Global Money Week

Netherlands

2017 Netherlands Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
MoneyWise Platform
Dutch Ministry of Finance
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
The Dutch Central Bank (DNB)
Dutch Bankers Association (NVB)
Dutch Association of Insurers
Nibud
Organisation name
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
The Netherlands Financial Market Authority (AFM)


During the Week, partners of the Money Wise Platform organise activities for pupils in primary and secondary schools to learn to deal with money. Week van het Geld is an initiative of the Dutch platform ‘Wijzer in Geldzaken’(the Money Wise Platform). During this week, the main focus of elementary schools across the Netherlands is about “learning to handle money”. By making children financially aware at an early age, a foundation is laid for financial independence in adulthood.

The 2017 Week van het Geld celebrations had a festive start in the Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam on the 27th of March. Sander Dekker, states secretary of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Klaas Knot, President of The Dutch National Bank and Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Mayor of the City of Amsterdam opened the Dutch Money Week together with 350 students of 7 primary schools and 100 teachers and financial professionals. After the opening, the pupils of 14 classes of 7 different school received lessons from the top executives of the Dutch Banking Association, the Association of Insurers and De Nederlandsche Bank. Nibud organized a special workshop for parents.

Take a look at the video of the opening event: https://youtu.be/Rt97SXll6nc

Central theme: Does money make you happy?

The central theme of this year’s Week van het geld is: Does money make you happy? This theme is chosen to stimulate conversations about money between children and their parents, children and their teachers and between children themselves in class. The message is: Knowing how to deal with money, getting grip, will make you happier. That’s why it’s important to learn how to deal with money at an early age. The knowledge and experience is very helpful when you are an adult and have to make financial decisions.

In order to stimulate the conversations at home, a special edition of the Dutch Donald Duck is made. All stories are about money and happiness. 700.000 copies are send out to schools and organizations.

Guestlectures, all sorts of activities and the ‘Week van het geld’ - paper

During the Week, more than 5,500 guest lectures, activities and workshops on money management are given to primary schools in the Netherlands by staff members from, amongst others, banks, insurance companies and municipalities. In addition, all primary schools and public spaces, such as libraries, receive a special “Week van het geldkrant”– a financial education newspaper. More and more secondary schools are participating.

For more information on the Dutch Money Week, check the website: www.weekvanhetgeld.nl


2016 Netherlands Global Money Week

Leading Organizations:
MoneyWise Platform
Dutch Ministry of Finance
The Dutch Central Bank (DNB)
The Netherlands Financial Market Authority (AFM)
Dutch Bankers Association (NVB)
Dutch Association of Insurers
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Nibud
Hermann Wesselink College

Participating Organizations:
IES Antonio de Nebrija
Mounts Bay Academy

Date of the event:
14th - 18th of March

Total number of children & youth engaged: 1 229 300

During the Week, partners of the Money Wise Platform organized activities for pupils in primary and secondary schools to learn to deal with money.

The 2016 Week van het Geld celebrations were inaugurated, as in 2015, by H.M. Queen Máxima on 14 March at the elementary school De Twaalfruiter in Vleuten. Week van het Geld is an initiative of the Dutch platform “Wijzer in Geldzaken”. During this week, the main focus of elementary schools across the Netherlands was about “learning to handle money” as by making children financially aware at an early age, a foundation is laid for financial independence in adulthood. After the opening, the pupils of De Twaalfruiter school received lessons from the top executives of the Financial Markets Authority, De Nederlandsche Bank, the Dutch Banking Association, Nibud and the Association of Insurers. Take a look at the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHI6TXl-hOk)!

During the Week, more than 5,500 guest lectures, activities and workshops on money management were given to primary schools in the Netherlands by staff members from, amongst others, banks, insurance companies and municipalities. In addition, all primary schools and public spaces, such as libraries, received a special “Week van het geldkrant”– a financial education newspaper.

On Tuesday 15 March, the kick-off of the campaign “Your debt = Your debt?” took place in Groningen. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of the impact of financial debt and money problems. More than 300 students from MBO found their way to Martiniplaza and discussed money matters and the impact of financial expenses.

