Greek students came first in the European Money Quiz 2023.

As stated in an announcement by the Hellenic Banking Association (EET), students from 28 European countries tested their financial knowledge in a competition organized, for the sixth year, by the European Banking Federation (EBF) in collaboration with the National Banking Associations. For the first time since 2020, students from 28 European countries gathered, again, on 16 May 2023 in Brussels for the European Money Quiz (EMQ), the EBF and the National Banking Associations, including the Hellenic Banking Association (EET ).

More than 37,504 teenagers from all over Europe participated in the related knowledge quiz. The following 28 countries participated (in alphabetical order): Albania, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Republic of North Macedonia, Greece, Estonia, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Hungary, Ukraine , Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Czech Republic and Finland.

In the final – among the 28 countries – students from Greece, Poland and Portugal participated as finalists.

The Greek students finally won first place, because they were the first to answer the financial knowledge quiz with speed and absolute accuracy.

In its announcement, EET thanks the students Anesti Tomi and Panteli Hemelidis, who study in the 1st Lyceum of the 4th General Lyceum of Larissa, as well as the Professors Dr. Angeliki Gerovasili and Kyriaki Domanoglou, who accompanied the students together with the representatives of EET (the Head of its Banking Institute, Mrs. Sofia Ziakou and its executive, Mr. Angelos Perifanos). The Greek delegation, in addition to its participation in the European Competition, also attended a full program of educational activities (which included a visit to the Semicircle of the European Parliament, the European Parliamentarium, the Wikifin Lab, Euronext where they marked the start of the European Stock Exchange and the House of the European History).

The European Money Quiz is Europe’s largest annual financial education competition for 13- to 15-year-old students, attracting up to one million Kahoots each year. It was launched in 2017 and is part of the initiatives of the EBF and its national member banking associations during the European Money Week.

During the competition, students were asked about their knowledge of financial management with an emphasis on long-term planning, saving, digital currencies, cyber security and online fraud prevention. All questions were drafted in accordance with the OECD/INFE guidelines for adolescent and youth financial literacy.

As EET emphasizes, it will continue with undiminished interest to support all financial literacy actions not only for students but also for the general population.