Unicaja Banco continues expressing its commitment to Castilla y León through its contribution to the economic development, the generation of wealth and employment.
Fundación Bancaria Unicaja, holder of 49.7% of the share capital of Unicaja Banco, shows its interest in joining forces with Fundación Caja Duero to promote social and cultural activities, especially in the area of financial education.
Fundación Bancaria Unicaja, Unicaja Banco and Fundación Caja Duero have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of the activities organized within the Edufinet Project in Castilla y León. Edufinet, which started in 2005, was conceived with the goal of improving the financial literacy of citizens, following the recommendations set by the OECD and by several national and international bodies.
The Edufinet Project revolves around three axes: the Internet portal on general financial education (www.edufinet.com), with its two sub-portals for young people (Edufinext) and for business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp); the publication of works related to the economy and finances; and the ongoing training actions, both online and onsite.
With the agreement entered into, Fundación Caja Duero will host the Edufinet Project in Castilla y León and will collaborate in the extension of the activities related to training on economics and finances, such as lectures, congresses, meetings, seminars, workshops and courses.
The agreement has been signed by the Chairman of Fundación Caja Duero, José María de la Vega; by the General Manager of Fundación Bancaria Unicaja, Sergio Corral; and by the Head of the Edufinet Project and General Director of General and Technical Secretariat at Unicaja Banco, José M. Domínguez.
Fundación Bancaria Unicaja holds 49.7% of the share capital of Unicaja Banco, institution into which EspañaDuero integrated in September 2018. Its main goal is to promote and develop social, charitable, educational and cultural works, what includes financial education for the citizens in general and for specific groups.
Unicaja Banco, as a leading financial institution in Andalusia and Castilla y León, continues with its commitment to contribute, through its activities, to the economic development, the generation of wealth and employment, and to the improvement of the social welfare of the areas where it operates. Furthermore, in the exercise of its Corporate Social Responsibility, it seeks to boost social, cultural and educational activities, as well as to collaborate with institutions or entities with the same goals.
Fundación Caja Duero started its activities in 2005 within the former Caja Duero. During this school year, 200 students –children and adults- receive drawing and painting lessons given at the historical building of Escuela de San Eloy. It also safeguards and manages the museum Casa Museo Zacarías González, which gathers the extensive picture works of this late prestigious artist from Salamanca.
In its 14 years of existence, Fundación Caja Duero has also developed a wide range of activities within art, music, new technologies, social studies and debate forums.
The activities of Fundación Caja Duero have the economic support of Unicaja Banco, expressed in an agreement stating its commitment to the social and cultural areas of this institution with a foundational nature.
The Edufinet Project was launched in 2007, although its development began in 2005 within Unicaja. It collaborates with 14 universities -including those of Salamanca, Leon and Burgos- and with more than ten business organizations and institutions. It is one of the financial education projects pioneering in Spain, and in its nearly 15 years of trajectory, it has received several awards.
More than 146,600 people have participated so far in the different conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars developed, of which 108,000 have attended the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People. The website www.edufinet.com has received 8 million visits, with consults and access from 180 countries.
All of the previous has made Edufinet to be one of the pioneering financial education projects in Spain, a work recognized with several awards.