Financial education is an important process, which enables each individual to improve his/her understanding of financial products and related information which raise awareness about financial risks and possibilities. Developments in the financial market and new products and services emerging on the market almost on a daily basis make the need for financial education more apparent. Financial education is indispensable for making an informed decision about a choice of an individual financial product or service which meets an individual's possibilities and expectations.
The Croatian National Bank recognises the importance of institutional participation in economic and financial education and constantly undertakes activities with the aim of improving the financial knowledge of the public and their relationship towards personal finance. By understanding the need for and the importance of education of young people and children, before they become participants in the financial market, the Croatian National Bank organises a variety of educational workshops for groups of primary school pupils and lectures for groups of secondary school and university students on topics within the competence of the central bank.