Among the events held on the occasion of Financial Education Week, the presentation of the "15th Financial Education Workshops for Young People" stood out. Members of the international Erasmus+ project FLY (Financial Literacy for Inclusion) participated in this event, represented by its coordinator in Malaga and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies of the University of Malaga (UMA), Francisca García Lopera. This initiative, which will run until 15 March 2024, is designed for high school students and aims to bring this group closer to the world of finance.
The "Financial Education Wotkshops for Young People" are included in the Edufinet project, developed by Unicaja and the Unicaja Banking Foundation, and take place online and in person at educational centres. FLY, an initiative co-financed by the European Union and managed in Malaga through the Vice-rectorate for International Mobility of the UMA, is collaborating in the project.
During the presentation of the Workshops, the Eurobarometer data published by the European Commission was also presented, which reflects the need for improvement in financial education that Spanish population needs, as Spain appears at the bottom of the list of countries in terms of financial literacy. At the same time, the fifteenth edition of the “Financial Olimpics” was presented, a competition in which students can demonstrate the training acquired at the “Financial Education Workshops for Young People”.
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