Digital euro: Exploring retail CBDC for the euro area Current Focus

Application deadline

10 March 2023


Central bank digital currencies have shaped the discussion on future trends in payments over the past few years. The Eurosystem is now exploring the idea of creating a digital form of its currency for the public, which would complement banknotes and coins. A digital euro would offer people an additional way to pay that would be available anywhere in the euro area. As a new form of public money, the digital euro could foster innovation in the European payments sector and provide an anchor of stability in the digital age. Together with its Eurosystem partners, the Bundesbank is looking into how a digital euro could be designed to meet the evolving demand for digital money.


  • Trends in payment behaviour and ongoing digitalisation in the economy
  • Motivation to explore CBDC in the euro area
  • Foundational design options for a digital euro
  • Role of intermediaries in the distribution of a digital euro
  • Outlook: Next steps in the digital euro project

Target group

Anyone interested in the exploration of the digital euro.

Technical requirements

Computer with microphone, camera, speakers or headphones; an up-to-date internet browser.

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