ECB Forum on Central Banking
The ECB Forum on Central Banking is an annual event organised by the European Central Bank and is ordinarily held in Sintra, Portugal. The 2020 edition was held as an online event on 11 and 12 November 2020.
It brings together central bank governors, academics, financial market representatives, journalists and others to exchange views on current policy issues and discuss the Forum’s key topic from a longer-term perspective.
ECB Forum on Central Banking - 2021
The next ECB Forum on Central Banking is expected to take place on 28 and 29 September 2021.
The theme of the 2020 Forum was “Central banks in a shifting world”, reflecting the need of central banks to adapt on an ongoing basis to changing national and international circumstances.
During the event, we examined topics central to the ongoing review of the ECB’s monetary policy strategy, including the consequences of recent trends in (de)globalisation, the impact of COVID-19 on European and global economies, macro-financial implications of climate change and the challenges posed by low natural interest rates. Other aspects of the strategy review, such as the operationalisation of the ECB’s price stability objective, monetary policy instruments and communication were also addressed during the Forum.
Videos from the 2020 forum
Watch the entire forum with all presentations, discussions and speeches.Programme
Young economists’ competition 2020
Selected finalists attended the ECB Forum on Central Banking and the final winner received a €10,000 prize.Find out more
We put together some more information about this year's speakers: what is their background? What were the different positions they have held during their professional carreer?Find out more
List of participants
123 invited participants actively attended our online forum. They asked questions and cast their vote for the Young economists' competition. Have a look at who participated in this year's Forum.Find out more