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Generation €uro Students’ Award 2021

The Generation €uro Students’ Award is a competition open to secondary school students organised by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the euro area National Central Banks (NCBs). This year the European Award Event took place virtually for the first time, gathering students passionate about Economics and Finance from all over the euro area.

For further information, please visit the ECB website at:
https://www.ecb.europa.eu/ecb/educational/youth-initiatives/award/html/index.en.html

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The ECB podcast: Tackling climate change as a central bank

How can we as a central bank contribute to tackling climate change? What’s our role as a central bank and supervisor?

Our new host Katie Ranger discusses these questions with Executive Board members Isabel Schnabel and Frank Elderson in this episode of The ECB Podcast.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 12 May 2021 and recorded on 7 May 2021.

In this episode:

01:14 – Where we stand in the fight against climate change
What motivates our guests Isabel Schnabel and Frank Elderson to be vocal in the fight against climate change, what has been achieved so far and where we need to go from here.

13:10 – Legal aspects and the price stability mandate
What our price stability mandate tells us about our commitment

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Climate change in Europe

ECB President Christine Lagarde addresses in her speech at the conference “Investing in Climate Action – the make or break decade” organised by the European Investment Bank and the European Commission what steps are needed to support an orderly transition to a greener economy.

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The ECB Podcast: Fighting biases and empowering women

How can we empower women to aim high? ECB President Christine Lagarde and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, talk about this and share their personal experiences as female leaders in the latest episode of The ECB Podcast hosted by Michael Steen.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 8 March 2021 and recorded on 4 March 2021.

In this episode:

01:44 – Female leadership
Why female leadership is important, why women are central to good and effective leadership during crisis times, why more gender parity is beneficial to all of us and how we can achieve it.

10:14 – Path to leadership
What the driving forces were on Christine Lagarde’s and Ursula von der Leyen’s paths to leadership, how

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The ECB Podcast – How can banks be part of the solution? Supervisory priorities in crisis times

What are banking supervisors worried about for 2021? Why are “marriages” between banks a good idea? And how can supervisors help banks to be part of the solution during this crisis? Our host Michael Steen finds answers to these questions in The ECB Podcast.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 12 February 2021 and recorded on 9 February 2021.

In this episode:

01:19 – How the coronavirus crisis has affected banks
What the uncertainty during the pandemic has meant for banks, the main risks they are facing, and how banks can be part of the solution this time.

04:50 – How supervisors helped to ensure that bank lending continued during the crisis
What steps governments and regulators took to ensure that credit

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Supervisory priorities for 2021 – Assessment of risks and vulnerabilities

The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) Risk Map shows the key risk drivers that are expected to affect supervised institutions over the next two to three years. These risks are assessed according to their impact and probability.

For more information:
https://www.bankingsupervision.europa.eu/banking/priorities/risk_assessment/html/index.en.html

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The ECB Explains: why cash matters

Do we need cash in a digital world? Chiara from our banknotes team explains how cash plays a key role in our society and what we are doing to make sure that you can access and use cash whenever and wherever you need to.

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ECB Banking Supervision Press Conference – 28 January 2021

ECB Banking Supervision press conference being held on 28 January 2021 at 9:00 CET in Frankfurt am Main.

Supervisory Board Chair Andrea Enria explains the 2020 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) results and the supervisory priorities for 2021. He also answers questions from journalists.

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The ECB Podcast – Building a bridge towards economic recovery

How will the coronavirus vaccine affect economic recovery in 2021? Where do we stand after nine months of fighting the crisis? And what is the role of the ECB’s monetary policy? Our host Michael Steen discusses these questions with our Chief Economist Philip R. Lane.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 18 December 2020 and recorded on 11 December 2020.

In this episode:

00:23 – What is the assessment of the economic response to the first wave?
What the experience was during the first wave, how policy makers have adapted to the new challenges, how monetary and fiscal policy worked hand in hand to mitigate the economic shortfall.

05:53 – How is the ECB building a bridge towards economic recovery?
Why the ECB

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#ECBYouthDialogue with Luis de Guindos, December 2020

Students asked Vice-President Luis de Guindos about the ECB’s response to the coronavirus crisis, the euro area economic outlook, and climate change and central banking. This ECB Youth Dialogue, organised in collaboration with the University of Cologne, took place on 16 December 2020.

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