THE Bank of Greece within the framework of the initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) “Global Money Week” (GMW), it carries out an information campaign, on the subject of safe payments and protection from electronic fraud.

We are careful where we click and protect ourselves from online scams. The Bank of Greece in partnership with “5 Minute Mum” spreads the message: What are we doing to protect ourselves?

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What is Global Money Week – The role of the Bank of Greece

The Bank of Greece is the national coordinator of the “Global Money Week” (GMW) initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is an annual global campaign to raise awareness among young people about financial education. The campaign highlights the importance of informing young people about basic financial concepts with the aim of gradually acquiring knowledge and skills, as well as adopting the attitudes and behaviors necessary to make sound financial decisions. GMW started in 2012, is organized every year in March and has managed to reach more than 60 million children and young people in 176 countries worldwide.


In 2024, GMW takes place in the week of March 18 to 24, 2024 and has the theme “Protect your money, secure your future”, focusing on the safety of money and the responsible management of personal finances with an awareness of potential risks such as online fraud, fraud payment, phishing etc.

Alongside its own actions, the Bank of Greece, as the national coordinator of the GMW, informs the bodies active in financial education about this specific initiative and encourages financial bodies and organizations to join the broader effort to promote financial education, with the ultimate goal is the economic well-being of citizens and financial stability.

Actions of the Bank of Greece

*The Communication Unit of the Bank of Greece will implement in the coming days an information campaign on social media, aimed at the young audience, through the creation of a short video on the topic of secure payments and protection against electronic fraud. The campaign will be supported by information material entitled “How to protect myself from online fraud”.

*The Museum of the Bank of Greece created an educational activity this year, inspired by its periodical exhibition entitled “Inflation”, in conjunction with the GMW’s permanent exhortation “Learn, Save, Earn” and the special theme for 2024 “Protect your money, secure your future”.

The educational activity entitled “Be careful… because of honor!” it is aimed mainly at secondary school students, but also any other group of interested parties. Concepts such as “money”, “purchasing power” and “price stability” are presented in an experiential way to its visitors, aiming at the end of their visit to better understand the phenomenon of inflation and its effect on their purchasing power, as well as learn all that central banks are doing in the direction of ensuring price stability.

*The Center for Culture, Research and Documentation of the Bank of Greece has published a new book entitled “The Alphabet of Economy for Teenagers”. The author is the President and Founder of the Institute of Financial Literacy, Professor of Finance at the University of Piraeus, Nikolaos D. Philippas. This edition is the continuation of the original financial education dictionary “Economic Alphabet”, aimed at primary school students.

Organizations that have declared participation in GMW2024 and carry out similar actions:

(in alphabetical order)

Association of Insurance Companies of Greece,

Union of Consumer Workers of Greece (EEKE),

Association of Loan and Credit Claims Management Companies (EEDADP),

Hellenic Banking Association,

Institute of Financial Literacy,


Alpha Bank,



Ergo Academy,

Other organizations also contribute to the joint effort, such as: Capital Market Commission, SOS Children’s Villages, Get Involved, Women on Top, Finance Laboratory of the Department of Organization and Business Administration of the University of Piraeus, etc.