The course has been divided into three sessions of one hour each, and basic economic and financial concepts have been explained. It has been given in the schools Sagrada Familia and Rosario Moreno, in the city of Malaga.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, is one of the first financial education programmes launched in Spain. It currently collaborates with over twenty universities, institutions and business organizations, and it aims at enhancing the financial literacy of citizens.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized the II Course on Financial Education for 4th year students of secondary education (Educación Secundaria Obligatoria, ESO), so as to promote an easy to understand financial education, based on daily life elements, to provide students with the skills required to use them.
The course has been divided into three sessions of one hour each, where basic economic and financial concepts have been explained. It has been given in the schools Sagrada Familia and Rosario Moreno, in the city of Malaga.
The sessions have covered the main concepts of the financial products and services which are most popular among young people, as well as the family budget and basic economic and financial indicators, analyzing the tools that are required to make decisions on those topics. Students have taken a test on general financial knowledge before and after the course, to assess their level.
As in the rest of the Edufinet activities, the goal is to provide the students with a clear view of the world of finance, putting the stress on the different products that they use or that they may use. In summary, it intends to raise awareness on the importance of acquiring a certain level of knowledge to face the challenges that citizens may encounter.
Edufinet Project, more than ten years of work
More than ten years vouch for the work of the Edufinet Project, operative, through an Internet portal aimed at the general public, since the end of 2007, although its development began in 2005. Edufinet has a working team of over 80 people and currently, it collaborates with more than ten institutions and business organizations and 14 universities.
Since it was created, it has brought the world of finance closer to over 127,600 people -89,000 of them, young people-, which have directly participated in workshops and seminars.
All of the above has made Unicaja, one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this type, to be one of the most active agents in this field. This work has been recognized with several awards.
Edufinet promotes workshops and lectures at universities, summer courses or participation in international projects. It also fosters several publications, such as the ‘Financial Guide’ or the ‘Financial Guide for business owners and entrepreneurs’.
Regarding the website www.edufinet.com, which offers systemic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required to get the most of the contents, it has registered more than seven million visits, with consultations and access from nearly 180 countries.
The Edufinet Project has other two specific portals: the first one, addressed to businessmen and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp), and the second one, on financial education for young people (Edufinext).