It was presented this morning at a press conference in Rome “B-education: ideas that are valid”, The financial education and sustainability project dedicated to university students of any department. The program, created by Bfor Banca and developed in synergy with CivicaMente, Feuf And Asvisdintends to combine different learning formulas and activities (e-learning, coaching, digital and physical workshops, project work) with the aim of spreading financial education and sustainability as citizenship skills transversal to study paths.
Bfor Bancawhich included “B-education” in the new Industrial Plan 2022-2025, will make available certifications, scholarships for the most deserving students and a contribution to the universities involved. CivicaMente, a benefit company that promotes innovative and sustainable knowledge and skills towards schools, will contribute to the definition of the contents and to the development of the digital platform on which university students can train, dialogue and collaborate throughout the course of study. Feduf (Foundation for Financial Education and Savings) will guarantee the coherence of the projects and the synergy with the initiatives of the EduFin National Committee and the Ministry of the University, managing the institutional relations and the evaluation of the final documents. ASviS, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, will provide support both in spreading the knowledge of the project and in training children with an e-learning course dedicated to the 17 Goals of the 2030 Agenda. Finally, the association no- profit Officine Italia will take care of the tutoring and coaching of the students.
“B-education is the first project of its kind in Italy, born with the aim of placing financial education as a competence betweensversal, thus undermining the stereotype according to which certain skills are the exclusive prerogative of economic study paths “, underlines Flavia Mazzarella, Chairman of Bper Banca. “A more widespread training in the financial field makes it possible to have more aware citizens, capable of living together democratically. Bper Banca, with the support of other partners, has decided to invest in the training of younger generations, who are the real protagonists of our future “.
“Many university students enter ‘adult life’ without having had any notion of economic and financial education. Yet – as he claims Giovanna Boggio Robutti, FeduF General Manager – these guys, now of age, have to open a current account, manage daily expenses, handle more or less complex banking instruments. We are really excited to be alongside Bper Banca in the ‘B-Education: ideas that are worth’ project offers young people the opportunity to deepen financial education within the academic, economic and other academic courses of many Italian universities“.
“We are proud to participate in Bper Banca’s B-Education project, because we believe in the highly uniqueness of the initiative; we are therefore ready to face together the ambitious challenge of involving hundreds of university students from all over Italy“, points out Tiziano FazziChief Executive Officer of Civicamente.
Started in September, B-education is divided into three phases, which will end at the end of 2023: the first of e-learning, the second of group project work and the third of evaluation, selection and awarding of the most deserving projects by of the Scientific Committee. In December 2023, during the awarding event, the scholarships made available by Bper Banca will be awarded to the three best groups and a contribution will be made to the related universities. Finally, in 2024, Bper Banca will undertake to concretely implement the awarded projects.