The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has organized a new online workshop for students of the University of Jaén (UJA), with the collaboration of the said institution, to talk about the keys of the financial system and the main financing products for companies.
The goal of this training session is to provide students with basic knowledge to act autonomously in the financial world, as well as to choose the best product to undertake an entrepreneurship project.
In this regard, the workshop has addressed topics related to how the current financial system works and to new banking products for companies, such as leasing, renting, factoring or reverse factoring.
With this type of activities, the Edufinet Project intends to enhance transparency, security and responsibility in the relations between citizens and financial intermediaries, therefore leading to higher market efficiency, via the knowledge of the tools needed to operate therein.
The Edufinet Project is one of the first financial education projects launched in Spain and whose work has been recognized with several awards. Currently, 16 universities and more than ten business organizations and institutions collaborate with the project.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering financial initiative
Edufinet was launched at the end of 2007, although its development began in 2005 in Unicaja, with the collaboration of Universidad Internacional de Andalucía (UNIA) and of the University of Malaga (UMA).
For more than 15 years, the Edufinet Project has been bringing financial education closer to society, with Unicaja being one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind.
Currently, more than twenty universities, business organizations and institutions collaborate with the project and more than 180,000 people have participated in the different workshops, seminars and courses organized.
Edufinet organizes the Conferences of Financial Education for Young People and the Financial Olympics, as well as the development of workshops and seminars at universities, summer courses and participation in international projects. It also fosters publications, such as the ‘Financial Guide’ and the ‘Financial Guide for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs’.
All of the above have made Unicaja to be one of the most active agents in the fields of financial education and inclusion, in the exercise of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its commitment to society, both by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja.