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ECIE joins Unicaja's Edufinet Project and signs an agreement to promote financial education among business owners and entrepreneurs

The European Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE) has joined the Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja. Both institutions have entered into an agreement to collaborate in the promotion of financial education among business owners and entrepreneurs.

12 MAR 2019

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In particular, the ECIE, a pioneering institution in Spain dedicated to the promotion of an innovation and entrepreneurship culture, joins the Edufiemp Project, through which Edufinet develops financial education activities for business owners and entrepreneurs.

 

Having previously collaborated with Edufinet, ECIE aims at detecting social entrepreneurship opportunities from the collaborative work of groups of interest wishing to promote an entrepreneurship culture among the society.

 

The European Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE) has joined the Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja. Both institutions have entered into an agreement to collaborate in the promotion of financial education and of entrepreneurship culture.

 

In particular, the ECIE, a pioneering association in Spain dedicated to the promotion of an innovation and entrepreneurship culture, joins the Edufiemp Project, launched by Edufinet to develop financial education activities for business owners and entrepreneurs.

 

This protocol has been signed by the Director of Edufinet Project and Unicaja Banco’s General Director of General and Technical Secretariat, José M. Domínguez; by the General Manager of Fundación Unicaja, Sergio Corral, and by ECIE, by Andrés Ángel González, Coordinator of European Projects on Young Entrepreneurship.

 

Having previously collaborated with Edufinet, ECIE aims at detecting social entrepreneurship opportunities from the collaborative work of groups of interest wishing to promote an entrepreneurship culture among the society.

 

ECIE intends to promote young employment through social entrepreneurship, fostering education on those topics and detecting opportunities through the knowledge of the needs, goals and mechanisms of the centers’ backgrounds, thus translating social value into economic value.

 

It has three strategic lines of action: the generation of a virtual environment of co-creation, adding value for the promotion of business ideas from a social dimension; training and advice to young people for the detection of entrepreneurship opportunities that improve their environments, and research based on scientific and scholar precision, organizing international teams.

 

Collaboration

 

The actions developed so far by Edufinet and ECIE include a roundtable session called ‘Connection of the educational system and the business world: the need to promote an entrepreneurship culture’, with the participation of representatives of Malaga institutions, businesses and academics.

 

This meeting analyzed the causes of young unemployment and the role of the different educational systems to face this problem. The studies and skills required to facilitate employability were identified, and a comparative analysis of the rates of entrepreneurship among different European countries was made. Additionally, the participants defined strategies to promote entrepreneurship as an alternative to young unemployment and to boost the economic and social progress.

 

Within the framework of this collaboration, the Edufinet Project has also participated in Budapest (Hungary) in an international school forum¸ organized by ECIE with the goal of improving cooperation between schools, sharing methodologies, experiences and ideas and boosting social entrepreneurship projects.

 

ECIE y Proyecto Edufinet

 

ECIE is an association promoted by the high school IES Playamar of Torremolinos (Malaga) through the Erasmus+ project and integrated by a network of European public educational centres and other agents concerned by young unemployment.

 

The Edufinet Project aims at improving the financial literacy of citizens. It has been operative, through an Internet portal for the general public, since 2007, although its development began in 2005.

 

More than ten business organizations and institutions and 14 universities collaborate with Edufinet. All of that has made Unicaja to be one of the first institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind, a job recognized by several awards.

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