About the Competition

What is the Generation Euro Students’ Awards?

The "Generation €uro" competition is open to secondary school students aged 16 to 19 interested in economics.

It aims at developing the students' understanding of monetary policy and of the role of central banks.

The competition is played in teams of three to five students supervised by a "coach" teacher. Any team can participate in English or French.

The timeline for the 2020-2021 ECB’s competition is as follows


Once registered, teams will be able to take part in the first event, an online quiz with 30 questions that will be available until 24 January 2021 on the competition site.

The best teams at the end of this event will qualify for the second event, in which the teams will have until 11 March 2021 to propose in writing a monetary policy decision on the basis of an analysis of the economic and monetary situation in the euro area.

The top three teams from this second round will be called for the final in April 2021 (exact date to be confirmed), where they will have to explain to a jury of BCL experts the reasons for their new monetary policy decision.