PROFIT @DSI Fair 2017

PROFIT project participated at Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017 which took place at Rome, 1-2 February 2017

1st PROFIT Project Newsletter

Almost a year has passed since the PROFIT Project kicked off and a lot of progress has been marked already!

PROFIT promotional videos

IFIN 2016 Workshop Proceedings

The procceedings of the 1st International Workshop on the Internet for Financial Awareness and Intelligence, organized by the PROFIT project, are now published by Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Springer and available online at the workshop website.

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PROFIT Project at Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017

Don’t miss the Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017 at Rome, 1-2 February 2017.The PROFIT project will also participate! The DSI Fair 2017 offers a rich program featuring an international conference, focused workshops, networking and hands-on sessions. The line-up of speakers includes experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society players from all […]

PROFIT Project at event for the European Microfinance Day

PROFIT Project will be presented at a workshop that will take place on Thursday 20 October 2016 in Thessaloniki (Greece) for the European Microfinance Day.

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IFIN 2016 Workshop Report

The 1st International Workshop on the Internet for Financial Collective Awareness & Intelligence (IFIN 2016), organized by the PROFIT Project, was successfully held at Florence, Italy, in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI 2016). The workshop took place on Monday 12th September, and lasted from 13:00 to 19:00. It included presentations of related work as well as a roundtable interactive discussion with all participants, and was aimed at initiating a multidisciplinary dialogue on how we can use the Internet in order to promote financial awareness and capability among citizens.

Under the first part, key ideas from the PROFIT project were presented and discussed. Additionally, contributions from the wider scientific community focused on the particular field, were also presented, upon acceptance through an open call for papers. More specifically, the agenda of the workshop included a keynote speech by professor Steve Schifferes titled “The Web & and the Challenge of Financial Literacy”, as well as several other presentations on various topics. You can read or download the presentations from here.

Under the second part, an interactive discussion with the audience in a roundtable fashion being led by experts was initiated. The audience was encouraged to discuss their ideas and views on the purposes, services, and boundaries an online financial awareness platform should have. Furthermore, issues such as anonymity and privacy on a financial awareness platform, as well as the challenge of maximizing its social impact, were also discussed, and useful conclusions for the PROFIT Project were drawn.

The participants of the workshop came from a highly multidisciplinary background; they consisted of experts and professionals as well as academics and researchers in the financial sector and economics, computer science and IT, social sciences, etc. The audience also varied greatly in age, comprising young researchers/professionals in their late 20s, as well as more mature participants.

The particular workshop helped initiating a fruitful and interdisciplinary discussion on various issues, including the state of financial literacy among EU citizens, the use of the Internet and Web 2.0 tools for promoting financial literacy, the PROFIT financial awareness platform functionalities and services, the use of semantic web technologies for advanced analysis of financial news corpora, etc.

You can access the full report on the IFIN 2016 Workshop from here.


IFIN 2016 Workshop Registration & Program

The program of the 1st International Workshop on the Internet for Financial Collective Awareness and Intelligence (IFIN 2016), organized by the PROFIT Project, is now available through its website:

The workshop will take place at Florence, Italy, on Monday 12 September 2016, in conjuction with the 3rd International Conference on Internet Science (INSCI 2016) and it will last from 13:00 to 19:00. Keynote speaker will be Steve Schifferes, professor of Financial Journalism in City University London, and will talk about the Web and the challenge of financial literacy.

Registrations are open! Although participation in the workshop is free, early registration is recommended. Please register following this link.

EPALE blogpost on financial awareness, financial stability and the PROFIT project

The PROFIT project in the EPALE blog (Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe). A discussion on 5 findings about the link between financial awareness and financial stability, and the great relevance of the PROFIT project.


Saving for old age around the world.

New work using Global Findex micro-data, just out as a World Bank working paper. PROFIT partner, Prof. Georgios Panos (University of Glasgow) and coauthors at the Finance and Private Sector Development Unit of the World Bank perform an inquiry at patterns of saving for old age in 143 countries.

Saving, old age, FINDEX

Saving, old age, FINDEX