Generation €uro Students' Award 2020/2021

Generation €uro winners with their trophy

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2021 Generation €uro Students’ Award

Students from Belvedere College in Dublin have won the 2021 Generation €uro Students’ Award.

The National Final saw Ireland’s brightest young economists – students from Belvedere College in Dublin, Coláiste Ghobnatan in Cork, and Killorglin Community College in Kerry - compete in a tightly contested National Final.

The three teams taking part in the National Final presented their analysis of the current economic conditions and the appropriate interest rate for the euro area to the Generation €uro Judging Panel.

Winning economic students Garret Molloy, Paul Flanagan and Vincent Lin from Belvedere College, and their teacher Caoimhe McCormack, will now represent Ireland at the European Central Bank where they will virtually meet ECB President Christine Lagarde and the other winning teams from across Europe.

About Generation €uro

Every year, Central Bank of Ireland runs the Generation €uro Students’ Award, a national competition for Transition Year and 5th Year students, which promotes awareness of monetary policy and macroeconomics.

It is run with the European Central Bank (ECB) and other national central banks in the euro area host the competition in their countries. We are searching for Ireland’s brightest young economists to play the role of the ECB's Governing Council, perform their own analysis of the economy and set what they believe is an appropriate interest rate for the euro area.

Students enter the competition in teams of three to five, with a nominated teacher acting as mentor.

Teams are tested over three different rounds - a quiz, a written analysis and a presentation.

The successful teams from the online quiz move to the second round where they will be asked to analyse economic conditions and determine an appropriate interest rate for the euro area.

Three finalists are then chosen to attend the National Final, where they will present their findings to a panel of senior economists from the Central Bank before a National Winner is announced.

Who do I Contact for More Information?

If you have any questions about the competition or any of the stages, please get in touch with us at: generationeuro@centralbank.ie.

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