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Generation €uro Students’ Award

Generation €uro is Ireland’s leading economics competition for Transition Year and Fifth Year students. The competition is run by the Central Bank of Ireland in conjunction with the European Central Bank and is conducted simultaneously by other national central banks in the euro area.

The competition comprises of three rounds:

Round OneRegister and complete online quiz10 December 2020 – 5 February 2021
Round TwoAssignment5 February 2021– 19 March 2021
Round ThreePresentation at National Final28 April

Entering the competition is easy. If possible, I would encourage your school to enter at least one team. To take part, students should assemble a team of between three and five people and nominate one teacher as a mentor. A teacher may mentor more than one team.

To register, simply visit , sign-up your team and complete the quiz before the closing date of 5 February 2021. The quiz consists of 30 multiple-choice questions covering various aspects of the euro area and monetary policy. Students may complete the quiz in more than one sitting. Before starting, teams can practise with a trial version of the quiz.

To help prepare for the quiz, you will find lesson plans and other resources on Further information is available on the Central Bank of Ireland Website.

The top scoring teams from Round 1 will progress to Round 2 and three finalist teams will compete in the National Final at the end of April 2021, which may take place at the Central Bank of Ireland in Dublin. The schools that successfully complete each round will be publicised on the Central Bank of Ireland website, social media channels and in national/local media.

The national winners will receive a specially commissioned glass trophy for their school in recognition of their achievement. Individual prizes and certificates will also be awarded to each finalist.

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