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Unicaja starts in Malaga and Almeria its Conferences on Financial Education for Young People, expecting to reach 20,000 participants

The cities of Malaga and Almeria hosted today the first workshops of the X Conferences on Financial Education for Young People, organized by Edufinet, a project promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja to provide Secondary and Baccalaureate students with a clear view of the economic and financial world.

14 OCT 2018

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The first sessions of this new edition took place in the center winner of the latest Financial Olympics, the high school IES Alhamilla in Almeria and also in IES Huelin in Malaga. With the incorporation of high schools from Madrid and Zamora, the organizers expect to achieve a participation of 20,000 students during this school year 2018-2019.

 

Invitations to participate have been extended to more than 45,000 students from nearly 1,200 educational centers in Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Ceuta, Melilla and Madrid. This new edition intends to continue teaching the basic aspects of economics and finances, paying special attention to the financial products and services that students use or will use throughout their life.

 

The cities of Malaga and Almeria hosted today the first workshops of the X Conferences on Financial Education for Young People, organized by Edufinet, a project promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja to provide Secondary and Baccalaureate students with a clear view of the economic and financial world.

 

The first sessions of this new edition took place in the center winner of the latest Financial Olympics, the high school IES Alhamilla in Almeria and also in IES Huelin in Malaga. With the incorporation of high schools from Madrid and Zamora, the organizers expect to achieve a participation of 20,000 students during this school year 2018-2019.

 

Invitations to participate have been extended to more than 45,000 students from nearly 1,200 educational centers in Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Ceuta, and Melilla. This new edition intends to continue teaching the basic aspects of economics and finances, paying special attention to the financial products and services that students use or will use throughout their life.

 

In sum, the goal of the tenth edition of these conferences of the Edufinet Project, linked to the X Financial Olympics, is to promote financial literacy, focused on daily elements, with the purpose of teaching the young high school students the appropriate skills for their day-to-day use.

 

Practical workshops are delivered in high schools, adapted to the needs of young people and addressing the main concepts of those financial products and services which are best known as well as basic economic indicators or notions on fixed income and securities, mutual funds, public pension system or loans. All of the previous, analyzing the tools required in decision-making and considering the consequences that those decisions may involve.

                                                                                             

More than 18,300 students from some 270 high schools in Andalusia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Ceuta and Melilla took part in the past edition of the Conferences ‘Financial Education for Young People’, and around 340 workshops were delivered.

 

Eleven years of history of the award-winning Edufinet Project

 

The Edufinet Project launched at the end of 2007 its Internet portal, fostered by Unicaja, with the collaboration of the International University of Andalusia (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, UNIA) and the University of Malaga (UMA).

 

However, the development of the project started in 2005 within Unicaja, and it became one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind. It currently collaborates with 14 universities and over ten institutions and business organizations.

 

During its eleven years of public trajectory, Edufinet has received several awards and more than 127,600 people have participated in the different conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars developed, of which 89,000 have attended the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People. The website www.edufinet.com has registered so far more than 7.6 million visits, with access from nearly 180 countries.

 

Edufinet offers two additional specific Internet portals: one aimed at business owners and entrerpreneurs (Edufiemp) and one aimed at financial education for young people (Edufinext).

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