEMBOURG/LIGUE MEDICO-SOCIALE

LUXEMBOURG/LIGUE MEDICO-SOCIALE Information et conseil en matière de surendettement Follow this Link...

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FANCE/ CRESUS

Tools: Dilemme The innovative financial and budgetary education program for all. Via...

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AUSTRIA

Materials for teachers – lesson plans Since 2008 SCHULDNERHILFE OÖ has been...

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LUXEMBOURG / LIGUE MEDICO-SOCIALE

Over-indebtness information and advice service/ Informations und beratungsservice bei ueberschuldung Follow this link....

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LUXEMBOURG/LIGUE MEDICO-SOCIALE

To learn more about Over-indebtness information and advice service Follow this link.

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FRANCE/ CRESUS

Dilemme is a budget and financial education program available throughout France, based on...

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ICELAND

Education material:“The first steps in finance” – the textbook discusses the fundamentals...

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AUSTRIA

The CYCLES project is set to improve entrepreneurship skills and financial literacy of...

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IRELAND/ MABS

Debt and budgeting tools MABS Self Help Tool – will allow you to...

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