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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 the 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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Coding challenge for students

A group of students joined our IT and risk management experts at the ECB in November 2019 to develop a cutting-edge dashboard that could monitor financial risks. The students worked in teams to come up with creative solutions related to data masking, machine learning, application programming interfaces and front-end development.

Find out more about the coding challenge

#EUROat20 ECB-QuizClash competition

Back in February and March 2019, 1.6 million players entered the #EUROat20 ECB-QuizClash competition on the QuizClash app, testing their knowledge of the euro and the European Central Bank. Well done to those who got the questions right: you are true euro experts! 30 winners were selected in our prize draw – you can see who they are here.

Check out the competition

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