European Money Week Ireland

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European Money Week takes place in March each year with events organised by national banking associations across Europe including Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). The annual initiative involves young people in more than 30 countries, with activities ranging from classroom sessions to seminars and conferences, all seeking to improve financial literacy through better financial education.

European Money Week 2018 took place from 12-18 during which BPFI and its members organised a series great events to promote the benefits of financial education and to raise awareness. BPFI’s two leading events included the Economist Webinar and the European Money Quiz.


BPFI student eventKicking off European Money Week 2018, BPFI brought together the chief economists from Ireland’s leading retail banks to engage in a live Economist Masterclass webinar. The event streamed into over 100 second level business and economics classes across Ireland, who registered for the event, allowing students to learn more about the top economic issues of the day of which included; Brexit, The Irish Economy and the Housing market.

If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again click on the links below:

Speakers and topics:


On March 14th BPFI hosted the inaugural European Money Quiz in which second level business students in schools across Ireland competed directly against each other in a live Kahoot! webcast on YouTube. The winners of the Irish heats, Ciarmhac O’Fionnagáin and Michael McGovern of O’Carolan College, Nobber, Co. Meath, will now go forward to represent Ireland in the European finals where 30 countries will compete in a live event to become European champions. This final will be held on 8th May in Brussels.

Please visit the European Money Quiz website, where all competition-related information and materials are available, or visit the European Money Week Twitter and Facebook pages, where you can find regular updates on the competition and tips for the different rounds.

Practice for the European Money Quiz

The following Kahoots! were created to allow students to practice for the national competition and are a great resource to test your financial literacy knowledge.

How to Play

  • Select one device to be quizmaster, and one or more devices to play (device can be phone, tablet, or computer)
  • Pick one of the ten Kahoots (below) with the quizmaster device
  • Press “play” button on the quizmaster device and then choose “classic”
  • Players go to, or open the app
  • Players enter game-pin and nickname on their devices
  • Press “Start” on the quizmaster device to let the fun begin!
  • Players answer questions on their devices by selecting one of the four coloured answer buttons

For additional instructions, options, and how to make your own Kahoot, see details