The fourth Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) Summit will take place in Bucharest, on June 28-29. The event will be hosted by the National Bank of Romania, Financial Supervisory Authority and the National Education and Scientific Research Ministry. The summit is part of the calendar of activities organized under the auspices of the National Debate for Education and Research – Romania Educata.
Titled ‘Act for Impact’, the Summit will convene government officials, senior practitioners, innovators and young people to address the gaps, challenges and opportunities for economic empowerment of young people across the globe.
The Summit will be centered around the launch of CYFI’s strategy for the years 2016-2020, which is the result of a year-long multi-sector, multi-stakeholder process, entailing consultations with over 400 respondents from 140 countries across the world.
Highlighting the collaborative ethos behind the Child and Youth Finance approach to economically empowering young people, the Summit will gather Network partners and key representatives from the field in order to share innovations and best practices based on the current youth economic citizenship landscape.
In addition to knowledge sharing sessions to promote institutional learning and the dissemination of best practice, a product development workshop to promote child and youth- friendly banking products will take place, sponsored by CYFI’s key partner, EFSE-DF.
The International Summit will ultimately inspire active youth participation and outreach both nationally and internationally and incorporating youth views in the strategic planning of the international network
About Child and Youth Finance International
Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), an NGO based in Amsterdam, aims to develop a generation that will be able to prevent future financial crises by increasing the financial education, financial access, employability, and entrepreneurship skills of children and youth. Launched in April 2012 and funded by Mastercard and People’s Postcode Lottery, the Child and Youth Finance Movement has already expanded to 125 countries and reached more than 36 million children.