The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, has participated, one more year in the Aula de Mayores +55 (Senior Education) of the University of Malaga (UMA), giving training on different economic and financial topics from a practical point of view.
Through eight lectures given by Edufinet, the participants have learnt about concepts such as fixed and variable income, mutual funds, pension plans, cybersecurity, bitcoin or blockchain.
Likewise, within the framework of the Financial and Economic Film Series organized by Edufinet, the film 'Margin Call' has been screened, followed by a dialogue with the participation of students of UMA Senior Education.
Since 2018, the Edufinet Project develops the Seminar on Financial Education for Adults and Senior Citizens, which has allowed the project to extend its target audience, composed so far mainly by Secondary, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and University students.
In this line, the Actualidad Económica magazine awarded Edufinet a second prize in Financial Education, in the category of over 65.
In 2019, Edufinet started its collaboration with the UMA with the ‘Introductory course on financial education for the elderly’, which continued with a new edition in 2020. With this initiative, students have been able to continue or start studies related to economics, having thus a clear view of the economic and financial world.
Literacy in economics and finance is essential at any age to make the best decisions, and the elderly should not remain on the sidelines.
In fact, in addition to other initiatives especially designed for this group, Edufinet dedicated a roundtable to financial education for the elderly in its 3rd Financial Education Congress. The goal is to extend this kind of actions.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering initiative
The Edufinet Project has been working for more than 16 years to bring financial education closer to society. Unicaja is thus one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind. For this purpose, the project currently collaborates with more than ten business organizations and institutions, as well as with 16 universities.
Since it was launched, more than 180,000 people have participated directly in workshops or seminars. The website www.edufinet.com has received more than 10 million visits, with access from 180 countries. It includes several portals with specific thematic content, such as Edufinext, for young people, Edufiemp, for business owners and entrepreneurs, and Edufiagro, which seeks to raise awareness on the importance of financial literacy in the agricultural sector.
The website includes other sections such as Edufiblog, EdufiAcademics, EdufiTech and a financial videogame. It also has a YouTube channel and profiles on Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn.
All of the above make Unicaja one of the most active agents in the areas of financial education and inclusion, in the exercise of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and its commitment to society.