The European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) – EBA, EIOPA and ESMA, held their 1st joint significant-level convention on money training and literacy on 1 and 2 February 2022. The meeting collected higher-stage authorities reps as very well as professionals from general public authorities, academia, NGOs, purchaser associations and the market to raise awareness of this crucial matter. It also presented a discussion board to share tips and ideal techniques and to get input from all the stakeholders on how to tackle long run challenges.
Petra Hielkema, Chairperson of EIOPA and presently Chair of the ESAs’ Joint Committee, opened the convention by highlighting the vital position performed by economical instruction and literacy in defending shoppers and making sure a extensive-time period balance of the economical sector. “Financial literacy is a lot more than just currently being able to browse a assertion. It is about obtaining a broader knowledge of finances, such as in which there are challenges”, she explained.
Chatting about the role of the a few ESAs and the purpose of the meeting, she added: “This meeting demonstrates the significance of financial literacy in making economically independent citizens who can actively participate in economic selection earning, in unique in the experience of escalating digitalisation. All a few European Supervisory Authorities will continue on to make on their economical instruction work to foster a much more fiscally resilient and inclusive modern society”.
The conference was opened by H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in her potential as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Distinctive Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), and Mairead McGuinness, EU Commissioner for Economic products and services, Fiscal Stability and Capital Markets Union. In their respective addresses, each H.M. Queen Máxima and Commissioner McGuinness highlighted the require to make financial literacy a priority and to create an ecosystem that supports the economical resilience and fiscal wellness of today’s youth, in particular by building up economic recognition. They regarded this to be especially very important in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has uncovered the economic vulnerabilities of individuals and households across made and developing international locations, and widened the hole between the economically resilient and the financially fragile.
The party, which was was lived streamed and recorded, noticed the participation of around 300 people today.
All the proceedings of the meeting are offered on the ESAs’ respective meeting webpages.