Generation €uro Students’ Award

Girl in front of PC entering the Generation Euro Students’ Competition Generation €uro Students' Award

What can I learn?

The Generation €uro Students’ Award gives you an opportunity to understand how monetary policy in the euro area works and how it relates to the economy as a whole in an interactive way.


How can I enter the competition?

The competition is running in 11 euro area countries in the 2016-17 academic year. Team up with your classmates and a teacher and go through each round of the competition. Details of the schedule, the competition rounds, contacts and prizes are available on the Generation Euro website for European and international schools  or Ireland.


And if we do well… ?

The winning team from each participating country as well as the winning team from the international or European schools will be invited to a European award event at the ECB in Frankfurt, where they will receive a prize from the President of the ECB.

Preparing for the competition

Mario Draghi and Vítor Constâncio at the ECB press conference)

Watch an ECB press conference
At a press conference every six weeks, the President of the ECB explains the interest rate decision in an introductory statement and then answers journalists’ questions.

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What is inflation?
The European Central Bank’s main tasks are to keep the value of the euro stable and inflation just under 2%. But what is inflation? How is it measured? And how can the ECB influence it? more

How is inflation measured?
It’s indicated by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices or HICP. Find out more

Looking for more details?
Key concepts in simple words and fresh insights into the ECB’s activities are available here