Romania was awarded by Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), at the CYFI Country Award category, for the financial education projects intended for children and youth, a press release informs. The distinction was offered within the Global Inclusion Awards 2017, event that took place Wednesday evening in Berlin, under the High Patronage of the German Presidency of the G20.
Romania was nominated at this category, from the European and Central Asian region, together with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Latvia and Russia.
The inclusion of Romania on this list is a result of the implementation of projects and programs, in the area of financial education, developed by the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), the National Bank of Romania (BNR) and the Ministry of National Education.
“This distinction, which truly honors us, represents a recognition of the quality of the projects developed at country level, among which are those initiated by ASF in the last years as well. We are happy that, together with the National Bank of Romania and the Ministry of National Education, we contribute to the foundation of certain strategic directions in the field of education, with long-term benefits” Cornel Coca Constantinescu, Prime Vice-president of ASF, present at the award ceremony stated.
Romania’s Ambassador in Berlin Emil Hurezeanu and Bogdan Puscas, President of the National Agency for Public Procurement attended the event as well.
Financial education represents a strategic priority for the financial authorities, which develops a series of programs in this field, that are held at national level, both in the secondary education, high schools, as well as in universities.