COM(2007) 808 final
Financial education enables individuals to improve their understanding of financial products and concepts, and develop the skills necessary to improve their financial literacy; i.e. to be aware of financial risks and opportunities and to make informed decisions in their choice of financial services. It is a life-long issue.
The purpose of this Communication is to assist stakeholders in the development of financial education schemes by
- raising awareness of the need to address low financial education;
- encouraging and promoting the provision of high-quality financial education within the EU, including the sharing of best practice;
- developing certain practical, facilitating tools to achieve these aims.
Communication from the Commission: Financial education. Brussels, 18.12.2007 COM(2007) 808 final