In the workshops, the collaborators and beneficiaries of the said organization have learnt, from a practical point of view, the main features of savings and loan financial products. They have also acquired a series of basic skills to act autonomously when carrying out certain financial transactions.
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.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has given a training course in Malaga to the members of the association Así es Colombia, which works to promote the cultural exchange and cooperation between Spain and Colombia. The aim of the workshop has been to teach the participants key concepts of the world of finance.
The Edufinet Project, which had collaborated before with the non-profit organization, has given a global and practical view of the main savings and loan products of the Spanish financial system, focusing on deposits and pension plans and in the different kinds of credits.
During the session, the importance of financial education in the training and development of the citizens has been remarked, as it will help them to face the challenges of daily life. The purpose and goals of the Edufinet Project have also been presented.
In summary, with the workshop, the members of the association have acquired a series of basic skills and practical competencies about the financial system, which will allow them to act autonomously when carrying out certain financial transactions.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering financial education initiative
More than ten years vouch for the work of the Edufinet Project, whose dissemination work has been recognized with several awards. A pioneering initiative in Spain, it currently collaborates with more than twenty business institutions and organizations, as well as with Spanish universities and one from Portugal.
Edufinet was launched at the end of 2007, although its development began in 2005 within Unicaja. 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. The website www.edufinet.com, has registered more than seven million visits, with consultations and access from nearly 180 countries.
The basic pillar on which the Edufinet Project stands is its online financial education portal, which features systematic and practical information, in a question-answer format. Additionally, two other specific portals were created: the first one, addressed to business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp), and the second one, for young people (Edufinext).
Publications on finance are other of the pillars of the Edufinet Project, such as the Financial Guide and the Financial Guide for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. It also promotes different activities, such as summer course, participation in international projects, and the lectures Financial Education for Young People.