The Edufinet Project, an award-winning pioneering programme in Spain with nearly 15 years of history, collaborates with more than ten business institutions and organizations, as well as with 15 universities.
In Castilla y Leon, where several activities addressed to different groups have already been organized, Edufinet has entered into collaboration agreements with the universities of Salamanca, Leon and Valladolid.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized in Salamanca a workshop for a group of Secondary Education teachers. The event has focused on the importance of promoting financial education, especially among young people. During the workshop, the attendees have also been informed of the contents that will be explained in the training session to be carried out this school year in different schools in Castilla y Leon. Registration is still open to schools to participate in these activities.
The workshop on financial education, held at Aula Edufinet in Fundación Caja Duero, has had the participation of Luis Sánchez Arévalo, from the Area of Educational Programmes of the Provincial Department of Education in Salamanca, as well as of members of the Edufinet Team, José María López Jiménez, Head of CSR at Unicaja Banco, and Francisco Javier Fernández González, branch manager of the bank in Salamanca.
The lectures that will be organized in the secondary high schools interested in participating in this programme will deal on the importance of financial education, and will focus on the following topics: wealth and income, Gross Domestic Product, inflation, interest rates, financial system, accounts at sight, term deposits, cards and loans. As a new feature this year, topics related to digital transformation and sustainable finance will be covered.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering initiative
The Edufinet Project intends to facilitate decision-making with regard to financial products and services.
This initiative is operational, through an Internet portal for the general public, since 2007, although its development began in 2005. In addition to more than ten business institutions and organizations, 15 universities collaborate with this programme. All of the previous have made Unicaja, one of the first institutions to launch an initiative of this kind, to be one of the most active agents in this area. This work has been recognized with several awards.
Since it was created, over 152,000 people have participated in the different workshops, conferences, courses or meetings organized by Edufinet, of which 108,000 are young people who have participated in the Lectures on Financial Education for Young People.
The website www.edufinet.com, which offers systematic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required, has registered so far more than 7.8 million visits, with consultations and access from nearly 180 countries.
The Edufinet Project has other two specific portals: one addressed to young people (Edufinext) and one addressed to business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp).