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New project called “FinanceGo” founded by European Comission will continue to work on financial education with young-adults!!!!!
It was a very exciting Final Seminar with the participation of EDU-FIN participants, the project partners and a big support from the EAEA members.
Seminar’s welcome by Hike Altona, Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs health, gender mainstreaming and integration.
Anna Reyes, an EDU-FIN participant from Àgora (Spain) and part of the EDU-FIN Assessor Pannel, summarised the project and presented the main EDU-FIN results.
Round table with participants, educator and researchers. From left to right: Jane Watts, Warwick University; Joyce Black, EBSN Board Member; Eveline Gundolf, project manager Tafie Production School (NGO); Manfredi Treggiari, project assistant – Fondazione Hallgarten Franchetti CSVM; Susana Moreno, Àgora Association Board Member.
More than 80 people attended the EDU-FIN Final Seminar in Brussels.
Liliana Rodrigues, Member of the European Parliament presented the European context.
Austrian trainer and stakeholder who participated in the EDU-FIN Project explaining the need for connection between Young adult organisation and the projects like EDU-FIN to ensure Young adults Access to Financial programs.
Susana Moreno, Participant from La Verneda Adult School explaining the importance of including the voice of the learners in the elaboration of the curriculum in Adult Education.
After a National Event organised for the recruitment of young adults for the national work teams, a group of 25 young adults were selected in order to participate in the participatory process in Fondazione Hallgarten Franchetti – Centro Studi Villa Montesca.
The organisation held an introductory meeting with the 25 participants and some members of the organisations already involved in order to provide useful information about the meaning of Participatory process.
The Fondazione Hallgarten Franchetti – Centro Studi Villa Montesca adopted an inclusive approach by presenting the importance of the financial literacy in relation to different level of marginalisation, vulnerability and social hardship, giving the floor to the participants asking them to define the term “financial literacy”.
The participants reported not being involved in these types of participatory processes before and that they felt that they had learned a lot about working in group, sharing ideas, actively participate in a educative path, having an active role in co-defining financial needs and in co-creating the contents for a “European financial curriculum”.
On October 1 in the building of primary school “P. Hilendarski” in the town of Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria was set the start of a series of meetings – discussions with young parents in a situation of social risk on EDU_FIN project .
The meetings were attended by young Roma women, who enthusiastically discussed what financial literacy is and why it is important. Participants completed a questionnaire in which they indicated various topics in financial literacy that were interesting and important to them and who wished to obtain more information. Among the topics were: Insurance and insurance type, entrepreneurship and how to start your own business, to whom we turn when we are not happy with a service; how to plan your family budget, how to increase their income and others.
Five meetings were held until January 2016, within which with the assistance of the participants were developed financial literacy issues that will form the future curriculum on financial literacy.
Next 15 December 2015 will be held the second National Event in Barcelona for the recruitment of 15 young adults for the creation of a new national work team in order to start another participatory process organised by Àgora and Facepa (Spain).
The meeting will consist of a presentation of the EDU-FIN Project, sharing the main experiences and results obtained from the last grup from Foundació Els tres Turons in Barcelona and explaining what the project aims to achieve with this next participatory process.
This fantastic news we have received from the Spanish Service for Internationalization of Education (SEPIE) who told us that, “on the occasion of the celebration of the annual meetings of Erasmus + Broadcasting, have chosen the project Developing participative Processes for the generation of a financial education curricula addressed to young adults at risk (2014-1-ES01-KA204-004748) as an example of good practice of strategic partnership in the field of adult education.”
One reason for selecting EDUFIN is the idea that our experience
“can be inspiring for other future projects in the area of Key Action 2 (adult education sector) European Erasmus + program.” Therefore we have been invited to perform make a brief presentation of the project at the meeting that will take place on December 10th at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.
At that time mainly we will explain the general approach of the project, how it connects with the needs of the center and some recommendations that could be useful to the participants in the conference.
Soon we will be updating this news with pictures and comments of the event!
Agora and Facepa Associations began in September participatory process with a group of young people who are trained in the Foundation Els tres Turons in Barcelona.
The 20 young adults are actively involved in the discussion of issues such as budget, bank accounts, online scams, and others. (more…)
During October 21st and 22nd 2015, technicians and researchers of the EDUFIN project met to review the status of the project, the results of the National Reports, and the quality criteria of the project to plan the next stage corresponding to the Participatory Process.