Sponsor Profile
European Central Bank


Presenting Speakers

  • Francis Gross
    Directorate General Statistics of the European Central Bank

About the Sponsor

Here at the European Central Bank (ECB), we work to keep prices stable in the euro area. We do this so that you will be able to buy as much with your money tomorrow as you can today.

We also contribute to the safety and soundness of the European banking system. This helps to ensure that your money stays safe in the bank.

We keep inflation under control

The ECB is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which use the euro. Our main task is to maintain price stability. We do this by making sure that inflation remains low, stable and predictable. In this way, we seek to help you plan your saving and spending.

We keep inflation under control

The ECB is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which use the euro. Our main task is to maintain price stability. We do this by making sure that inflation remains low, stable and predictable. In this way, we seek to help you plan your saving and spending.

We develop and issue euro banknotes

We invest in new technologies to make the banknotes you use more secure and resistant to wear and tear. We coordinate their production and issuance with the countries that use the euro.

We keep the financial infrastructure running smoothly

When you pay for your shopping electronically or transfer money digitally, we’re there to help you. We manage and support the network behind the scenes – the market infrastructure – which helps money to flow smoothly and efficiently, within countries and across borders.

We help preserve financial stability

We identify and give recommendations for reducing risks that could throw the financial system out of balance, such as stock market turmoil or a sharp fall in house prices. This helps people like you, as well as businesses, to plan and invest for the future with confidence.