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ECB Forum on Central Banking

The ECB Forum on Central Banking – the Sintra Forum – is an annual event organised by the European Central Bank and is held in Sintra, Portugal.

It brings together central bank governors, academics, financial market representatives, journalists and others to exchange views on current policy issues and discuss the Forum’s key topic from a longer-term perspective.

ECB Forum on Central Banking - 2024

The theme of the 2024 ECB Forum on Central Banking will be “Monetary policy in an era of transformation”. The Forum will take place from 1 to 3 July 2024 in Sintra.

2024 programme and live webcast


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Young Economist Prize 2024

Every year the ECB offers PhD students in economics or finance the opportunity to share their research at the ECB Forum on Central Banking and win €10,000. Applications for this year’s Young Economist Prize were open until 12 February 2024.

More information on the Young Economist Prize 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the ECB Forum in our answers to some frequently asked questions.

FAQs about the 2024 ECB Forum

For media

Various international and national media are invited to attend the Forum each year.

For media

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Past editions of the ECB Forum on Central Banking

Since 2014, leading voices in the world of central banking have gathered every year in the beautiful surroundings of Sintra, Portugal, to discuss current policy issues and exchange views on a chosen topic from a longer-term perspective.

Find out more about the past editions of the ECB Sintra Forum

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