The Bank of Italy participates in the first edition of Fiera Didacta in Florence from 27 to 29 September 2017

The Bank of Italy will participate in the first edition of Fiera Didacta Italia, the most important education trade fair, to be held in Florence.

During the three day event tailored for schools, Bank of Italy experts will host a series of brief ‘encounters’ on financial education as part of the fair’s programme of seminars. The goal is to contribute to the development of an economic and financial education curriculum on topics such as monetary policy and the structure of the financial system, explained by Bank of Italy economists in a simple and easy-to-understand way.

At the Bank of Italy stand visitors will also have the opportunity to visit ‘The ideas behind the banknote’ multimedia installation. The exhibit, featuring cutting-edge technology, takes visitors through a series of games, videos and interactive applications to give them a glimpse of what the Bank of Italy does in the ‘world of money’, both paper and digital currency, and in particular help them discover the new Europa series €50 banknote, which went into circulation in April.

The contributions of those students who took part in the fourth edition of the ‘Let’s design a banknote’ competition will be on display during the fair. Each year the competition, sponsored by the Bank of Italy and the Ministry of Education, invites primary and secondary school students to design an imaginary banknote, exploring a given theme. Visitors will be able to view the over 400 entries for the 2016-17 edition on the theme of ‘Designing the future: ideas for a changing world’ and to explore digitalized versions of the designs submitted by the winners and finalists, enhanced with more detailed content. Information on participating in the next edition of the competition will also be available.

The event will be held at the Fortezza da Basso Exhibition Centre, Viale Filippo Strozzi 1, Florence