The findings of the 6th ECB Simulation Conference for university students took place from 9 to 12 December 2022 in Athens are now available! The findings are the result of the delegates’ discussions on the agenda and their proposals during the sessions. Following the inclusion of the 2020 findings in the official ECB Listens dialogue, Get Involved continues to publish the results of the delegates’ dialogue.
Publishing the results of the dialogue each year gives stakeholders the opportunity to have a review of the dialogue available to them, but also allows the conference to communicate the views and concerns of participants to external stakeholders. In these debates, participants are in the 18-30 age range, and 59% of participants are women, testifying to the broad inclusion and diversity of young people in contemporary economic issues through the Simulation conference. The above data is a point of added value for us at Get Involved, as young people are becoming a part of the dialogue. On the contrary, in the first broad dialogue attempted by the ECB in 2020, the sample was over-represented by men and older age groups, as 76% of respondents were male and 40% were over 55 years old.
The final text of the findings of the 6th ECB Simulation Conference for university students includes the conclusions of the dialogue on the issues:
- Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism
- Inflation (types, forms, components, historical data, and forecasts)
- The correlation between Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the period of pandemic and geopolitical developments
- Central Bank Digital Currency and the Digital Euro
From the participants’ presentations, the issue of ESG and transformation challenges for the financial system was mentioned, which was not included in the original agenda of the organizing committee but was met with unanimous acceptance in the conference proceedings.