7th Simulation Conference of the ECB

The 7th ECB Simulation Conference for university students, the only one of its kind at the pan-European level, will return to Athens from December 15 to 18, 2023. One of the most important interdisciplinary initiatives in Greece, the ECB Simulation Conference welcomes university students and graduates from a variety of academic backgrounds, primarily economics, law, and international studies.

The upcoming Conference will explore a broader and more flexible range of topics, including the role of the ECB in perma-crises, the challenges and opportunities of ESG integration in the financial sector, and the challenges of adopting a digital euro.

The Conference has been supported by a number of organizations, including the Bank of Greece, the Hellenic Bank Association, the M.Sc. International Negotiations program at the Athens University of Economics and Business, the National Bank of Greece, and Alpha Bank. In 2020, the conference findings were included in the first revision of the ECB strategy in 18 years through the ECB Listens program. Since 2021, the ECB has been represented in the conference proceedings.

Feedback from the Previous Conference:

At the conclusion of the Conference, the participants were able to assess its structure and procedures and communicate their insights with the organizing team:

  • 95.71% of the participants assessed that the Conference largely met their expectations.
  • 88.57% of the participants believed that the Study Material, which was sent to them in advance, significantly facilitated their preparation.
  • 94.29% of the participants claimed that the workings of the Training Day increased their scientific knowledge.
  • 88.57% of the participants evaluated that the examined topics largely met their expectations.
  • 97.14% of the participants believed that initiatives such as the Conference promote the role and workings of the ECB.
  • 92.85% of the participants acknowledged that the Conference significantly increased their scientific knowledge of the examined topics.
Important Information

7th ECB Simulation Conference

The topics that were discussed in the 7th ECB Simulation Conference:

1. Interaction of Monetary and Fiscal Policy.
2. Inflation: causes and tools for tackling it.
3. Monetary Policy: Its response and efficiency in a Perma-Crisis environment.
4. ESG transformation in the financial sector and its challenges.
5. Challenges of adopting a Digital Euro solution.

On the Training Day of the 7th ECB Simulation Conference participated:

1. Gikas Hardouvelis, Chair of the Board of Directors at the National Bank of Greece
2. Christos Gortsos, Professor of Public Economic Law and Academic Head of the LLM Program in “Financial Regulation” at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), as well as President of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute.
3. Konstantinos Drakos, Vice Rector, Athens University of Economics and Business

Conference Venues

Karatzas Megaron - National Bank of Greece

Aiolou 82, 10551, Athens

The first day of the Conference -Training Day- will be held in the HQ of National Bank of Greece. Karatzas Megaron (Aiolou 82, 10551, Athens) is located on Kotzia Square, near the Omonia and Panepistimiou metro and bus stations. Bus lines 025, 026, 035, 227, and 500 stop near the Megaron.

Athens University of Economics and Business – Troias Building

Troias 2, 11362, Athens

The main procedures of the Conference will be hosted in the modern Troias building of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Troias 2 (11362, Athens) is located near Evelpidon GYS Park, with nearby metro station Victoria and bus stations GYS, Angelopoulou, and Eptanisou. Bus lines 224, 035, 022, and 622 stop at these stations. To view the building spaces, please click the button below.