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Euro Video Challenge

The Euro Video Challenge is a video competition for young people aged between 18 and 30. The goal is to explain an economic topic related to the ECB’s activities in a simple and entertaining format.

The winners of the Euro Video Challenge were announced at the award ceremony in Lyon (France) on Thursday, 9 November 2017 – at the 10th anniversary of the economics conference “Les Journées de l’économie” (Jéco). Watch the highlights of the award ceremony and hear from the finalists of the Euro Video Challenge.

Watch the winning videos!

The first-place "Bitcoin, money of the future?" was produced by Jason Halbgewachs and Michiel van Aarnhem. They received a prize of €4,000.

Second prize (€3,000) went to Marina Quenan for "Faut-il avoir confiance dans sa monnaie ?".

Third prize (€2,000) was awarded to Arnaud Gantier and Valentin Levetti for "Le bitcoin peut-il remplacer l'€uro ?".

You can also watch the videos produced by the other finalists, Vid Kregar (“Market ninjas, inflation and euroman”) and Théo Petrignet and Jules Marie (“La BCE doit-elle aider les États en difficultés ?”).

The challenge

We asked those of you aged between 18 and 30 to submit a video on an economics topic related to the ECB’s work in the time period from 6 July to 24 September 2017. The challenge was to create a short film that is engaging and easy to understand, suitable for a young audience with perhaps no previous knowledge of the subject.

An original video (no longer than 2 minutes 20 seconds) had to be submitted together with the corresponding script.

We received 53 very creative videos from across 15 different European Union countries. The best videos were selected based on the following criteria:

  • content: demonstrated ability to carve clear messages and knowledge of the subject
  • communication skills: originality of the communications techniques used
  • entertainment value: educational merit and viewer friendliness

Our thanks to all participants!

The jury

  • Benoît Cœuré: Executive Board member, European Central Bank
  • Christine Graeff: Director General Communications, European Central Bank
  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré: Professor, Paris School of Economics – Panthéon Sorbonne University
  • Luis Garicano: Professor, London School of Economics
  • Francesco Giavazzi: Professor, Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research and Bocconi University
  • Jan Pieter Krahnen: Professor, SAFE Research Centre and Goethe University

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