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Governance and stakeholders

The Governing Council has launched a preparation phase of the digital euro project, following the two-year investigation phase. The project is being steered by the Eurosystem’s High-Level Task Force on Central Bank Digital Currency, which reports to the Governing Council.

The Eurosystem’s High-Level Task Force

During the investigation phase, the Eurosystem actively engaged with a large number of stakeholders.

Regular dedicated exchanges with the European Parliament and euro area finance ministers will ensure that a digital euro can support the objectives of the Eurosystem and meet the needs of European citizens. The ECB is also cooperating closely with the European Commission to review at a technical level a broad range of policy, legal and technical questions emerging from a possible introduction of a digital euro.

Broad engagement with market stakeholders will ensure that a digital euro meets users’ needs. A set of initiatives have been put in place, including (i) market contact groups, (ii) surveys and (iii) calls for expression of interest on the technical design features of a digital euro. ECB experts also exchange views on a digital euro with representatives from European civil society organisations and academia.

Digital euro scheme Rulebook Development Group

The Rulebook Development Group is helping to draft a rulebook for a digital euro scheme. The Governing Council’s decisions on the design of a digital euro form the basis of its work. The members of the group are senior professionals from the private and public sectors with experience in finance and payments. They are nominated by different European stakeholder associations in the European retail payments market. Each member represents a particular association.

A digital euro scheme is considered to be the option best suited to achieving the objectives of a digital euro and harnessing the strengths of both the public and private sectors.

Digital Euro Market Advisory Group

The Digital Euro Market Advisory Group advises the Eurosystem on the design and potential roll-out of a digital euro. It also explores how a digital euro could be beneficial to those involved in the euro area’s network of payments systems. The group’s members are market practitioners who are active in the retail payments market. The members do not represent their institutions but act in a personal capacity.

Euro Retail Payments Board

The Euro Retail Payments Board (ERPB) supports the Eurosystem by providing views from members representing both the demand and supply sides of the European retail payments market. The ERPB is a forum for institutional dialogue with the market on a digital euro. The ECB informs and consults the ERPB about the progress of the investigation phase in regular meetings, technical sessions and written procedures.

The ERPB is a high-level strategic body fostering the integration, innovation and competitiveness of euro retail payments in the European Union. Its members represent industry and stakeholder associations.

Documents and meetings

3 January 2024
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
12 December 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
12 December 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
14 November 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
14 November 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
8 November 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
7 November 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 October 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 October 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
6 October 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
12 September 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
12 September 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
18 July 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
18 July 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
13 July 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
4 July 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
Annexes
3 July 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
15 June 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
13 June 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
13 June 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
7 June 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
15 May 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
12 May 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
11 May 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
11 May 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 May 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
24 April 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
12 April 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
12 April 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
5 April 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
3 April 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
14 March 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
14 March 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
24 February 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
22 February 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
15 February 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
15 February 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
16 January 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
21 December 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
Related
21 December 2022
LETTERS TO MEPS
23 January 2023
SPEECH
Introductory statement by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament
8 December 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
Annexes
8 December 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
8 December 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
8 December 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
2 January 2023
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
6 December 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 November 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
9 November 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
3 October 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
29 September 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
Related
29 September 2022
SPEECH
Introductory statement by Fabio Panetta, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, at the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament
29 September 2022
LETTERS TO MEPS
16 September 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
1 September 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
11 July 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
6 July 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
5 July 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
8 June 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
4 May 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
4 May 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
4 April 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
9 March 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
Annexes
9 March 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
9 March 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
25 February 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
19 January 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
Annexes
19 January 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
19 January 2022
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 November 2021
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
Annexes
10 November 2021
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 November 2021
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 November 2021
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE
10 November 2021
DIGITAL EURO GOVERNANCE

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