On Wednesday 16 March, students ages 9-11 took part in a special children’s press conference with the Minister of Finance, Mr. Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The children were able to ask the Minister diverse questions about, for example, the income and expenditures of the Netherlands, as well as if and what for he used to save money when he was young.

Additionally, primary school children from across the Netherlands successfully passed the National Money Exam by Deloitte. Students from grades 7 and 8 from the Tourmaline primary school in Rotterdam took the knowledge they gained immediately into practice in the Market Hall in Rotterdam on 17 March. Together with Deloitte employees, the students rated offers, sold fruit and vegetables at a real market stall and purchased their own, most affordable and most delicious lunches. Take a look at the video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9dqydI_Cnc)! Other activities that took place include: diverse learning material, theatre, games, school competition, debate battles and more. Also, the CYFI Secretariat worked directly with Hermann Wesselink College and two international guest schools to conduct a GMW workshop. During the workshop, students worked in small groups to compare their findings of a previously assigned micro versus macroeconomics assignment, and create posters to present their results. Posters were judged by CYFI guests and winning group received a prize

Watch a compilation of the activities during Dutch Money Week:


2015 Netherlands Global Money Week

Week van het Geld

Participants:
MoneyWise Platform
Dutch Ministry of Finance
The Dutch Central Bank (DNB)
Dutch Bankers Association (NVB)
Dutch Association of Insurers
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Euronext Amsterdam
The Netherlands Financial Market Authority (AFM)
Amsterdam Business School
Aflatoun
Montessori Lyceum Amsterdam
Postcode Lotterij
TommyCares
Tommy Hilfiger
Brandsfit
Berlage Lyceum
Date of the event:
9th - 13th of March

The 2015 Week van het geld celebrations were inaugurated by H.M. Queen Máxima on 9 March at elementary school OBS West in Capelle aan den Ijssel. Prior to the launch, she attended several guest lectures at the school together with the Minister Education, Culture and Science. During this time she also spoke with students and teachers about the importance of learning how to manage money. The lectures were presented by, among others, senior executives of partner organizations of “Wijzer in Geldzaken”.

Global Money Week provides us with a good opportunity to highlight the importance of financial awareness, and I encourage governments, the private sector, NGOs, parents, and children to join in the wide range of activities taking place this week. But we must carry the lessons of Global Money Week beyond those seven days in March. By equipping the next generation with a thorough financial education, we will bequeath them a valuable heritage that will shape their future well-being, and that of the world.

H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary Chair of the Money Wise Platform

Week van het Geld is an initiative of the Dutch platform “Wijzer in Geldzaken”. During this week, the main focus of elementary schools across the Netherlands was ‘learning to handle money’. By making children financially aware at an early age, a foundation was laid for financial independence in adulthood. Staff members from, among others, banks, insurance companies and municipalities provided over 5000 guest lectures and workshops at elementary schools throughout the country.

International recording artist Caro Emerald spoke with students at IVKO college in Amsterdam about entrepreneurship, the music business, and money. Students and fans were given the opportunity to send in questions on why she decided to start her own label, what entrepreneurship skills she thinks are needed and how much saving has helped her in advancing her career. The school was even treated to a short performance of two of her most popular songs.

Euronext Amsterdam was festively opened on 11 March by young entrepreneurs from the Yecommunity.com platform – a platform for young entrepreneurs launched by Child and Youth Finance International in December. Representatives from the Postcode Loterij sounded the gong as a symbol of their support for youth causes. Alongside with the young entrepreneurs and representatives of the CYFI Secretariat, representatives from Aflatoun joined this special ceremony.

Amsterdam Business School shared their facilities with CYFI to accommodate international Youth and Start Talks via Google Hangouts. These online Talks connected student groups around the world to learn and discuss about money, saving, financial landscape, entrepreneurship and cultures.

More than 20 students from the Berlage Lyceum visited Tommy Hilfiger’s global head office in Amsterdam. Students, were given a unique opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, receive a real-life work experience and be inspired to dream big. The event was a collaboration between TommyCares, and Child & Youth Finance International. The Director of TommyCares shared insights into his own choices regarding education and career followed by the story of Tommy Hilfiger’s first entrepreneurial venture. Inspiring Dutch celebrity youth entrepreneur Jip (18) enthusiastically shared how he started his first charity “Jips Goede Doelen” at age 9 followed by his second profitable venture Brandsfit (formerly JM SportsCompany). Students had a chance to interact with the speakers and ask questions.

