Those actions have been announced at a meeting during which Edufinet has taken stock of the activities developed during the school year 2018-2019 and has presented some of the initiatives to be carried out next year.
Edufinet, a pioneering programme in Spain with nearly 15 years of history, collaborates with more than ten business institutions and organizations, as well as with 14 universities.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, will organize new activities during the school year 2019-2020, such as the I Lectures on Financial Education for Primary Education Students (aged 8-12), the screening of financial films or games and competitions on finances, available on its website (www.edufinet.com). For the second consecutive year, it will organize the Congress on Financial Education, to be held on 21 and 22 November.
Additionally, Edufinet is working on other initiatives, such as a Financial Guide in English; a simulator of the business plan for new business projects, or a microsite on new technologies applied to finance (fintech). On the other hand, Edufiemp, the portal for business owners and entrepreneurs, will feature a new design.
Edufinet will continue to organize during the school year 2019-2020 the Lectures on Financial Education for Young People and the Financial Olympics, which will reach their eleventh edition, as well as the 3rd Lectures on Financial Education for Vocational Training and those aimed at adults. The goal of those activities is to provide participants with a clear view of the world of economics and finances, adapted to the profile and needs of each group.
All of the previous has been announced at a meeting held to take stock of the actions developed during the school year 2018-2019, and where some of the scheduled activities for the next year have been presented. The event has been attended by the Head of the Edufinet Project and General Director of General and Technical Secretariat of Unicaja Banco, José M. Domínguez; the Head of Publications and Awards of Fundación Unicaja, Francisco Cañadas; the Head of the Training, Selection and HH RR Development Area of Unicaja Banco, Joaquín Bermejo, and by the Head of the Financial Education Area of Grupo Unicaja, José Antonio Díaz.
Financial Education Lectures and Congress
Regarding the activities organized during the school year about to end, special attention is to be paid to the more than 19,000 students of Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, from 300 high schools from different provinces throughout Spain, who have participated in the X Lectures on Financial Education for Young People.
During this tenth edition, 360 sessions have been organized in different high schools in Andalusia, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Melilla and Madrid. Since it was first organized, this initiative has been attended by more than 108,000 students.
After the lectures, it was the turn of the X Financial Olympics, a competition to show what had been learnt at the Lectures on Financial Education for Young People. As a new feature this year, it included a first part developed exclusively online, through a case study presented in a platform with a videogame format.
The I Congress on Financial Education ‘Realities and Challenges’ was organized in 2018. It gathered nearly 400 people, reflecting the interested in this topic. Participants included representatives from national and international institutions such as the Bank of Spain, CNMV, Funcas, CECA, AEB, EU Social and Economic Committee or Unitar (United Nations Institute for Training and Research); professors and lectures from universities and national and international business schools; analysts, auditors, financial advisors and consultants; representatives from business associations, and journalists specializing in economic information.
This event was a meeting point for the main agents involved in financial education, to discuss issues such as the challenges faced by this discipline, actions for its promotion or the efficiency of the existing training projects.
During this school year, some of the lectures and courses have been given completely in English and French, what confirms the growing interest in this kind of initiatives.
In the section of websites and online contents, the Edufinet Project launched this year a blog on financial education (EdufiBlog), which features weekly articles on topical economic and financial issues. A YouTube channel has also been created and it includes the recording of the most relevant lectures and course of the project, such as the Congress on Financial Education.
Finally, Edufinet has published the sixth edition of the Financial Guide, a publication that intends to give a clear, systematic and objective view of the Spanish financial system and of the different products and services available.
The Edufinet Project, a pioneering programme in Spain and which in its nearly 15 year of history has received several awards, collaborates with more than ten business institutions and organizations, as well as with 14 universities.