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Youth initiatives

Young people play a central role in shaping tomorrow’s Europe.

That’s why we organise a range of initiatives around Europe to help you learn more about economics, central banking and the ECB’s responsibilities, and to give you a chance to share your views and ideas on the topics that interest and affect you.

Have your questions answered at the ECB Youth Dialogue

The ECB Youth Dialogue, a series of events which take place throughout Europe and also online, give you the opportunity to ask questions and share your views on the economy and the future of Europe directly with our policymakers. Keep an eye on our social media channels to find out about our upcoming events!

More about the ECB Youth Dialogue

Women in Economics Scholarships

Are you a woman currently enrolled, or about to enrol, in a Master’s course in economics at a university or business school in Europe? If so, our Women in Economics Scholarship could be for you! We are offering grants, worth €10,000 each, to five female economics students.


Young economists’ competition at ECB Forum

Are you a PhD student in economics or finance? Do you want to present your research to policymakers and top academics? Then check out our annual young economists’ competition! The finalists are invited to the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal. The winner receives a €10,000 prize. 

Find out more about the competition Discover more about the ECB Forum on Central Banking

Generation €uro Students’ Award

Interested in economics? Want to learn more about the ECB and monetary policy? Then check out the Generation €uro Students’ Award, a competition open to teams of secondary school students in euro area countries.

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#EuropeDay ECB-QuizDuel competition

On the occasion of Europe Day 2021, over 425,000 people completed our quiz on the QuizDuel app, testing their knowledge of European topics and the euro.

Check out the competition

Join us!

Are you a recent graduate looking for your next challenge? Do central banking and European affairs interest you? Would you like to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens? Then take a look at our opportunities and join our international team.


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