A total of 11,069 Secondary and Baccalaureate students from high schools of 38 provinces have participated during this school year in the 13th Conferences on Financial Education for Young People, organized by Edufinet Project, a programme promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja to provide students with a clear view of the economic and financial world.
This edition, which started in October and which ends now, has included nearly 386 sessions lectures held online and in person in educational centres in almost all the Spanish autonomous communities.
Throughout its 13 editions, this initiative has had a total of more than 125,000 participants, who have been introduced to the basic aspects of economics and finance, with special focus on the different financial products and services that they already use or will use in the future. Among the concepts addressed, there are some such as family budget, financial system, and savings and financing products. All of this is applied in a practical way in order to make the most appropriate decisions at any given moment.
As a supplement to the lectures, schools have at their disposal optional contents, such as information on insurance and investment products, entrepreneurship, digital transformation and sustainable finance.
The 13th Financial Olympics, a competition to show the knowledge acquired, are linked to these conferences, and the final will take place on 27 May.
The Edufinet Project includes programmes aimed at Secondary and Baccalaureate
Students, at students of Vocational Training and, as of this year, also at children in primary education.
Edufinet is a project that has been working since the end of 2007, although its development started in 2005. More than ten institutions and business organizations and 16 universities collaborate with this programme.
With regard to the website, it has received more than ten million visits, with consults and access from around 180 countries. Additionally, Edufinet offers other portals with specific contents, such as Edufinext, addressed to young people; Edufiemp, for business owners and entrepreneurs, and Edufiagro, to raise awareness on the importance of financial literacy in the agricultural sector, as well as a financial videogame. Edufinet also has a YouTube channel and accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
All of the above have made Unicaja -one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind- 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.