Registration has been launched for the Irish finals of the 2023 European Money Quiz, Europe’s largest financial education competition for 13 to 15-year-old students involving 28 countries.
Teachers across the country are invited to register their students to take part in the Irish leg of the quiz which will see classrooms up and down the country go head-to-head in the live online final at 12 noon on Tuesday, 14th March. Playing in teams of two, students will compete directly against each other in real time using the Kahoot! learning platform.
Tested on a series of financial education related questions, the winning team will be flown to Brussels in May to take on students from over 28 European countries for a chance to be crowned European champions and share in a prize fund of €5000 for their school! The European finals event, which takes place over two days, will return for the first time in two years following a break due to Covid-19.
The call for student participation has been made by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), with the support of the Business Studies Teacher’s Association of Ireland (BSTAI).
Since the inauguration of the quiz in 2018, Ireland has performed exceptionally well, securing a podium spot in the top three European teams on three occasions. In 2022, two students from Gaelcholáiste na Mara, Co Wicklow took third place in the European final. In total last year’s quiz attracted more than 50,000 students across Europe.
Margaret McDonnell, representative of BSTAI added: “The European Money Quiz has been a huge success in schools over the past few years. Understanding and learning about money and finance is really important for young people and I would strongly encourage teachers to sign up and get their students participating. It is not only for students doing business studies – anyone between 13-15 years of age can take part.”
The European Money Quiz is part of European Money Week (EMW), a joint initiative between the European Banking Federation and 30 banking associations across Europe – including BPFI, which aims to boost financial literacy levels and raise awareness on the benefits of financial education.
Further details and registration are available on the BPFI website at bpfi.ie/European-money-quiz