Strategy review

The aim of the ECB’s strategy review is to make sure our monetary policy strategy is fit for purpose, both today and in the future.

The strategy review covers all aspects of our monetary policy, within the framework of our mandate which is to maintain price stability. The review will be based on thorough analysis and take an open-minded approach.

As part of the strategy review, we want to hear opinions from across Europe, including those from citizens, academics, Members of the European Parliament and civil society organisations.

We will leave
no stone unturned

Listening events across Europe

The ECB and the national central banks are hosting listening events with the general public, civil society organisations and academia across the euro area. Ideas and perspectives shared at these events will feed into the strategy review.

Overview of all listening events

Watch again: the ECB Listens event

Our response to the coronavirus pandemic

How is the ECB helping people and businesses in the euro area during these difficult times? Check out this overview of our monetary policy and banking supervision measures. We have put these measures in place to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and support all European citizens.

Monetary policy measures (available in 23 EU languages)

We asked for your views – and we heard you!

We gathered your views, suggestions and concerns on a range of topics via the ECB Listens Portal to better understand your perspectives on the economy, and what you expect from your central bank. A summary report will be published in due course.

More information

How are we carrying out the review?

The information we gather at the listening events, the ideas you submit to this website and the work carried out by central bank members of staff will feed into the Governing Council’s deliberations.

Work streams

Want to know more?

Why are we reviewing our strategy now? What is the review looking at? How can I have my say? Does the strategy review affect current monetary policy? Find the answers to these questions and more.



Find it below

2 December 2020
Philip R. Lane: Transcript of the fireside chat at Reuters Global Outlook Investment Summit
Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Balázs Korányi on 1 December 2020
24 November 2020
Isabel Schnabel: COVID-19 and monetary policy: Reinforcing prevailing challenges
Speech by Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at The Bank of Finland Monetary Policy webinar: New Challenges to Monetary Policy Strategies
17 October 2020
Fabio Panetta: Interview with Kathimerini
Interview with Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Eirini Chrysolora
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11 October 2020
Philip R. Lane: Interview with Wall Street Journal
Interview with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, conducted by Tom Fairless on 8 October
1 October 2020
Luis de Guindos: Interview with Market News International
Interview with Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the ECB, conducted by Luke Heighton on 29 September 2020

View all publications on the strategy review