Press Release

European Money Week 2019 – Second National Competition EMQ 2019 – Greece

The Hellenic Bank Association (HBA) participates for a fifth consecutive year with relevant activities in the "European Money Week" of the European Banking Federation. 

In this context, the second National Competition for the European Money Quiz was successfully completed yesterday, March 27th. The competition was conducted online among 78 classes from 28 Gymnasiums in Greece, coming from Alexandroupoli, Athens, Chania, Galaxidi, Iraklion Crete, Ioannina, Karditsa, Kilkis, Larissa, Mytilene, Nafpaktos, Pyrgos Ilias, Rethymnon, Sikinos, Thessaloniki and Tripoli.

The winner was class C1 of Avgoulea-Linardatou Gymnasium in Athens, followed by class C5 of the same gymnasium and class A1 of Doukas School Gymnasium. The above classes not only answered correctly all 15 questions of the competition but also in the shortest time.

The National Competition is only the first part of the joint initiative with the European Banking Federation concerning financial education programs for pupils aged 13-15 years old, as the winning class will represent its school and Greece in the European Money Quiz Competition, which will take place in Brussels on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

HBA warmly thanks all the schools, students and teachers for their participation in the national competition and the interest they have shown in this initiative. Significant was also the contribution of the relevant Directorate of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs for disseminating the competition throughout the country.

HBA aim through this initiative, is to make financial education possible/accessible even in the most remote areas of Greece. Thus, the EMQ dedicated website will remain active throughout the year so that the Games can be accessed by all, students, teachers and parents.