Following the first European Money Week in 2015, the European Banking Federation (EBF) moves forward in 2016 with the second edition of this annual event, which this time was held in the week of 14-18 March. The objective this year was to further reinforce awareness to the importance and merits of financial education. In this second edition, the aim is to give voice to those who believe that future generations, and society in general, benefit from greater financial literacy.

In addition to children and young people - the prime target audience of European Money Week - entrepreneurs were also chosen by the EBF to take part in the activities to be developed this year. Education for entrepreneurship and the importance of financial literacy for the sustained success of businesses will therefore also be a theme of the 2016 event. More than 20 countries participate in this European Money Week, through their banking associations.

The Portuguese Banking Association (APB), together with the Banking Training Institute (IFB), once again joins the initiative that, in Portugal, will be dedicated this year to financial education for entrepreneurs and micro enterprises. The Estoril Higher School of Hospitality and Tourism (ESHTE) will host the event that the APB will hold for the 2016 European Money Week, on 15 March.

One of the activities worth noting was a Financial Education session for ESHTE's final year students who, as potential future entrepreneurs, make the perfect link between the two target audiences elected by the European Banking Federation for EMW 2016: children, and young people and entrepreneurs.

With the choice of ESHTE, the APB launches the discussion on financial education and entrepreneurship in a school that trains students in a key sector of the national economy, tourism. On the other hand, it associates itself to the celebrations of ESHTE's 25th anniversary, which happen, precisely, in 2016.

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