Schools from Andalusia, Castilla La-Mancha, Castilla y León, Melilla and Madrid have participated in this tenth edition. New features this year have included the incorporation of Madrid to the initiative, lectures given in French and the organization of a workshop with an innovative format encouraging the participation of students, with explained through questions and answers.
The X Financial Olympics, a competition to show the knowledge acquired, is to start now. This year, the first part of this competition has been carried out online, through a practical case proposed in a platform with a videogame format.
The Edufinet Project, an award-winning pioneering project in Spain, with nearly 15 years of trajectory, collaborates with 14 universities and over ten institutions and business organizations.
Over 19,000 high school students, from nearly 300 centres of various Spanish provinces have participated during this school year in the X Conference ‘Financial Education for Young People’, organized by the Edufinet Project, the programme promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja to provide students with a clear view of the financial world. More than 108,000 students have participated in this initiative since it was first launched.
This tenth edition, which started in October and which ends now, has been attended by 19,100 students, nearly 750 more than the previous year. In particular, 360 lectures have been organized, in 276 educational centres in Andalusia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid and Melilla.
New features this year have included the incorporation of Madrid to the initiative, lectures given in French and the organization of a workshop with an innovative format encouraging the participation of students, with explained through questions and answers.
The goal of the tenth edition of the lectures of the Edufinet Project has been to promote an easy to understand financial education, focused on everyday elements, to provide high school students with the skills required for their daily use.
Videogame format for the Financial Olympics
The X Financial Olympics, a competition where the participants in the Conference on Financial Education for Young People can show the knowledge acquired, is to start now and will be open until 24 May. This year, the first part of this competition has been carried out online, through a practical case proposed in a platform with a videogame format. The participants had to make decisions based on the information that they had and on changing economic and personal circumstances. The last edition saw the participation of 206 teams, made up by more than 770 students from 75 schools.
The Edufinet Project is operative, through an Internet portal aimed at the general public since the end of 2007, although its development started in 2005. In addition to more than ten institutions and business organizations, 14 universities participate in this programme. All of the previous have made Unicaja -one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind- to be one of the most active agents in this field. This work has been recognized with several awards.
Since then, more than 146,600 people have participated in the different conferences, workshops and conferences organized by Edufinet, of which more than 108,000 have attended the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People.
With regard to the website www.edufinet.com, which offers systemic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required, it has received more than 7.8 million visits, with consults and access from around 180 countries.
Edufinet offers two other portals with specific contents: one on financial education for young people (Edufinext) and another one business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp).