Ask an economist
A widespread problem observable internationally and especially in countries with complex market structures is economic illiteracy. Anyone who does not have the basic and necessary knowledge in order to make prudent decisions on issues of borrowing, savings, retirement plans, investment, personal budgeting, etc. is considered to be economically illiterate.
In Greece, according to research by S&P Global, the phenomenon of economic illiteracy is observed in 55% of the adult population. The purpose of our project is to bridge the gap between citizens and economic policy makers by familiarizing the beneficiaries with key economic concepts and principles. Substantial understanding of economic issues requires the development of an active communication channel between the two parties, in which the agenda is largely determined by the beneficiaries based on their own needs and questions.
Through the development of an online platform in which important topics of discussion will be posted on a monthly basis (eg public debt), beneficiaries will have the opportunity to ask questions to experts in the field (economists, university professors). The most popular questions will be part of a video interview with a specialist in the given topic at the time, by members of “The e square project” team and educational videos will be produced and posted online. Each video will be enriched with infographics related to the topic. With the premiere of each new video, a new round of questions with another topic will begin. The main beneficiaries are citizens from 18 to 35 years old, and our goal is to reach 1,000 views per video.