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President Lagarde in The Netherlands

What we do affects everyone in the euro area. That’s why we want to hear from you about the issues that are most important to you. In our ECB & You series, you can share comments and raise questions directly with ECB President Christine Lagarde.

President Lagarde on College Tour

President Christine Lagarde joined journalist Twan Huys on Dutch TV show College Tour, answering questions from students about career advice, her personal life, crypto-assets and more. Get a taste of the conversation by watching these short clips.


It’s not enough to just be confident about your abilities on the inside – it’s important to show it on the outside too.

The importance of love

Love has helped President Lagarde thrive in her career, and investing in love is important to develop confidence – not just your own but also that of others around you.

Career opportunities

President Lagarde’s advice to students is to seize opportunities when they come, because having a fixed career plan can sometimes prevent people from taking chances.

Crypto-assets and a digital euro

President Lagarde talked to students about crypto-assets, the risks they entail, and the idea of a digital euro.

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College Tour episode

Watch the full episode and find out more about the questions President Lagarde answered during her appearance on Dutch TV show College Tour.

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College Tour photos

Take a look at the photos from College Tour with President Lagarde.

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Youth initiatives

Young people play a central role in shaping tomorrow’s Europe. We organise a range of initiatives around the continent to help you learn more about economics and the ECB’s work, and for you to share your views and ideas with us.

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Our explainers make complex central banking topics clearer. The simple texts, videos and infographics can help you learn more about monetary policy, crypto-assets, forward guidance, our quiet period and many other topics.

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