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Sustainable Banking and Finance in Prague

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The 9th edition of the ERASMUS+ Blended Intensive Programme: 'Sustainable Banking and Finance' has begun in Prague, Czech Republic, with the participation of eight students and two professors from the School of Economics and Business.

After several months of intense virtual work, the time has come to travel to the host university in Prague, the University of Finance and Administration (VSFS), to meet the other programme participants in person and to deepen our knowledge of this most current topic. Alongside professors and students from the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland; Hogeschool de Ghent, Belgium; University of Zaragoza, Spain; Université Catholique de l'Ouest, France; InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Finance and Administration - Prague, Czech Republic, the students present their respective research topics: 'Sustainability indices and ratings', 'Taxation, financial regulation, sustainable fiscal and monetary policy', 'Non-financial reporting', 'Fintechs', 'Alternative financing for SMEs’, 'Socially responsible investment', from an ethics and sustainability perspective.

The programme includes various activities such as PECHA KUCHA presentations by all teams, Oxford-style debates, a visit to the Czech National Bank, and various sessions delivered by professionals in the banking and finance sector on diverse topics related to the theme of the programme.

The students also have the opportunity to taste traditional food from all participating countries, and there are several intercultural activities to encourage communication and intercultural intelligence in the programme.

At the University, the programme is coordinated by professors Pedro Fernández and Elizabeth Frank from the School of Economics and Business.

In this 9th edition of the programme, funded by ERASMUS+, the participating students are: Carlota Castañeda Borge, Magdalena Sofía Amezcua Nuño, Javier Tricas Gómez, Alejo García Prada, Marta Montero Callejas, María Teresa Rius Noriega, Naomi Steiner Oliva, and Elena Ramos Rupérez, as well as professors Pedro Fernández and Elizabeth Frank.

Palabras clave Prague ERASMUS+ Banking Finance