The work of the Summer Educational School, which was held in the Moscow region from June 9 to 17, has been completed. Throughout the week, schoolers from different regions of Russia participated in training sessions and workshops, listened to lectures by teachers from leading universities in the country, employees and experts in the field of financial security.
The Summer School was organised by the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Academy of Sciences (LPI) and the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation assisted by the Federal Financial Monitoring Service (Rosfinmonitoring) and the International Training and Methodology Centre for Financial Monitoring (ITMCFM).
Within the educational programme for schoolers of 8-10 grades, lectures and seminars were prepared on the following topics: "Mathematics", "Probability Theory", "Combinatorics", "Ontology", "Financial Intelligence", "Fraud Triangle" and others. In addition, schoolers participated in thematic workshops and business games, as well as gained practical experience with the Grafus gaming platform, a training system for conducting financial investigations.
The Summer School participants represented different regions of the Russian Federation. High school students came from Moscow, Moscow region and Rostov region, Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics, Sevastopol and the Republic of Crimea, as well as from Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The members of the teams into which the students were divided were randomly selected to ensure the best learning outcome. So, all schoolers, having their different strengths, were able to learn a lot in a game form and from each other.
Vladimir Glotov, the Head of the Centre for Inter-Olympiad Training of Schoolers and Students of the LPI, noted the importance and necessity of holding such educational schools:
“We have just held a successful training event for Russian schoolers. Similar schools on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism are held in other member-states of the Eurasian Group. Currently, it is vital to integrate the methods of teaching financial literacy. These are necessary measures to improve the standards of education in the field of financial security in the EAG member-states”.