The Museum of Saving, the European Investment Bank Institute and Fondazione per la Scuola (Compagnia di Sanpaolo) have agreed to work together to promote the familiarization of primary school children (8 – 10 years old) with financial education concepts in the Piedmont region.
The EIB Institute finances the transportation cost from schools in distant areas to Turin to visit the Museum, the first multimedia and interactive place dedicated to personal money management and financial education in Europe and one of the few in the world. Fondazione per la Scuola takes care of the project organization and the Museum admits the students for free.
The visit allows discovering the history of money, from the earliest forms of bartering in ancient Egypt to the introduction of the Euro. Through videos and digital applications, children will understand the function of money and its evolution during different historical periods, as well as its importance in determining the saving and investment decisions through time.
The programme is planned to last three years from 2016 to December 2018, and it will involve around 2,000 primary school students.
The kick off press conference was held in Turin on the 30th of September, 2016.