The workshop, organized at the Unicaja Center for Financial Education, has been attended by thirty students and has focused on basic economic and financial concepts, so as to allow the students to act autonomously in those areas.
Edufinet, a pioneering programme in Spain which has received several awards during its nearly 15 years of trajectory, collaborates with 14 universities and more than ten business institutions and organizations.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized, in collaboration with the agency Venga Travel, a workshop on economic concepts and indicators and financial products, given in English to a group of young students from Denmark.
The workshop, organized at the Unicaja Center for Financial Education, has been attended by thirty students and has focused on basic economic and financial concepts, with the goal of allowing the students to act autonomously in those areas, and covering topics such as the stock market, investment funds, deposits, simple and compound interest, exchange rates, payment methods or the family budget, always in a practical and interactive manner.
The contents have been presented by questions made to the students, before and after receiving an explanation about each concept. The students have answered anonymously to the questions, using interactive controls which allowed them to see, in real time, if their answer was right or not.
The fact that this workshop has been given in English reflects the Edufinet Project’s interest in expanding its target audience and in adapting to the educational needs of each group, using all the tools that it has at its reach, in its job to bring the financial education closer to the citizens.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering initiative
The Edufinet Project launched in 2007 its Internet portal for the general public, although its development began in 2005. In addition to more than ten business organizations and institutions, 14 universities participate in this project, which has made Unicaja, one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this type, to be one of the most active agents in this area. This work has been recognized with several awards.
Since then, more than 146,600 people have participated in the different conferences, workshops and lectures developed by Edufinet, of which 108,000 have participated through the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People.
The website www.edufinet.com, which offers systematic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required, has received so far more than 7.8 million visits, with access from 180 countries.
Edufinet offers two additional specific portals: one on financial education for young people (Edufinext) and another one addressed to businessmen and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp).