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Towards a legislative framework for a digital euro

Digital euro conference - jointly organised by the European Central Bank and the European Commission

Monday, 7 November 2022

The Eurosystem has launched the investigation phase of a digital euro project. Many other jurisdictions are also exploring options for central bank digital currencies.

The European Commission has announced a legislative proposal on a digital euro for early 2023.

In this context, the conference will be an opportunity for policymakers and stakeholders to discuss key regulatory and policy aspects of a digital euro.

More information and registration


Have a look at the webcast of the event.


Times are Central European Time

Monday, 7 November 2022

Opening remarks

Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President European Commission


Keynote address

Christine Lagarde, President European Central Bank (remote video message)


In conversation - Making a digital Euro reality

  • Paschal Donohoe, President Eurogroup
  • Irene Tinagli, Chair ECON Committee, European Parliament

Moderation: Rebecca Christie, Bruegel


Panel 1: A digital Euro - challenges and opportunities for the financial sector

  • Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President European Commission
  • Christian Lindner, Minister of Finance Germany, G7 Presidency
  • Fabio Panetta, Executive Board Member European Central Bank
  • Ana Botín, President of the European Banking Federation and Executive Chair of Santander Group (virtual participation)
  • Gilles Grapinet, CEO Worldline

Moderation: Rebecca Christie, Bruegel


Coffee break


Panel 2: A digital Euro in the broader European and International context

  • Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for the Economy
  • Representative of the US Treasury
  • John A Rolle, Governor of the Central Bank of the Bahamas (virtual participation)
  • Martina Weimert, CEO European Payments Initiative

Moderation: Martin Sandbu, Financial Times




Panel 3: A digital Euro at the service of European citizens

  • Mairead McGuinness, Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union
  • Monique Goyens, Chair of BEUC
  • Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Violaine Clerc, FATF executive secretary

Moderation: Naomi Lloyd, Euronews


Panel 4: A digital euro - an opportunity for the digital transformation of European businesses

  • Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market
  • Eva Kaili, Vice-President, European Parliament
  • John Calian, CEO, Riddle & Code
  • James von Moltke, President and CFO, Deutsche Bank

Moderation: Cinzia Alcidi, Centre for European Policy Studies


Closing keynote - Mairead McGuinness

Please note that this programme may be subject to change without notice.

General information


European Commission
Charlemagne building
Rue de la Loi, 170
1000 Brussels, Belgium

Conference languages

English, German, French