A digital Euro: challenges and opportunities

Wednesday 7 September 2022, 10.00 - 13.00

10.00    Welcome and introduction

  • Stefano PALMIERI, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), EESC
  • Antonio GARCÍA DEL RIEGO, Study Group President, EESC

10.10 What, why and how? - Institutional perspective on the introduction of a digital euro 

Panel discussion with:

  • Evelien WITLOX, Digital Euro Programme Manager, European Central Bank
  • Jan CEYSSENS, Head of Unit “Digital finance”, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission

Q & A and debate with EESC members and external participants

11.10 The role of a digital euro in an inclusive, digital and sustainable economy

Panel discussion with:

  • Alexandra MANIATI, Senior Director for Innovation & Cybersecurity, European Banking Federation
  • Alin Iacob, Chairman of the Romanian Association of Financial Services Users (AURSF) and member of the Board of Better Finance
  • Karel LANNOO, CEO of Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and General Manager of European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI)
  • Jean-Pierre LANDAU, Professor and Researcher, Economics Department, Sciences Po
  • Jonas GROSS, Chairman, Digital Euro Association

Q & A and debate with EESC members and external participants 

12.45 Summary and conclusions

  • Juraj SIPKO, Rapporteur, EESC

13.00 End of the debate

The event will be webstreamed (original, EN, FR, DE). No registration is needed and participation is free of charge.

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