NBS to Mark Global Savings Week from 29 October to 2 November
From 29 October to 2 November this year, the NBS will once again mark the World Savings Week through its financial education programmes. In addition to guided visits to standing and themed exhibitions at the NBS Visitor Centre at Kralja Petra 12, a number of activities will be carried out focusing on the financial education of youth: workshops “My Budget and I”, “Dinar, our Money” and “Famous Persons on Circulating Dinar Banknotes”, and a tournament in educational game “Finances for Later”.
These activities will be carried out in the library of the Kladovo Cultural Centre and in the NBS Visitor Centre in Belgrade. On this occasion the Visitor Centre will be visited by students and teachers of the Trade and Catering School from Leskovac.
Participants in the workshops “My Budget and I”, “Dinar, our Money” and “Famous Persons on Circulating Dinar Banknotes” will analyse the concepts of spending, borrowing and saving and will be introduced to the history of money in general, and the dinar in particular. Also, workshop participants will learn about the security features of banknotes and how to manage their money and budgets. The educational game “Finances for Later” introduces participants to the world of finance in an entertaining and imaginative way, and teaches them how to plan their finances properly.
During the visit to the exhibition space in the NBS building, Kralja Petra 12, NBS staff will provide professional guidance through the standing exhibition “Money in the Territory of Serbia – from the earliest times to the present day” showcasing the timeline of selected samples from the NBS Numismatic Collection, as well as thematic exhibitions “Serbian Coins”, about coin production – from design to minting, and “Counterfeits”, about security features of the dinar, euro and dollar banknotes.
Visitors will be able to watch video-materials, use interactive materials and get a souvenir banknote featuring their own portrait.
The World Savings Day was established on 31 October 1924 during the International Savings Bank Congress in Milan, which led to the establishment of the International Savings Institute. The banking sector and financial institutions mark the World Savings Day each year by a variety of activities.