Next launch of the 6th edition of the "Generation €uro Students' Award" competition
For the sixth consecutive year, the Banque centrale du Luxembourg (BCL) is joining forces with the European Central Bank (ECB) and around ten other national central banks in the euro area to organise the Eurosystem's "Generation €uro Students' Award" school competition. The BCL has already distributed to Luxembourg high schools, through the Ministry of National Education, the teacher’s booklet as well as promotional flyers and posters.
The "Generation €uro" competition is open to secondary school students aged 16 to 19 interested in economics. The competition is played in teams of three to five students supervised by a "coach" teacher. Registration is made online on the competition website: www.generationeuro.eu. Following the termination of the international competition organised by the ECB, international and European schools are now invited, for the first time, to participate in the Luxembourg competition. Any team can participate in English or French.
Once registered, teams will be able to take part in the first event, an online quiz with 30 questions that will be available until 16 November 2018 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 23 January 2019 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 March 2019 (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.
All students taking part in the final of the "Generation €uro" competition will be awarded a prize and a certificate of achievement. Finally, the first team to reach the final will win a two-day trip to Frankfurt to attend a European awards ceremony at the ECB alongside the winning teams from the other participating countries.
For the third year, the information meeting on the "Generation €uro" competition will be hosted by the school that won the previous edition, namely the Lycée Hubert Clément (2 rue Général Patton, in Esch-sur-Alzette). This meeting will take place on Thursday, 4 October at 2:30 pm.
For organisational reasons, teachers and students interested in attending this meeting should register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 September at the latest. If you are unable to attend this meeting but are interested in receiving information on the organisation of the competition, please do not hesitate to write to the same address before 4 October.