Date(s) - 01/01/2023 - 31/03/2024
Project aims to combat social exclusion resulting from the low economic and financial knowledge. During the project, participants will learn new practices and knowledge of financial education.
Training course and mobility
The first training course took place in Lisabon in April. Two youth educators from each involved country were trained for the work of training learners for economic and financial literacy. Klára, who participate at the training said:
,,The training course in Portugal was my first experience with Erasmus+ projects. The topic of financial literacy was not very close to me before, but thanks to this project, my perspective on how I manage my own finances has changed. Thanks to ADEL, I also had the opportunity to organize my own workshop on how to save money.”
Another session was mobility in Berlin which was organized in July. Three adult learners attended a workshops and seminars focused on financial literacy. One of the participand told us how was it:
,, In addition to theoretical knowledge, we visited a counseling center dedicated to people who have found themselves in debt. From a practical point of view, we familiarized ourselves with and tried the Money Manager application, which provides the opportunity to manage one’s own income and expenses. We also addressed current topics such as the digital euro and the average salary in EU countries,”
On June 15, we organized a workshop on the topic of financial literacy as part of the FLIT project. At the workshop, we were brainstorming about what the problem is, why the topic of literacy is so little discussed in society, why people have trouble creating a budget? The participants also left with useful advice on how to set up their own financial budget and redistribute finances.
Second worskhop was held online and was focused on savings in different areas. Many people realized they are literealy throwing money out of the window. Sometimes it might be due to things they do not actually need, sometimes it is subsribtion and monthly payment of something they do not use anymore. During the workshop they could think about what is their problem with savings, is it transportation where they can save extra money, or maybe groceries. This workshop was useful for all generation and at the end the participants were also given few advices how to handle their income.
Tangible results- guide
The consortium of partners has developed a guide – Financial education with adults in a broader context
This handbook can be used by organisations, schools, youth workers and all those who work or would like to work in the field of financial education. This guide provides characteristics of four different target groups in order to understand their difficulties in conceiving financial literacy. In addition, you will learn what some of the main difficulties are and what facilitates the learning process. At the end of the guide you will find useful advice and guidelines on teaching financial literacy. We believe that the handbook will be useful to those who provide education in this area and that it will also increase the level of financial literacy.
Aims of the project:
1. Development of:
– Thematic knowledge and skills (financial education for adults);
– Skills for lifelong learning in a transnational context;
– Contents and materials for exploration with adult learners;
2. Training of educators for the work of training learners for economic and financial literacy in favor of their social inclusion;
3. Sharing of:
– Good practices, methodologies, methods and tools for economic and financial education for adults;
– Knowledge and experience for incorporating inclusive and participatory methodologies that promote the training of learners;
– Theoretical and practical knowledge, based on different social contexts, in order to enhance the creation of effectively inclusive, innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives among learners, especially those with fewer opportunities;
4. Fostering the specialization and internationalization of educators, their work in the adult education sector and organizations.