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Founder and director of INEV and Economic Olympiad, Martina Bacíková, is presenting new podcast. Podcast consists of interviews with interesting and inspirational people, who talk about their lifes and work, share experiences and react to current issues in society. In the newest episode the guest is Mojmír Hampl, Czech economist and ex-governor of the Czech National Bank. You can listen to the podcast at Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud.
Dáda was in her third year of study at high school, when she accidentaly got the information about the Economics Olympics. She had texted to the organisational team and found out, that the competition had already been started for another students of her school. At the last moment she managed to attend the school round of the competiton, but because of lack of the time for preparation, she didn´t get into next rounds. She decided to change it next year.
She read all of the recommended literature. She spent many hours by studying and soon after that she noticed great contribution of her self-study and consultations with her teachers. Lectures of economics became more interesting for her. She started to make connections between all of the information and knowledges and it also helped her at the Seminar of economics brains – competition at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of the Masaryk University.
The year of hard work was really worthy. She represented her school at the regional round of the Economics Olympics and she won the third place. She also won the Seminar of economics brains and she was accepted for study at the Faculty of Economics and Administration without entrance exam.
When she decided to study Finance at the Masaryk University, she found out, that INEV is looking for the intern. She was selected for the internship, thanks to her hard work and enthusiasm for the economy. In additon to this, she became part of the prestigious Investors´Club and she is the youngest member of the organisational team of the Club.
What Dáda says about her work at INEV?
„I had no idea, I would have so many opportunities. I have a responsibility for many projects and great practice during my studies. I became part of INEV very quickly and I was able to learn many things and get knowledges also in fields I didn´t know before and were something new for me. We have a great team and I am glad, that I can be a part of the organisational team of the Economics Olympics – the competition, which was very important in my life and changed many things.”
We are very pleased, that INEV and the Economics Olympics are helping students to stand out in a crowd. Students are developing their focuse, independence and personality, because they decide to spend time and voluntary education, financial literacy and improving general overview.
Please support us and help us to move forward more talented students of high schools. Together we will form active young generation, which will positively affect the Czech Republic and maybe the whole world. Motivate them. Support them. It´s worth it!
Now you can support us! INEV is increasing economic education level and financial literacy in the Czech Republic. We are connecting students, companies and schools and create the motivation for studying economic principles.
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To introduce you our new Analytical team, we decided to ask a few questions one of the founding members – Pavel Králík!
1. Why have you found Analytical team INEV?
We want to use our knowledge which we get thanks to studies at the Economics Olympics and use it for some good purpose – for example publishing interesting articles about actual facts.
2. Who is part of the team?
3. What are you writing about and where can we find your articles?
We are expressing opinions about actual facts within general and economics topics. Meanwhile our articles have been published at Roklen24, Forum24 and we are prepairing cooperation with Estate magazine.
Vysočina region was not missed and high school students were also tested there within the Economics Olympics. Interview gave us two students – Nikola from Střední škola TRIVIS Jihlava and Pavel from Gymnázium Havlíčkův Brod.
First of all we are interested in students´ feelings and impressions about the test in regional round. Nikola and Pavel agree that the test was difficult. Nikola mentioned that the atmosphere of regional round was great and Pavel liked the test, although it was difficult.
During the enrollment into the Economics Olympics Nikola followed motto “Nothing lost for trying”, so she registered.
“It is broadening one´s outlook about financial literacy, during the competition students get many new information” That is how student Nikola commented the Economics Olympics.
Pavel stated, that he did not prepare particularly, while Nikola said:”I was reading reccommended literature, also some of my school notes and I searched for new information on the internet.”
“Generally the Economics Olympics was interesting for me, so I registered and today I can confirm it´s interestingness.” Pavel shares similar opinion about an importance of the Economics Olympics as Nikola does. He mentions, that it proves financial literacy, which is very important in daily life. We wish good luck to Nikola and Pavel, not just in the Economics Olympics!
7.3.2020 was placed the first meeting of the Economic Society formed by previous TOP participants of the Economics Olympics.
The main guest was Ing. Pavel Potužák, Ph.D., Chairman of the Administrative Board of INEV, the main author of questions for the Economics Olympics, lecturer on VŠE
The lecture of Mr. Potužák had name “Foreign exchange liabilities: Day after”. Then the discussion about given topics was placed and it was followed by second, unofficial part, when the guest joined students and they had an opportunity to ask questions they were interested in. If you would like to join us on on following meetings, please register here. We will inform you about out future meetings which would be placed.
Martina Bacíková leads INEV and sets its long-term strategy. She orchestrates project development, oversees the course of the Economics Olympiad, and steers other INEV initiatives. She is also the organization's main media contact.
