The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized a comprehensive programme of online activities to celebrate from today and until next Friday the National Financial Education Week, an initiative promoted the Bank of Spain and the National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, CNMV). Among the events schedules, this Monday has seen the launch of a free financial videogame, available for iOS and Android.
With the organization of those activities, from Monday 5 October, Financial Education Day, Edufinet joins again this initiative promoted for the sixth consecutive year by the Financial Education Plan (PEF), fostered by the Bank of Spain and the CNMV.
With regard to the financial videogame presented today, it is starred by an alien who crashes in the Earth and will need money to repair its spaceship and go back to its planet. For that purpose, disguised as a human, the alien will have to make daily activities such as find a job, accommodation, etc. and prepare a personal budget.
The goal of the videogame is to learn to make appropriate financial decisions to have income, save and plan expenses to gather the money needed. It intends to show that finance does not come from another planet.
This is a free videogame for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, developed by Kaiju Games and promoted by Edufinet, with the support of Funcas. Initially intended for Secondary Education students, the videogame is open to everybody.
Digital financial games
Some digital financial games will be launched on Wednesday on Edufinext, Edufinet’s financial education portal for young people. This initiative is also aimed at Secondary students.
There will be three games with three levels of difficulty and with the possibility of choosing questions among several topics, such as the family budget, variable income, credits and loans or deposits, for instance. Up to six people can play at the same time.
Regarding the other activities scheduled to celebrate the National Financial Education Week, all of them will be developed online due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday also will see the start of the course ‘Making personal financial decisions’, organized by Edufinet and divided into ten sessions, with the second one taking place on Wednesday.
This initiative will be developed during October and November, on Monday and Thursday, from 17:00 to 19:00, through Edufinet’s YouTube channel, and is open to anyone interested, prior registration by e-mail sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edufinet Congress and Lectures for Young People
The 3rd Edufinet Financial Education Congress will be presented tomorrow Tuesday, via streaming on YouTube, at 10:30, and will include information on the programme, topics, speakers, moderators and participants in this event, which will be held virtually from 16 to 20 November due to the situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
The presentation of the 12th Lectures on Financial Education for Young People and of the 12th Financial Olympics will be on Thursday 8. These activities will be developed online during this school year 2020-2021, and their objective continues to be providing students with a clear view of the economic and financial world.
The live presentation of both activities will be at 18:00 on Edufinet’s YouTube channel, and it will be attended by representatives of the Edufinet Project, Unicaja Banco, Fundación Unicaja, Bank of Spain, CNMV and Funcas.
Finally, on Friday 9 there will be two activities: an online seminar on financial education and sustainable finance, developed in collaboration with the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) and aimed at that group, and which will be then posted on Edufinet’s YouTube channel.
The mentioned session will have the participation as speaker of the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Unicaja Banco, José María López, and of Arnie Zareei, member of Edufinet and Deputy President of ESN Málaga. The session will deal with the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria and sustainable products.
Finally, a webinar on ‘The importance of financial education’ will be organized. It will be streamed at 12:00 on Edufinet’s YouTube channel.
The National Financial Education Week is an initiative promoted by the Bank of Spain and the CNMV, through the platform ‘Finanzas para todos’, and it intends to improve the financial literacy of citizens and raise awareness of its importance when making daily life decisions.