The Economics Olympiad is one of the largest high school competitions in the Czech Republic and is known as a very prestigious opportunity for HS students. EO was founded in the Czech Republic in 2016 by INEV. In just a few years the competition had more than 64 000 students participating not only in the Czech Republic but also internationally. The EO is designed for students between 14 and 20 years of age with no preference about the type of secondary school they are attending. The competition is now supported by organisations as the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Czech National Bank, Société Générale, PwC etc. The Economics Olympiad is organisationally and professionally guaranteed by INEV. The Board of directors of the Institute consists of economists from the Czech National Bank and the University of Economics in Prague.
We aim to share the idea, experience, and know-how, which can help to improve financial literacy and economic education in the country. The International Economics Olympiad is bringing a large concept of international competition that is supporting economic educatio around the globe. It also brings the possibility to analyse international data and improve the economic knowledge across the countries.
Our goal is not only to emphasise the economic education, financial literacy and to analyse these international data, but also to inspire for change in education systems, to motivate students and build up an international competition which connects students from all around the world.
Thanks to our international network of organisers of the Economics Olympiad we are able to collect all data and establish a meaningful research which each participating organisation can use for further purposes – analysis, media, recommendation to governmental institutions or schools etc.
Secondary school students from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland competed in the international final of the Economics Olympiad, which culminated on 20 November 2020. Each country was represented by five students who had [...]