Generation €uro Students’ Award

The Generation €uro Students’ Award is a competition open to secondary school students in the euro area who are interested in economics and would like to know more about monetary policy.

The seventh Generation €uro Students’ Award finished on 11 April 2018 when the winners visited the ECB for the award ceremony. Over two days, the students had a tour of the building, attended presentations by experts and had the opportunity to ask President Mario Draghi their questions.


About the competition

The competition was run in 11 euro area countries in the 2017-18 academic year. If you want to enter next year, keep an eye on the Generation €uro website, where you will be able to find details of the schedule, which countries are taking part, the competition rounds, contacts and prizes in due course. To take part you will need to team up with your classmates and a teacher.


And if we do well…?

The winning team from each participating country will be invited to an award ceremony at the ECB in Frankfurt.

Preparing for the competition

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.

What is inflation?
The ECB’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?

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

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

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