The ECB Youth Dialogue gives you the chance to do exactly that. We hold events around Europe – and online – that put you in direct contact with ECB policymakers so you can ask any questions you have and share your views with us.
The third Youth Dialogue took place in partnership with Debating Europe – an online platform where young people can discuss current issues with Europe’s leaders.
From 17 to 23 January 2018, we asked you to send questions for President Draghi, via Twitter and Facebook, on any of the following topics:
Watch the answers President Draghi gave to some of the questions received and have a look at the debate on our social media channels!
The European economy has been continuously expanding for several years now and employment is higher than ever, but we have to continue improving and make sure everyone benefits.
Blockchain is an innovative technology that could improve efficiency. We are assessing whether it could be used in our own services in the future. Concerning bitcoin and whether you should trust it, President Draghi advises caution, as it is not backed by any central bank or government, adding that it is not the ECB’s job to regulate it.
The last crisis was severe, but the worst of it is behind us. European countries entered the crisis with major weaknesses and were not able to react adequately. Today, significant progress has been made in many areas, making us better equipped for the future.
Do you think the EU and ECB will be able to reform enough to be able to cope with yet another big economic crisis, before the next crisis happens?Christiaan, Netherlands
Do you want to know more about the topics of this ECB Youth Dialogue? Take a look at the following pages!
President Mario Draghi met with young Europeans on Friday, 22 September 2017, at Trinity College Dublin.
The event was organised in partnership with the Central Bank of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.
Will blockchain have a role in the future? Is the potential for house price bubbles a growing concern for the Governing Council? To what extent is forward guidance and clear communication seen as a key component of modern central banks?
Watch the exchange of questions and answers on these and other topics between President Draghi and economics students from Trinity College Dublin.
President Mario Draghi hosted the ECB’s first Youth Dialogue in Lisbon organised in partnership with the Banco de Portugal and ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management.
Explore the discussion about the meaning of innovation and productivity for young people.