European Week 2021 in Stockholm
The Stockholm School of Economics will host the European Week 2021 from 8-11 of June in a hybrid format (both in Stockholm and online). For four days, about 40 bachelor students from SSE, LSE, Bocconi and Sciences Po will work in virtual groups with organizations engaged in promoting financial literacy to solve a specific challenge.
No one doubts that reading and writing, the components of traditional literacy, should be available on equal terms to all if we are to have a fair and equitable society. This is a cornerstone of our commitment to public education. What then about “financial literacy”? This was initially defined as “the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security.” Research shows that knowledge on this topic is generally low, and especially low among people who have had limited education opportunity or people with low incomes.
The participating students will make the realisation that not everyone has the same access to financial knowledge, have the opportunity to think about why it is that way and get at least an initial glimpse into what organizations are doing to try to fix it.
This will be the first European Week and a kick-off for the whole European Engage Track at the bachelor’s level. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the students to immerse themselves in action-based learning and they will get a great learning outcome. They will also get a chance to build a network for their future.