With the aim of promoting financial inclusion, Unicaja’s Edufinet Project joins, with activities to be developed during this week, the celebration this Monday 2 October, of the Financial Education Day, an initiative promoted by the Financial Education Plan (PEF), with the participation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, the Bank of Spain, the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) and associations and institutions from all sectors.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, joins in this way, one more year, the Financial Education Day, an initiative that has been held since 2015 and whose slogan on this occasion is 'Finanzas inclusivas, finanzas para todos' ('Inclusive finance, finance for all').
To this end, it has organized a series of activities during this week, trying to emphasize the importance of financial inclusion and the fact that it must reach the whole of society, especially the most vulnerable groups or those with less digital skills, such as senior citizens, children and young people, or people at risk of social exclusion or with disabilities.
The program organized for this week by the Edufinet Project includes different activities, such as talks on financial inclusion and cybersecurity, which took place today, Monday, at the Faculty of Economics and Business Science of the University of Malaga (UMA), with the participation of associations of seniors and users of Vuela Guadalinfo centers (a free public service for active learning, work and digital life), as well as university students.
The talk on financial inclusion was given by the President in Malaga of the association Séniors Españoles para la Cooperación Técnica (SECOT), while the talk on cybersecurity was given by Ángela Dini, Daniel García, Francisco Perdomo and Paloma Simón, representing Google.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 3 October, Edufinet will publish on the Edufinext website the last volume of its financial education comic book, the third one, entitled ‘In search of the lost reasons: the end of the adventure’.
Presentation of the Lectures for Young People and of the Financial Olympics
On the other hand, on Wednesday (4 October), members of the Edufinet team will present the 15th Lectures on Financial Education for Young People (secondary and high school students) and the 15th Financial Olympics at the Unicaja Financial Education Center in Malaga.
This event will include presentations by representatives of the Bank of Spain, the CNMV, the UMA and the Edufinet Project itself, and will also serve to review the main results of the Eurobarometer on financial education published last July.
According to the European Commission, 19% of the Spanish population has a high level of financial literacy -compared to 26% in the European Union-, making Spain the fourth European country with the lowest percentage of population with high levels of financial literacy. This is despite the fact that adequate financial literacy is essential nowadays, as it enables the population to make informed and responsible decisions.
Finally, Edufinet will hold on Thursday 5 the webinar 'Entrenando tus finanzas: consejos para deportistas' ('Training your finances: tips for athletes'), through its YouTube channel (channel: Proyecto Edufinet), and on Friday 6 it will publish on EdufiBlog 'Lion Carbon: aumentando el valor de los bosques y la fauna silvestre para las comunidades locales' ('Lion Carbon: increasing the value of forests and wildlife for local communities').
The Edufinet Project, which currently promotes various projects to encourage the financial and digital inclusion of different demographics, so that they can manage their own finances with greater autonomy and improve their digital banking skills, has been running for nearly 20 years. To this end, it collaborates with 17 universities and more than ten business institutions and organizations.
All of the above has made Unicaja 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.