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Future euro banknotes, unpacked

Did you know that euro banknotes are getting a makeover? As the euro turns 25, let’s look at the road ahead for our banknotes. What will future euro banknotes look like, why do we need them, and when can we start using them?

Join our host Stefania Secola and Sarai Artiles, who works on banknote communications, to find out more.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 10 February 2024 and recorded on 1 February 2024.

00:05
The euro is turning 25

The euro unites us – it is used by 350 million people in 20 countries! Euro banknotes are a physical reminder of our shared identity.

01:56
Why are we redesigning euro banknotes?

Security, environmental aspects and relatability: these are just some of the reasons we are designing a new series of euro banknotes.

05:28
Many cultures, one euro

Euro banknotes are used by people with different backgrounds, cultures, and languages. How can future banknotes represent them all?

08:50
What will they look like?

“European culture” and “Rivers and birds” have been selected as the themes for future euro banknotes. Does this mean we already know what they’ll look like?

10:20
When can we start using them?

We have the themes, but what’s next in the banknote redesign process? When can we expect to start using these new banknotes?

12:30
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