More than twenty university students from different nationalities and who are studying in Malaga have learnt about basic concepts of the financial system in a practical way, and they have also discussed about some of the main topics of the current economic situation.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, is a pioneering programme in Spain with nearly 15 years of trajectory. It currently collaborates with 14 universities and with more than ten institutions and business organizations.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized for the first time, in collaboration with the association Erasmus Student Network (ESN), a talk to analyze the current economic and financial situation..
More than ten university students from different nationalities and who are studying in Malaga have learnt about basic concepts of the financial system in a practical way, and they have also discussed about some of the main topics of the current economic situation.
In particular, the participants have discussed and analyzed some of the most topical issues of the economy and finances, such as the economic impact of Brexit, cryptocurrencies and how they work, the current situation of the real estate sector or the pension system and its future.
The ESN association (www.esn.org) is a European students’ association whose goal is to collaborate to the development of mobility programmes, creating a large network that facilitates the social and personal integration of these students.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering initiative
The Edufinet Project has been operative, through an Internet portal aimed at the general public, since the end of 2007, although its development began in 2005. In addition to more than ten business organizations and institutions, 14 universities participate in this programme. All the previous has made Unicaja, one of the first institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this type.
Since it was created, 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.
Regarding the website www.edufinet.com, which offers systemic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required to get the most of the contents, it has registered more than 7.8 million visits, with consultations and access from nearly 180 countries.
The Edufinet Project has other two specific portals: the first one, on financial education for young people (Edufinext), and the second one, addressed to business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp).