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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.

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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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ECB Scholarship for Women

Are you a woman who’s currently enrolled, or about to enroll, in a master’s programme in economics, statistics, engineering or computing at a European university or business school? If so, the ECB Scholarship for Women, which comes with a grant worth €10,000, could be for you!


Young Economist Prize at the ECB Forum on Central Banking

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 Economist Prize! The finalists are invited to the ECB Forum on Central Banking in Sintra, Portugal. The winner receives a €10,000 prize. 

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Girls' IT Bootcamp

Did you know that encouraging girls’ curiosity about technology and science from an early age may have a positive impact on their choice of studies and future career path? We organised the Girls’ IT Bootcamp to inspire young women to study IT and pursue a career in the field. They also learned about various STEM opportunities and roles which might interest them.

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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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