About the Swiss Money Week
The Swiss Money Week 2023 is the Swiss subsidiary event of Global Money Week, which takes place from 20 March to 26, 2023. It is an annual, international campaign that raises awareness of financial topics among children and young people. After all, financial education cannot be started early enough
The week is organized by the OECD International Network on Financial Education. In Switzerland, the Swiss National Bank SNB is taking on the role of national coordinator. The Swiss Finance Museum and SIX are teaming up to support the campaign.
Swiss Money Week 2023 at the Swiss Finance Museum
During Swiss Money Week, the Swiss Finance Museum and SIX will welcome over 100 primary school students. Around 10 primary school classes from the lower and middle levels are taking part in the planned activities!
The tasks are in line with the learning objectives of Curriculum 21 and offer teachers an exciting project as part of their lessons. The idea is that the tasks will be implemented in class in the weeks leading up to Swiss Money Week and then presented on site at the Finance Museum during the week itself. It involves a design collage competition and a budgeting project. Attractive prizes for the class coffers can be won in both areas.
Lower school classes create a collage in class on the topic of money. Middle school children budget their own class camp. The motto of the week is "Let's talk about money". Because as we find - and as studies also prove; you can't start early enough.
Blog article on the topic
Even in very developed financial markets, for example Germany or Switzerland, the level of financial knowledge remains low – especially among younger and older cohorts. Financial literacy can improve both your understanding, and your ability to use financial skills. What financial literacy means is explained below by Andrea Weidemann, director of the Swiss Finance Museum.See the interview
Children come into contact with money at an early age through purchases with their parents or their pocket money. At the same time, youth indebtedness is a major problem. The Swiss Finance Museum is therefore also active in the field of financial literacy. In this episode of the podcast, Andrea Weidemann, Director of the Finance Museum, talks to Florence Anliker, who played a key role in developing the children's workshop "Money makes the world go round!Listen to the podcast