In this training session, held at the Unicaja Center for Financial Education, under the title ‘Financial Education and Entrepreneurship’, students have received basic information about the legal form of companies and about financial decision-making.
The Edufinet Project, which currently collaborates with more than twenty universities, institutions and business organizations, is a financial education project pioneering Spain. Its work to improve literacy on this subject has been rewarded with several awards.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has given a session on financial education and entrepreneurship within the framework of the V Entrepreneurship Workshop, organized by the Department of Economics and Business Management of the University of Malaga (UMA) and the School of Industrial Engineering.
This activity is aimed at university students, and it intends to bring them closer to entrepreneurship through the experience of experts and professionals of this sector. From an academic point of view, it aims at providing the students with key knowledge on entrepreneurship, business initiatives and decision-making in this area. Also, the workshop supplements the teaching programme from a highly practical point of view.
In this training session given by Edufinet, held at the Unicaja Center for Financial Education, under the title ‘Financial Education and Entrepreneurship’, students have received basic information about the legal form of companies and about financial decision-making.
The Edufinet Project intends to enhance transparency, security and responsibility in the development of the relations between citizens and financial intermediaries, thus leading to improved market efficiency, through an increased knowledge of the tools needed to operate in them.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering initiative
The Edufinet Project launched in 2007 its Internet portal, promoted by Unicaja, with the collaboration of the Andalusia International University (Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, UNIA) and of 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, it 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, linked to the Financial Olympics. 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 financial education for young people (Edufinext) and one for business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp).