One of the Banque de France’s core missions is to make economics more understandable and accessible to the general population. As a result, it has stepped up its efforts to educate the public on key economic concepts, placing a particular emphasis on reaching younger audiences. In 2016, the Bank was made responsible for steering France’s national financial education strategy.
Examples of the Bank’s work:
- As the national steering body for financial education, the Banque de France will coordinate the efforts of institutions, associations and professionals to improve economic, financial and budgeting skills among the general population. It will distribute joint teaching resources and provide access to additional educational material via the web portal “Mes questions d’argent”. It will also work in partnership with the Ministry of Education to develop joint teaching resources for schools. Staff throughout the Bank’s branch network and at the IEDOM will help run training workshops for social workers, along with sessions to raise awareness among teachers.
- Citéco or the Cité de l’économie et de la monnaie, which is due to open in late 2018, will help to improve the economic knowledge of the general public, and especially of young people. Using interactive exhibits, it will explain the main principles and challenges of economics and money. To find out more, click on Citéco.