Do you know who is looking after the euro? What is inflation? And why is price stability important for you?

Find the answers to these questions and much more in this three-minute introduction to the role and tasks of the ECB and the Eurosystem.

Games, simulations and animations


TOP FLOOR - Make Your Way Up!

Think you know the ECB and the Eurosystem? Try this quiz-based game to find out!

You’ll answer questions on the roles and tasks of the ECB, Eurosystem and European System of Central Banks. Answer them correctly and collect the Governing Council’s seven briefing documents, ahead of its meeting on the Top Floor to decide on euro area interest rates!

TOP FLOOR - Make Your Way Up!


ECONOMIA - The monetary policy game

Can you keep inflation under control? You should keep it low – just under 2% – and stable.

Available on the App Store

ECONOMIA is a game that explains, in a simplified way, how monetary policy works. The game does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Central Bank or any other central bank in the euro area.

ECONOMIA - The Monetary Policy Game

Inflation Island

Inflation Island - How inflation affects the economy

Do you know the difference between deflation, price stability, high inflation and hyperinflation? Find out on Inflation Island.

Inflation Island

For schools

Logo of the Generation Euro Student's award

Interested in economics? Then sign up for the Generation Euro Students' Award. The competition is open to secondary school students in the euro area who want to know more about price stability, the ECB and monetary policy. The winners will attend a European award event in Frankfurt and receive a prize from the President of the ECB!

Generation Euro Students’ Award
Anna and Alex

Mixing games, interactive displays, publications and an exhibition, the "Euro School" is a new concept built on a series of educational tools.
Its goal is to increase the awareness about the euro banknotes and coins as well as their security features in an appealing and entertaining way.

Euro School
Anna, Alex and the inflation monster

This kit - aimed at teachers and young teenagers - explains the importance of price stability from an end-consumer perspective. It consists of an eight-minute video, a leaflet for students, and a booklet for teachers.

Cartoon on price stability for schools

And more

Coffee cup with the € symbol

What is inflation?

The ECB aims at an inflation rate of just below 2%. How is it calculated? What influenced last month's inflation rate most?