In its third edition, the lecture has been attended by twenty Baccalaurate students and topics such as the financial system or variable income products have been explained in a mainly practical manner.
Edufinet Project is one of the first financial education programmes launched in Spain. It currently collaborates with 14 universities and with more than ten business institutions and organizations, and it has received several awards.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, collaborates one more year with the ‘GuíaMe’ programme of the University of Málaga (UMA), aimed at gifted pre-university students. These students have attended a lecture on the products and services that they use or will use in the coming years.
This training activity, which was organized at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Malaga, has been developed within the framework of the collaboration agreement that the Edufinet Project has with the UMA for the promotion of financial education programmes among the citizens, and, in this case, among young students.
In particular, this recent lecture, which has reached its third edition, has been attended by twenty gifted Baccalaurate students, and it has dealt with several topics related to the financial system.
The activity has addressed topics such as variable income products, profitability and risks of shares or their valuation and operation. All of these topics have been explained in a practical manner through a simulation, where the students have been able to participate. As a complement to these contents, the students have also received specific training on financial calculations.
This way, the project intends to enhance transparence, security and responsibility in the development of the relationships between citizens and financial intermediaries, leading, therefore, to higher market efficiency.
GuíaMe-AC-UMA is an enrichment programme based on workshops covering all the knowledge fields and developed by researchers and PhDs lecturers of the UMA, aimed at high-school pre-university students identified as gifted.
Edufinet Project, an award-winning initiative
The financial education project Edufinet, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, collaborates with more than twenty institutions and business organizations, as well as universities. It is an award-winning project pioneering in Spain.
Edufinet was launched in late 2007, even if its development began in 2005, within Unicaja. Since its launch, over 127,600 people have participated directly in workshops or seminars, of which more than 89,000 are young people. The website www.edufinet.com has registered more than 7.6 million visits, with consultations and access from almost 180 countries.
This Internet portal offers systemic and practical information, in a question-answer format, where no previous knowledge is required. Additionally, two portals with specific contents were created: one aimed at business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp) and one aimed at young people (Edufinext).
Publications about finances are other of the Edufinet Project main pillars, such as the “Financial Guide” and the “Financial Guide for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs”. The project fosters as well several activities, such as summer courses, participation in international initiatives and the Conference ‘Financial Education for Young People’.