Before establishing INEV, Martina worked as the chairwoman of Students for Liberty CZ. She is a co-founder of the start-up Dáme Zkoušku and worked as economic journalist and moderator in Roklen24 and Forum24. During her time with the financial group Roklem Fin, she gained experience as project manager in equity and forex trading. She enjoys reading and acquiring new skills and alternative attitudes.
Martina also loves spending time in nature and participating in athletics.
Mojmír Hampl provides personal input and expert guidance for the Economics Olympiad. He is one of the founding members of the INEV Board.
Pavel Potužák verifies the accuracy of the Economics Olympiad. The questions for the EO are created under his expert leadership. He is one of the founding members of the INEV Board.E-mail: [email protected]
Miroslav Svoboda is a professional and methodical coordinator of the training courses in INEV. He is a significant promotor of educating the economic style of thinking. He works as a vice-rector of English – american university in Prague.E-mail: [email protected]
Tomáš Nikodym is responsible for grants. His task is to search for new financing possibilities and the subsequent preparation of grant requests.
Apart from grants, he invests time into his own research, especially in the area of economic history and the history of economic thought. Tomáš is also a lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague.
Kristýna Kocmanová studies Finance and Law at Masaryk University. In the past she gained a lot of experience in Worthing (UK) or in an Accounting firm. She likes to travel or do sports.E-mail: [email protected]
Michaela Tóthová studies a combination of Public Administration and French for commerce.
Most of her time takes up school, Economics Olympiad or teaching foreign languages. In her free time, she likes to travel.
Dagmar graduated from the Economic Lyceum in Pilsen, now she is studying Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Administration in Brno.
She is also a member of the Investors' Club in Brno and also participates in the preparation of a correspondence competition for secondary schools - Seminar of Economic Brains.
Karolína Balatková studies Finance and Law at the Faculty of Economics and Administration. Thanks to many activities she was placed in the competition of high school students in TOP 65 of most active high school students in the Czech Republic. During her studies at Economic Lyceum she pursued High school professional activity or Prezentiáda competition.
Karolína spends most of her free time on studies and also tutoring high school students. She likes to meet with her friends in Brno´s cafés.
Vilém Branda studies Journalism and European Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University. He likes to do everything related to video and sound in school. He is learning French and Polish and likes travelling.E-mail: [email protected]
Klára Staníková is teacher at primary and high elite international school in Prague. She had an opportunity to be a part of teaching team in Czech schools in Canada and England.
Klára is very interested in history, reading and current affairs in society. She had visited many countries, travelling is her passion. In her free time she is doing yoga and reaching mountaintops in the Czech Republic and also abroad.
"The first year of the unique project Economics Olympiad for high school students was for me, personally, encouragement, warning and adventure in the same time. Encouragement because so many talented students and their amazing teachers got involved in completely volunteer learning mysteries of the economic science. Warning because the results has shown how much we need to work on financial and economic education at our high schools, so that the economic myths around us will wane. Adventure because it was for the first time and it was successful. I am looking forward to next years!"
"We appreciate especially the approach of the Economics Olympiad that evaluates not only knowledge of students but at the first place the ability to think."
"Economics Olympiad was definitely missed by students and it deserves to become so common at high schools as e.g. Olympiad in Mathematics. I am really happy to have participated in the first year of the EO because I have finally excelled in what I truly like and I confirmed to myself that I can aim higher in this field."
"Economic literacy is inherent part of the complex education of these days. Without regards to professions and specialization, everybody should have solid basics in economics enabling responsible personal financial management. The knowledge of macroeconomic principles and realms is important for ability to decide reasonably in political elections. The Economics Olympiad plays significant role in building the civic society. Its results point out at the questionable preparation of the high school students. Isn't that paradox when economic fields are the most popular fields to study in Czech universities?"
"The Economic Club of INEV helped me to find my interest in macroeconomics. I appreciate especially the possibility to meet various important people who I could talk with about anything what came to my mind."
"Economics Olympiad is a unique competition that fosters students with interests in economics and finance. For students, it is great way how to informally get to know people from the business. For employers, it is extraordinary channel how to introduce themselves to future motivated analysts, economists and IT experts. For me personally, the EO meant a bridge into a fellowship and subsequently a job in one financial institution."
"I do not usually evaluate competitions with such enthusiasm as in the case of the Economics Olympiad. The way of asking questions and their topics finally give us advice on how we should teach our students economics, what they need for their future students' life and it moves us forward in our knowledge. We are looking forward to measuring of our skills and knowledge in the next year of the EO!"
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