Regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Olympiad on Financial Security

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Financial Security Olympiad for students and schoolers was held under the chairmanship of Dmitry Afanasiev, the Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The results of the Intermediate stage were summarized at the meeting, the issues of holding the Final were also discussed.

The International Financial Security Olympiad is held by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and the Federal Financial Monitoring Service within the instructions given by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The event is aimed at improving the information, financial and legal literacy of youth, searching for talented young people, preventing crime and extremism.

24,600 representatives from 19 countries registered to participate in the Preliminary (university) stage of the Olympiad, which was held this spring, including:

• 8,643 students from Russia,

• 2,878 students from CIS countries,

• 638 students from foreign countries,

• 12,441 Russian schoolers.

More than 6.5 thousand students and 2.2 thousand schoolers from Russia and more than 2.2 thousand foreign students were tested. The participants were ranked in the rating table according to the results of the completed tasks.

Due to the high interest in the Olympiad from citizens of friendly countries, the Executive Committee preliminarily resolved the issue of redistributing quotas for foreign participants. The list of finalists will be compiled based on the results of the Qualifying stage, which will be held in August.

Under the decision of the Executive Committee, preparations for the Final of the Olympiad, which will be held at the Sirius site this autumn, have begun. The programme will include tests, meetings with invited experts, sports events, seminars, training sessions, workshops, meetings with employers, round tables, debates, creative meetings, and panel discussions. The winners will receive benefits for enrolling to specialised programmes of higher education, Master or Postgraduate’s studies, as well as the opportunity to find a dream job in the prestigious field of financial security.
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