Financial education: a possible response to the financial crisis?
OECD headquarters, Paris, France, 20 May 2009
Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General and Mr. Xavier Darcos, Minister of National Education, National Education Ministry, France spoke to this symposium co–organised by the OECD and the Institut pour l'Education Financière du Public (IEFP).
The objective of this international event which gathered high-level officials and decision-makers around the world were to :
- highlight the importance of financial education at a global scale as one of the long-term possible response to the current financial crisis
- share experiences and international good practices including OECD instruments on financial education
- reinforce the awareness of the public and policy makers, internationally and in France in particular, on the critical role of the promotion of financial education.
The OECD project and the activities of the International Network for Financial Education (INFE)
1st Panel session: Financial education in a sound financial regulatory framework
2nd Panel session : Start as early as possible: financial education in schools