Two 14-year old students from Glogow, Poland, on 8 May emerged as European champions in the first-ever finals of the European Money Quiz. Some 50 students from 25 countries competed in the Brussels finals. All of them were winners of national financial literacy competitions in their own country and travelled to Brussels at the invitation of their national banking association. The European Money Quiz, organized for the first time this year, was played by more than 41.000 13-to-15-year-old students from across Europe.
See our announcement on the European finals.
The competition takes place in two phases. In March, during or around European Money Week, classrooms can play directly against each other in a live Kahoot! webcast on YouTube. The classroom winning this national money quiz on Kahoot! will be the national champion.
The second phase is the European final, Tuesday 8 May in Brussels. The classrooms that won the national competition will be invited to send a team of two students – and a teacher or parent to accompany them – to Brussels for the European finals. The national banking association in their country will pay for the trip.
So, 60 European finalists – 30 teams of two – will play a live Kahoot! in Brussels directly against each other. Everyone gets to answer the same questions in their own language. The winning team will win a prize for their classroom.
National competitions will take place in the following 30 countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.
Classrooms in each of these countries could sign up to play against each other simultaneously via the live Kahoot! webcast in March. The classroom that is the smartest and the quickest, the best and fastest provider of the correct answers to 10 to 15 questions was named the national winner.
National banking associations in these countries are actively involved, either as organisers or as partners of national educational authorities supporting the quiz. The banking associations also make possible the participation of their national winner in the European final, offering to pay the cost of travel and accommodation for two students and a chaperone (teacher or parent).
Signing up was done by talking to your teacher. He or she could sign up for the European Money Quiz by contacting the national banking association in your country. Click here for an overview of the national contact points.