The goal of these training sessions is to promote among adults an accessible financial education, focused on the basic financial and economic concepts, to facilitate their use in everyday life, and when making financial decisions.
The Edufinet Project, a pioneering programme in Spain with nearly 15 years of trajectory, 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 the second edition of the Lectures on Financial Education for Adults, to be held until the end of June in several provinces of Andalusia.
The goal of these training sessions is to promote an accessible financial education among adults, focused on the basic financial and economic concepts, to facilitate their use in everyday life, and when making financial decisions.
The II Lectures on Financial Education for Adults, with sessions ranging 60 to 90 minutes, have started at the Section of Permanent Education in Campillos (Malaga).
As in other activities of Edufinet, the goal of this cycle of lectures is to provide the participants with a clear view of the world of finances and economics, focusing on the different products that they use or may use. In short, it intends to make citizens aware of the importance of reaching a certain level of knowledge to tackle the challenges that they may face.
In particular, the lectures deal with topics such as the family budget, economic indicators, deposits, pension plans and loans. Financial calculations are also explained.
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, to be one of the most active agents in this field.
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).