Financial education and consumer protection

Netherlands-OECD Global symposium on financial resilience throughout life


20-21 April 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands


In the presence of H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, debates at this high-level symposium in Amsterdam on 20-21 April 2016 addressed:

  • How to design effective financial education interventions
  • Preparing for the unexpected - avoiding financial vulnerability

  • Retirement planning – the role of financial literacy
  • Decision-making by adolescents – the growing up of a brain
  • Making financial education work for youth and in schools


High-level participants from around the world included officials and experts from the OECD/International Network on Financial Education (INFE), ministries of finance and education, central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities, governmental officials, international organisations, the academic community, the private sector and NGOs.


This event was organised by the Money Wise Platform, an initiative of the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands, and the OECD International Network on Financial Education (OECD/INFE).





Summary Record






OECD - Ms. Jennah Huxley

Money Wise Platform - Ms. Susan Groen



Money Wise Platform

OECD/INFE financial education home page

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