Unicaja’s Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, will organize next week a new edition of its Financial Education Congress, which will address the present and future of this discipline. More specifically, the more than 35 experts participating in the congress will analyze, from 17 to 19 November, the challenges faced in a time of paradigm shift.
The 4th Edufinet Congress goes under the title ‘Financial education for a time of paradigm shift’ and will be held in a mixed format, in-person at the Unicaja Center for Financial Education in Malaga (Avenida de Andalucía, 23) and broadcast online via YouTube. Free registration is open on Edufinet website.
During 14 sessions and at four round tables, the participants will analyze the role of financial education in this time of change of models. The congress is addressed at academics, professionals and representatives of public and private institutions, although it is open to the general audience.
Speakers include representatives from the Bank of Spain, CNMV (Spanish Securities Market National Commission), CECA, Instituto Español de Analistas Financieros (IEAF), Cuerpo Nacional de Policía and Analistas Económicos de Andalucía.
There will also be speakers from universities such as those of Malaga, Seville or Valencia, the UNED, the Complutense de Madrid or the English University of Buckingham, as well as from law firms and financial institutions.
With regard to its general goals, the congress intends be a meeting point for the main agents involved in financial education, analyzing its current situation to identify trends and interest points and to share knowledge and experience.
It also seeks to identify the main challenges to improve financial literacy from a general perspective and also bearing in mind specific groups or demographics.
The congress will cover topics such as the need of the ongoing design of a financial education project and its role in the last ten years, or the efficiency assessment of a programme on this topic.
It will also analyze access to financial services by underage children as a learning tool; psychology and financial regulation; learning basic economic and financial concepts at home; basic financial skills that should be mastered by a professional athletes; financial analysis as a pre-requirement to make financial decisions, or new taxation.
The economic and financial decisions of SMEs and individuals in the current energy market; skills in economics and finance for civil servants; financial education and its link with financial and non-financial entities; the impact of monetary policy measures on financial decision-making by individuals and companies, or basic calculation skills for financial education, are other topics to be discussed.
The 2030 Agenda, the SDGs and their relationship with financial education will also be present at this event, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the specific case of entrepreneurs. Issues such as artificial intelligence and its relationship with financial education, cybercrime and fraud will also be addressed.
Edufinet Project, more than 15 years of history
The Edufinet Project has more than 15 years of history. Although it was launched in 2007, its development began in 2005 within Unicaja and with the collaboration of the Andalusia International University (UNIA, Universidad Internacional de Andalucía) and of the University of Malaga (UMA).