In 2004, the National Bank of Serbia, as a modern national and European institution, launched exhibition and educational activities aimed at raising public awareness of the role the central bank plays in society.
The Visitor Centre of the National Bank of Serbia was formed as an educational and exhibition centre which features a standing museum exhibition, periodical exhibitions, and supporting educational and interactive activities.
The programmes intended for public viewing are displayed in two buildings of the National Bank of Serbia located in: 12 Kralja Petra St. and 17 Nemanjina St.
Implementing the National Bank’s policy of openness to the public, the Centre has become an important venue for extra-curricular learning, combining financial, cultural and historical education, of the young in particular.
In addition to Belgrade, these activities are also performed in other towns in Serbia.
The National Bank of Serbia received the recognition in Amsterdam, on 2 April 2012, for its contribution to the financial education of children and youth.
At the first convening of CYFI’s (Child and Youth Finance International) Child and Youth Summit in Amsterdam in 2012, representatives of the National Bank of Serbia were presented the award for outstanding contribution of the National Bank of Serbia and the visionary and innovative approach it applies in the financial education of youth in its country (Country Award).
On 18 May 2007, the International Museum Day, the Visitor Centre won the annual Project of the Year award of the National Committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Explaining its decision, the Committee stated: “The Visitor Centre with its activities is a unique museum project in our country, setting an example to be followed by other important state institutions. For this reason, the Committee has decided to present it with the Project of the Year award.”