Unicaja’s Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has launched on its website (www.edufinet.com) a microsite on financial education and sports, aimed especially at professional athletes.
Edufinet is well aware of the importance of sporting activities in society and of their role in the education of young people, what, in addition to the traditional support to and promotion of sports by the institutions behind this financial education project, have led to the launch of this new section.
Among the contents featured on EdufiSport, several articles on sports and finances have been published, as well as multimedia materials, such as the recording of the roundtable on sports and financial education held during the 3rd Financial Education Congress organized by the Edufinet Project last November.
Interview with Alberto Díaz
On the occasion of the launch of this new section, an interview with Alberto Díaz, player at Unicaja Baloncesto, has been recorded and can be watched on EdufiSport. The interview addresses topics related to financial education and their importance for professional athletes.
The interview also had the participation of the Head of Edufinet Project, José M. Domínguez; the General Manager of Fundación Unicaja, Sergio Corral; the Head of Technical Cabinet Unit, Marta Bravo, and, as a moderator, María del Mar Molina, member of Edufinet working team.
The careers of professional athletes show some distinctive features and characteristics, such as their limited time horizon. Although they receive substantial remuneration, this is concentrated in a relatively short period, and therefore some athletes may find themselves in a difficult economic situation at the end of their careers, and even during it, due to the uncertainty about their effective hiring during their active years.
Although these professionals usually rely on specialized advising services, there is a growing awareness that they should have a minimum capacity to make basic economic, financial and tax decisions.
In addition to EdufiSport, Edufinet website includes other sections such as EdufiTech, Edufiblog and EdufiAcademics, and a videogame, as well as two specific portals: Edufinext, for young people, and Edufiemp, for business owners and entrepreneurs. It also has a YouTube channel and accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
Edufinet Project: more than 15 years of history
The Edufinet Project has more than 15 years of history and currently 16 universities and more than ten business organizations and institutions collaborate with the project.
Since its launch, more than 152,000 people have taken part in the different seminars, workshops, courses or lectures organized. Likewise, its website has registered so far more than nine million visits, with access from nearly 180 countries.
In the exercise of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and under Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja commitment to the society, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edufinet has been offering different online resources to keep in contact with citizens.