Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Wilska, Terhi-Anna
Organisation University of Jyväskylä
Project title Learning to be digital consumers. How to improve young people’s financial skills in a technologically driven consumer society? (DigiConsumers)
Decision No. 327237
Decision date 19.06.2019
Funding period 01.06.2019 - 31.08.2022
Funding 1 160 179
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Project description
Technology and digitalisation have caused major changes in the consumer cultures and financial behavior of young people, in particular. Along with the digitalisation of e.g. payments and loans, new financial skills are required from young people. These skills are not learned enough in schools. DigiConsumers project aims at developing educational and technical tools to improve young people’s financial skills and financial literacy in digitalising consumer environments. Our consortium is multi-disciplinary, utilising theories and methodologies from the fields of sociology, psychology, educational sciences, cognitive science, economics and ICTs. The project also co-operates and interacts with various societal, commercial and political stakeholdrs.