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

Jens Weidmann guest of the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori

It was inaugurated today, in Florence, attended by Jens Weidmann, in an Odeon Theatre sold out for the participation of over 800 students of Italian secondary schools, the second edition of the “Young Factor” sponsored by the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori, chaired by Andrea Ceccherini, with the support of Intesa Sanpaolo, Monte dei Paschi di Siena and UniCredit.
“Young Factor” is currently the lead of economic and financial literacy leader in the country for number of students involved in secondary schools. A project aimed at raising the level of economic and financial literacy of Italian students.
From October 6 will kick off the second edition of the national project “Young Factor” aimed at promoting a greater culture viability in the young generation of our country.
Involve, in the school year 2015/2016, 500,207 students of Italian secondary schools. A record of participation for a project so young. The data was made public today in the presence, on the stage of the conference, two of the three bank representatives who support the project UniCredit CEO Federico Ghizzoni and Fabrizio Viola For Banca Mps.
The President of the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori Andrea Ceccherini said in his speech, referring to the participation of the Governor of the Bundesbank Jens Weidmann, that: “We convinced the idea that ignorance and that ignorance economic costs financial costs expensive. It combines the objective of working, each in its field, to maximize the economic and financial literacy of citizens, we are convinced that the investment in knowledge is the one that pays the highest interest rate. As Benjamin Franklin argued “.
The meeting led by the director of Il Sole 24 Ore Roberto Napoletano together with Maria Concetta Mattei journalist TG2 has seen stars the Governor of the Central Bank of Germany that, spurred by questions of Napoletano and especially those of the students in the audience, He dealt with various themes from Europe to the Euro, from the global crisis that has hit many countries in recent years to the importance and the need for greater economic and financial education of the young.
I am very happy to be here to talk to you – he said Jens Weidmann – and I very gladly accepted the invitation of Andrea to come to talk about these issues because we feel strongly about. In fact, having a population that understands the economic issues need because it gives support and stability to central banks and the economy.”
The day after the debate Weidmann in Florence with Italian students continued with a meeting with the Italian and foreign press. The meeting was an opportunity with President Andrea Ceccherini to speak with the Governor Weidmann outcome of the meeting which saw him participate in the afternoon of the same day at an event with 800 students taking part in the project “Young Factor” promoted by the Osservatorio Permanente Giovani-Editori well as talking about the most topical issues: Quantitative Easing, Volkswagen, China and migrant issue.

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