The publications below are intended to assist teachers and students in their participation.

Learn more about monetary policy on the ECB website

See the latest monetary policy decisions on this page and macroeconomic projections here. It is important to know the last monetary policy decisions, in particular for the second step of the competition, during which you have to draft a decision based on an analysis of the economic and the monetary situation in the euro area. 

Among others, Eurostat press releases will also be useful.

To get a very first introduction on monetary policy, you can consult the "Eurosystem in three minutes" from the European Central Bank.

Don't worry ! The BCL organizes preparation sessions to help you at each step of the competition.

You will also find an introduction to "Central banking and the Eurosystem's monetary policy" starting at page 9 of the teacher's booklet