 

2014 Netherlands Global Money Week

MoneyWise Platform
Dutch Ministry of Finance
The Dutch Central Bank (DNB)
Dutch Bankers Association (NVB)
Dutch Association of Insurers
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment
Euronext Amsterdam
And 98 other organizations and institutions from the public, private, and social sector. For a full overview, please consult: http://www.weekvanhetgeld.nl/deelnemende-partijen
Date of the event:
10th - 14th of March
Number of children reached:
Direct reach:
Guest lessons: 150 000
Other projects: 80 000 (e.g. school projects)
Media reach:
TV commercial: 820 000
Money Week News Paper: 600 000

Week van het Geld (National Money Week) in the Netherlands was celebrated concurrently to Global Money Week 2014. The goal of this week was to teach primary school pupils about money and to raise their financial awareness. The strategic goal of the National Money Week is to integrate financial education components into the school curriculum.

“There is so much going on this week! 5 000 volunteer staff from the financial sector will hold money wise lessons at primary schools and more than 50% of schools are taking part. I think it is great that so many volunteers from banks are going to schools, to give proper finance lessons. There will also be theatre shows ... there will be many things to do!” -This is how HM Queen Máxima opened the 4th Edition of the Dutch Global Money Week on March 10th. The opening also featured the final of the Klasse!Kas competition where one class was awarded for the most innovative entrepreneurial usage of their Klasse!Kas (“Classy! Savings Box”).

The Dutch Money Week was a true multi-stakeholder initiative Organizing entities include the Money Wise (Wijzer in Geldzaken), the Dutch Ministry of Finance, Central Bank,the Dutch Association of Banks, the Association of Insurers, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, as well as many Dutch banks, insurance companies, other corporations (both financial and non-financial) and child and youth focused companies. (I)NGOs, municipalities, and several mediaalso collaborated to put financial education on the national agenda.

A total of 104 organizations are partners of the Week van het Geld. A variety of activities were performed throughout the week in order to teach children (and their parents) about money in a fun way. In over 5 000 classes across the country guest lessons were given by financial services professionals, reaching over 150 000 children and youth. One such guest lesson was when the Dutch Finance Minister explained to a class of primary school children how the Ministery prepares the national budget. The Money Wise Platform developed special learning materials on financial education with the publisher Zwijssen, for Levels 1/2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 which were used throughout the week and beyond. 28% of the schools conducted their own projects on money and saving during the week, some of which used the aforementioned materials.

Money Wise published the National Money newspaper which was distributed nationally to schools. Debates, theatre performances (for children and for parents), museum visits and a range of other activities were organized throughout the week to teach children about money in a fun way. Euronext Amsterdam (the Amsterdam stock exchange) was festively opened on 12th March by high schools students as part of Global Money Week 2014. The gong was sounded by students from the Spinozalyceum in Amsterdam, the Herman Wesselink College in Amstelveen and representatives from Aflatoun, de Consumentenbond, the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), Free Press Unlimited, ICS, ING Group, The Dutch Bankers Association (NVB), Nibud and Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI).

At the Aflatoun Secretariat in Amsterdam, the staff connected children and youth throughout the world through Skype calls. Aflatoun activities were conducted for all ages on Aflatoun Day: Tots and Touns in Westzaan learned the story of the finance fireball Aflatoun, and Teens in Hilversum discussed how to realize their dreams through wise use of money (i.e. saving, budgeting and planning).

 

2013 Netherlands Global Money Week

Name of organizing entity - Aflatoun
Date of event - 18th of March

For the first time the celebrations of Aflatoun Day and Global Money Week were coupled with an event including external guests and stakeholders in the Netherlands. Institutions such as Rabobank Foundation, Nationale Postcodeloterij, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, various NGO’s, partners from Aflatoun and academics took part. Students from a school near The Hague also took part in the celebrations of Aflatoun Day and Global Money Week. The museum for education and science Museum in the Hague was a fantastic host of the event.