Data protection and purpose of processing

This website facilitates participation in the Generation €uro Students' Award by students aged 16 to 19 living in the euro area countries.

Any personal data the students and teachers provide will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation1. The Outreach Division of the ECB will collect and handle the personal data as the data controller. The data processor which hosts the Generation €uro website and processes the data on the website under instruction from and on behalf of the ECB is Havas Worldwide Düsseldorf GmbH (Euro RSCG GmbH).

Those who wish to enter the competition have to fill in the form on the Generation €uro website. All the participants’ data will be put into a database. The data collected will be used to manage participation in the competition, to access competition-related information, to rank the participants, to award the prizes and to contact and provide the participants with any relevant information. Only the personal data provided by registering on the Generation €uro website or by sending an e-mail to generationeuro@ecb.europa.eu will be retained.

By entering their personal data, the participating students and teachers agree to the publication of the name of the winning team and its members on the websites of the ECB and/or NCBs and/or to its announcement at public events. It is also likely that photographs will be taken and short video recordings made of the winning teams on the national award days and at the final award event and that these will be published by the ECB and/or NCBs.

Security and transfer to third parties

Personal data collected through the Generation €uro website may be transferred to the NCBs of the euro area Member States to manage, where necessary, the competition at national level. Any further processing of the personal data by the NCBs is subject to the guarantees provided in the national legislation implementing the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC2. Havas Worldwide Düsseldorf GmbH (Euro RSCG GmbH), as data processor, and the NCBs have agreed to ensure the confidentiality of the personal data and provide adequate protection of privacy. The central banks to which the personal data may be disclosed are: the European Central Bank, Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique, Deutsche Bundesbank, Central Bank of Ireland, Bank of Greece, Banco de España, Eesti Pank, Banque de France, Banca d’Italia, Central Bank of Cyprus,  Latvijas Banka, Lietuvos bankas, Banque centrale du Luxembourg, Bank Centrali ta’ Malta/Central Bank of Malta, De Nederlandsche Bank, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Banco de Portugal, Banka Slovenije, Národná banka Slovenska, and Suomen Pankki – Finlands Bank.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file that is sent by the Generation €uro website to your browser and stored on your hard drive. It stores information, such as your preferences, for when you return to the website. Unless you enter your personal data on our website you cannot be identified. You can set most browsers to inform you when you are sent a cookie, and then you can either store it, refuse to receive it or delete it.

Time limit and rights of access, correction and deletion

The time limit for storing the above-mentioned data is three years, starting from the day when the personal data, including a portrait, photograph or video, were obtained. The students and teachers have the right to access, correct and update the data about themselves. To make inquiries about the collection and processing of personal data or to exercise the right of access or rectification, a request should be sent to generationeuro@ecb.europa.eu. Data subjects have the right to resort to the European Data Protection Supervisor: http://www.edps.europa.eu/EDPSWEB/.


1 Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.
2 Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing or personal data and on the free movement of such data.

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