“Young Factor”: a project in pursuit of economic and financial literacy

Francois VILLEROY DE GALHAU guest of Osservatorio Permanente Giovani – Editori

Another great meeting in Florence at the Teatro Odeon was held today in the context of the third edition of the project “Young Factor” a.s. 2016/2017 promoted by Osservatorio Permanente Giovani – Editori in front of over 1000 Italian students participating in the initiative. The appointment that follows the road that has been going on for years now by the Osservatorio to revive a new civil and social challenge aimed at raising the level of student financial and financial literacy, promoted in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Monte dei Paschi Siena and Unicredit, had the exception of the Governor of the Bank of France Francois Villeroy de Galhau.
In the same cycle, former Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank, and the Governor of the Deutsche Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann, Governor of the Bank of Holland Klass Knot and the Governor of the Bank of Spain Luis M. Linde. “Young Factor” is currently the country’s leading economic and financial literacy initiative for the number of students involved in upper secondary education. A project aimed at raising the level of economic-financial literacy of Italian upper secondary school students. young, but who has already been very successful The Chairman of the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani – Editori Andrea Ceccherini during his introductory speech, underlined that “ignorance costs, and economic and financial ignorance is expensive.” Observatory we believe that where there is more ignorance, we must respond more educated. “Young Factor” was born for this, to promote a great deal of financial literacy in the upper secondary schools of the country. And the fact that half a million Students follow us is a sign of trust and courage. A sign that demonstrates that there is u a generation who has not resigned to the idea of ​​leaving the country back but doing its part to push it forward.
Headed by Deputy Director of Corriere della Sera Federico Fubini, he saw as the protagonist the Governor of the Central Bank of France who, frowned upon by Fubini’s questions and above all the students in the room, addressed various themes: from Europe to the Euro, from the world crisis that has hit many countries in these years to what the image of Italy and Italy is, the European countries, to the importance and the need for greater economic and financial literacy for young people. The Governor of the French Bank Francois Villeroy de Galhau, opening his speech at the theater auditorium crowded with 1000 students from all over Italy, said: “Thank you for inviting Andrea and thanks to the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani – Editori for inviting me today in Florence to talk to you young people.” Then when asked questions from public students, he complimented them saying, “I’m impressed by the level of your questions. I’m used to journalists, but yours are really appropriate and interesting.” Particular attention Governor Villeroy, who intervened on the day when the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty was celebrating, reserved for this celebration and the significance he has shown in recent years, presenting data comparing between the first and the after entry of the Treaty.

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