Education day

Educating the public and raising their awareness of personal finance, key economic concepts, and the role and actions of the central bank is vital to understanding the economic environment in which people live and work. Banka Slovenije therefore devotes great attention to financial literacy in all age groups.

Do you know the answers to the following...

  • What is the central bank? How does it differ from commercial banks, and what are its key tasks?
  • How can you recognise a counterfeit banknote?
  • What is the difference between a debit card and a credit card?
  • What are the latest trends in the field of payments?
  • How does the central bank attend to price stability?
  • How does monetary policy affect the economy?

You can find out all this and more at our education days, which have been organised by Banka Slovenije for a number of years now. They offer a wide spectrum of information and education for all age groups, and aim to broaden the financial literacy of the general public.

The programme is free of charge.

Content: level

Education Day events are held at Banka Slovenije’s premises at Slovenska cesta 35 and Cankarjeva cesta 1 in Ljubljana, in the form of three modules of differing levels of detail and complexity:

  • Module 1: simpler content for primary school students in years 6 to 9
  • Module 2: more advanced content for secondary school students
  • Module 3: content suitable for further education students

For younger students (kindergarten and years 1 to 5 at primary school) and adults past school age, the programme can be tailored each time to their existing knowledge and interests.

Content: options

Registered visitor groups are first given an introductory talk entitled What is Banka Slovenije?, which examines the role, tasks and importance of the central bank.
When registering visitors choose one additional presentation from the list and choose their desired level (Module 1, Module 2 or Module 3):

  • What are payments, and how do they work? (Module 1 or Module 2)
    How is money transferred between two entities, and what are the latest methods for making payments?
  • Cash (Module 1 or Module 2)
    How are banknotes and coins issued, how much money is in circulation, and how are counterfeits detected?
  • Banka Slovenije monetary policy (Module 2 or Module 3)
    What is monetary policy, how is it conducted, and how does it affect the economy?
  • Price stability in the Eurosystem (Module 2 or Module 3)
    How does the central bank manage inflation, and how does it attend to one of its most important tasks: price stability?

The programme also includes a visit to the Banka Slovenije museum, which opened in May 2021 and features 30 years of Banka Slovenije’s work, money in Slovenia from independence to the present day, coin collections, and the role and work of the central bank in Slovenia and as part of the Eurosystem.

We look forward to meeting you!