Since 2015, the ABBL and the Fondation ABBL pour l'éducation financière organise each year the Woch vun de Suen or Money Week. This event, supported by the Ministère de l'Education, de l'Enfance et de la Jeunesse, is part of the European Money Week initiated by the European Banking Federation.
- Objective: through an educational activity of about 2 hours, to help young people (10 to 12 years old) understand the value of money and the importance of managing their budget.
- Next edition: 21 to 25 March 2022
- To register for the 2022 edition: firstname.lastname@example.org
An educational board game
The educational activity proposed in the framework of the "Woch vun de Suen" aims, through a board game, the EURODEO de la Conso, animated by the volunteer(s), to make pupils aware of the importance of money in consumption, to enable them to manage a sum of money and to develop a critical mind before making a purchase decision.
An event for young people
During this event, we teach children in the 4th cycle of primary education (10 to 12 years old) in Luxembourg the basic requirements for responsible money management. The aim is to make them understand the value of money and to make them aware of the importance of budget control for their future. In a context of increasing incentive consumption, it is indeed essential to introduce financial education from a very young age in order to make young people aware of the need for careful and responsible consumption.
The same module is offered by the ABBL in the framework of the pilot project 'Kannerkascht +', which brings together educational actors from all fields of non-formal education to offer extracurricular programmes to children in the city of Esch.
More than 1100 pupils and 80 volunteers in 2019
In 2019, more than 1100 pupils from all over the country participated in the fifth edition of the Woch vun de Suen, representing 78 classes from 69 schools. The initiative gathered 80 volunteers from the ABBL members.
This training gives children the opportunity to address money issues at school, and to understand their place as consumers in society. What they do with their pocket money today lays the foundation for their money management as adults.
I'm proud to participate in the Woch vun de Suen again this year with my colleagues. Talking to our children about money and choices from an early age can make a real difference.
- Origin of money
- From barter to money
- Your money
- To buy or not to buy?
- Saving smart
- Your savings account
- Current account and bank account
- Edition 2022: from 21 to 25 March 2022
- Target audience: pupils in cycle 4 (10/12 years old)
- Location: on school premises. As soon as we receive the list of interested schools, your school coordinator will invite you to fill in a file with your geographical preferences. After receiving all the replies, a proposal will be made to all the volunteers
- Schedule: to be agreed between the volunteer and the teacher
- Duration of the activity: 90 to 120 minutes (depending on the wishes of the volunteer / teacher)
- Language: German - Luxembourgish - French (depending on the teacher's request)
- Volunteers: ideally 2 people
- Support: EURODEO de la Conso board game, which is distributed to the school coordinator, and the ABC vun de Suen
Financial Education Adviser
Jessica Thyrion holds a degree in communication from the Haute Ecole des Sciences de l'Information de Liège. She joined the ABBL in 1996 as a communication specialist. Since 2020, she is fully dedicated to financial education.
Since 2013, Jessica represents the ABBL in the Financial Education Working Group of the European Banking Federation.