Message from Governor Philip R. Lane

The Generation €uro Students’ Award is an opportunity for students to consider in detail the work performed by the European Central Bank, the Eurosystem and each of the national central banks in contributing to monetary policy decisions and price stability for the euro area. The competition challenges students to take on the role of the Governing Council and predict the interest rate decision for the euro area.

Competing students develop valuable life skills including economic reasoning, critical analysis, team work and public speaking. The competition consists of three rounds: an online quiz, an analysis and a presentation to the Central Bank of Ireland at the National Final.

Ireland’s National Winners will once again represent the Central Bank of Ireland at the European Award Event in Frankfurt next April where they will meet ECB President Mario Draghi and the winning teams from across Europe to participate in a series of educational workshops and events.

I wish those taking part the best of luck and I hope that you enjoy and benefit from the experience.

Philip R. Lane

Governor, Central Bank of Ireland