Generation €uro Students’ Award Finalists Announced

30 March 2016 Press Release

The Central Bank of Ireland has announced the finalists of the Generation €uro Students’ Award for 2016. 278 entries were received in this year’s competition which challenges schools simulate the role of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank to determine the most appropriate interest rate for the euro area.

Students from Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Tipperary, Summerhill College, Sligo and St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan have been invited to compete in the National Final of the Competition in the Central Bank of Ireland on 8 April. The National Winners will represent Ireland at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt in May where they will meet ECB President Mario Draghi and the winning teams from across Europe.


The Generation €uro Students’ Award is a euro area initiative organised by the European Central Bank (ECB) and participating national central banks across the euro area including the Central Bank of Ireland. Further information is available at

The competition is now in its fifth year and consists of three rounds including an online quiz, a group essay and a presentation by three finalist teams to a panel of senior economists and a Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland representative at the Central Bank of Ireland