In particular, Edufinet has started in Cordoba its 10th Conferences on Financial Education for Young People, which intend to reach 20,000 students from Andalusia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Madrid, Ceuta and Melilla.
The Project has also organized a new workshop at the University of Cordoba (UCO) to promote entrepreneurship, providing students with skills and knowledge to launch their business initiatives.
The Edufinet Project, fostered by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, organizes in Cordoba activities for different groups, such as Secondary Education and Baccalaureate students or university students. The goal of these activities is to enhance financial literacy and to promote entrepreneurship.
In particular, Edufinet has started in Cordoba its 10th Conferences on Financial Education for Young People. As in the previous editions, the goal of this activity is to provide Secondary and Baccalaureate students with a clear view of the world of economics and finance.
These conferences, to be held during the school year 2018-2019, intend to reach 20,000 students from Andalusia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Madrid, Ceuta and Melilla. However, invitations to participate have been sent to over 45,000 students.
The 10th Conferences on Financial Education for Young People intend to promote financial literacy, focusing on daily elements, with the purpose of teaching Secondary and Baccalaureate high school students the appropriate skills for their day-to-day use.
In sum, the aim is to continue teaching the basic aspects of economics and finance, paying special attention to the financial products and services that students use or will use throughout their life.
The workshops given in high schools are very practical, adapted to the needs of young people. In general, they cover basic economic indicators and the most usual products and services (notions on fixed income and securities, mutual funds, public pension system or loans, for instance).
The students attending the 10th Conferences on Financial Education for Young People can show what they have learnt at the school competition Financial Olympics, which is also celebrating its tenth edition.
Workshop at the University of Cordoba
The Edufinet Project has also organized one more year a workshop at the University of Córdoba (UCO), with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship. Fifty students from this institution have received training on the skills and knowledge required to launch a business initiatives.
The goal of the fourth edition of the ‘Course on business plan’ is to teach the potential entrepreneurs those basic aspects related to financing for projects, as well as the different legal forms of companies, among other topics, so that they have the necessary skills required for this activity.
In particular, the workshop, held at the Law, Business and Economic Science Faculty of the UCO, one of the universities which collaborates with the Edufinet Projecct, has covered in two sessions the economic and financial plan of a business and also the legal plan.
The students have received information on the general aspects of entrepreneurship, as well as on the criteria to choose the most appropriate legal form for a company, how to get financing, how to prepare the corporate bylaws or regulatory news, among other practical topics.
With regard to the economic and financial business plan, this course has focused on the plan preparation and study, covering topics such as the required initial investment, the forecast of the profit and loss account, balance sheet or profitability ratios, as well as on topics related to financing.
The Edufinet Project launched in 2007 its Internet portal, fostered by Unicaja and 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 trajectory, 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 to financial education for young people (Edufinext) and one addressed to business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp).