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 for schools outside 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 serves to discover 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 can appreciate 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 1st edition of the project took place from May 2016 to March 2019 and involved about 5,600 students (aged from 8 to 10) and 540 teachers.
The 2nd edition was launched in October 2019 and is expected to end in December 2022; it will be open to the participation of schools located the neighboring regions (Liguria, Lombardy and Aosta Valley) within 200 km from Turin.
The inaugural press conference was held in Turin on the 30th of September, 2016.