The aim of this workshop responds to the goal of teaching entrepreneurs the basic features and products of the financial world, and especially knowledge related to funding to start their business initiatives.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Fundación Unicaja and Unicaja Banco, is one of the first financial education programmes in Spain. In its nearly 15 years of history, its work has received several awards. It currently collaborates with over twenty universities and business institutions and organizations.
Unicaja, through the Edufinet Project, and in collaboration with the Instituto Municipal para la Formación y el Empleo (Municipal Institute for Training and Employment, IMFE) of Malaga City Council, has given a workshop aimed at entrepreneurs to inform them on the main financing alternatives that banks offer to businesses to launch business projects.
The aim of this workshop responds to the goal of teaching entrepreneurs the main keys of the financial world, as well as basic skills to assess and choose the most suitable product for the company at any time.
Among the topics covered in the workshop, the Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has focused on loans for entrepreneurs, financing according to the company’s life cycle (short and long-term), own and third-party funds or public and private subsidies.
The aspects which are most valued by financial institutions have also been analyzed and emphasis has been placed on the need to have knowledge on accounting and finances to perform in a business environment.
The Edufinet Project is one of the first financial education programmes in Spain. In its nearly 15 years of history, its work has received several awards. It currently collaborates with over twenty universities and business institutions and organizations.
IMFE, belonging to Malaga City Council, provides information and advice on employment and self-employment promotion. Through its Business Unit, it acts as a reference center to boost, support and provide guidance to entrepreneurs who decide to start a business project, and it is responsible for channeling the different aids to entrepreneurship.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering financial education initiative
The Edufinet Project has been working, through an Internet portal aimed at the general public, since the end of 2007, fostered by Unicaja, with the collaboration of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) and of the University of Malaga (UMA), although its development began in 2005.
During its trajectory, it has received several awards and more than 127,600 people have participated in the different conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars developed, of which 89,000 have attended the Conferences on Financial Education for Young People.
Edufinet promotes as well workshops and conferences at universities, summer courses or participation in international projects. It also fosters several publications, such as the ‘Financial Guide’ or the ‘Financial Guide for business owners and entrepreneurs’.
Regarding 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 registered so far more than 7.6 million visits, with consultations and access from nearly 180 countries.
The Edufinet Project has other two specific portals: the first one, addressed to businessmen and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp), and the second one, on financial education for young people (Edufinext).