Final and award ceremony of the "Generation €uro Students' Award" secondary school competition
The final and award ceremony of the Eurosystem’s secondary school competition “Generation €uro Students’ Award” were held on Thursday 20 April 2023 at the BCL’s Auditorium. It concluded the tenth edition, launched in October 2022, of the competition in Luxembourg.
21 teams took part in the first round of the competition, an online quiz with 30 questions about the Eurosystem and its monetary policy. Of these 21 teams, 15 were selected for the second round, in which they had to make a monetary policy decision and explain in writing the reasoning behind that decision.
The final of Thursday 20 April brought together the top three teams from the second round, which had to present a new monetary policy decision and answer questions from the BCL jury.
After the teams’ presentations and the jury’s deliberation, Mr. Gaston Reinesch, Governor of the BCL and member of the Governing Council of the ECB, opened the award ceremony.
The list of laureates is as follows:
- First prize: A.M.A.S. St George's from the St. George’s International School, composed of Stefan Binkowski, Mathilda Marchand, Ana Pasa and Albert York (teacher: Mrs Julia van Kalles);
- Second prize : STG Pupils from the St. George’s International School, composed of Pietro Aimasso, Jermy Harcourt and Noé Teyssier (teacher: Mrs Julia van Kalles);
- Third prize: European School from the European School I, composed of Nina Bernsdorff, Eduardo De La Fuente, Mark Doyle, Filippa Gesinski et Lilja Parkkinen (teacher: Mr Lars Thuesen).
The winning team, A.M.A.S. St George's, will participate in the European award ceremony, together with the winners of the other national Eurosystem competitions, which will take place at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt under the chairmanship of Mrs Christine Lagarde, President of the ECB, on 31 May 2023.
The "Generation €uro Students' Award" is organized by the BCL in Luxembourg and is aimed at students of 2nd or 12th grade studying economics. The competition is played in teams of three to five students supervised by a teacher "coach". It is open to all schools in Luxembourg. Participation is possible in English or French. The competition is organized simultaneously in eleven member countries of the euro area by the respective national central banks.
Mr Gaston Reinesch, Governor of the BCL, and the members of the A.M.A.S. St George's team.
Mr Gaston Reinesch, Governor of the BCL, and the members of the STG pupils team.
Mr Gaston Reinesch, Governor of the BCL, and the members of the European School team.
Mr Gaston Reinesch, Governor of the BCL, the three finalist teams and the BCL Generation €uro jury, during the awards ceremony of the 2022-2023 edition.