On 8 November 2012, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank announced the introduction of a second series of euro banknotes, called the ‘Europa’ series.

The new banknotes will be introduced gradually over several years. So far, the €5 and €10 note have been launched and the €20 is due to be launched in November 2015. More information on each of these notes, and on the Central Bank's stakeholder engagement in relation to the introduction of the second series of banknotes, is available through the links on the left.

More general information on the second series is available at and

The Euro Cash Academy tells you about euro banknotes and their security features. Please click on the image below for more information.