Nibud participates regularly in international projects. Some examples:
Study on access to comprehensive financial guidance for consumers (2016, in progress)
Led by the Observatoire de l’ Epargne Européenne (OEE) in partnership with:
- the Personal Finance Research Centre (University of Bristol –United Kingdom)
- The institute for financial services e.V. (Germany)
- the National Institute for Family Finance Information (The Netherlands)
- RMIT University (Autralia)
Reference budgets for social inclusion (2008-2009 and 2014-2015)
The transnational project ‘Standard Budgets’ aimed to develop and strengthen the instruments that are needed to (better) use Reference Budgets. The project was supported by the EU-Commission under its PROGRESS programme and run from January 2008 until December 2009.
Under the project, reference budgets were developed budgets in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland and Germany. For more information: referencebudgets.eu
The European funded Abaco-project aimed to perform a strategy to face the problem of lack of financial education for vulnerable adults and migrants in South Europe. Target of the project was vulnerable people. The project had a direct impact on their lives since it helped them to make better financial provision for unforeseen situations, invest wisely, and avoid the pitfalls of payment fraud.
The project strived to adapt methodologies and contents developed by Nibud in order to make them usable by partner organizations in their national contexts (Italy, Spain Portugal and Greece).
Nibud is a member of some international networks.
International Network on Financial Education (INFE)
Nibud is an ‘affiliate member’ of the International Network on Financial Education (INFE). More than 170 organisations (NGO’s) from 86 countries take part in this OECD-network. Its goal is to promote and facilitate international cooperation between policy makers and other stakeholders in the area of financial education.
European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN)
ECDN brings together a broad range of actors in the fight against and prevention of over-indebtedness and promoting financial inclusion, who are active in:
- Debt advice/debt regulation
- Financial literacy programmes and projects
- Development and provision of adequate financial services for excluded people
- Research on over-indebtedness and financial inxclusion
The network provides different platforms for information exchange and effective interaction on legal, economic and social matters in the field of consumer debt and of financial resilience.
Nibud is associate member of Finance Watch. Finance Watch is a European NGO founded in reaction to the last financial crisis, when policymakers realised that there was no counter-power to the lobby of finance.
We are an organisation of non-profit members from Europe and beyond. Our strength is our team, partly composed of ex-finance professionals which allows us to challenge the financial lobby’s fallacious technical arguments. We defend the public interest in the making of financial regulations.
Our members include organisations and expert individuals from a dozen different countries. They meet regularly to coordinate actions on financial reform.
In late 2017, we introduced a new category of Associate Members: civil society organizations and expert individuals who work with us to make finance serve society but, unlike Full Members, do not take part in the governance of the association.