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ECB Forum on Central Banking

The ECB Forum on Central Banking is an annual event organised by the European Central Bank and is ordinarily held in Sintra, Portugal. The 2020 edition was held as an online event on 11 and 12 November 2020.

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 - 2021

ECB Forum on Central Banking - 2021

The next ECB Forum on Central Banking is expected to take place from 28 to 30 June 2021.

The theme of the 2020 Forum was “Central banks in a shifting world”, reflecting the need of central banks to adapt on an ongoing basis to changing national and international circumstances.

Photos from the forum

During the event, we examined topics central to the ongoing review of the ECB’s monetary policy strategy, including the consequences of recent trends in (de)globalisation, the impact of COVID-19 on European and global economies, macro-financial implications of climate change and the challenges posed by low natural interest rates. Other aspects of the strategy review, such as the operationalisation of the ECB’s price stability objective, monetary policy instruments and communication were also addressed during the Forum.