All about us, FAQs...
- Who is behind the European Citizens Bank?
- Why was the European Citizens Bank initiative created?
- What are the expected outcomes of this initiative?
- What can I do on the platform?
- Do I need any prior knowledge of finance and the economy to read the content?
- How is the content on the platform structured?
- Who chose and wrote the content?
- What are the interactive webinars and how do I register for them?
- What is the final online deliberation event?
- What will the final online deliberation event look like?
- How can I debate on the platform?
- How do I get selected for the final online deliberation event?
- Can I contribute to a national debate even if I am not a citizen of that country?
- What languages are available on the platform?
- What are conversations?
- What kind of data is being collected on the platform?
- Why am I seeing a different language?
- What is Decidim and Open Source Politics?
- How do I contact the platform administrators?
What can I do on the platform?
On the platform you can do four things.
Learn. You can read about how the European Central Bank (ECB) works by reading through the beginner’s handbook. You can consult the various content on the platform, such as the most common concerns that citizens have about the economy today, and the approaches that we suggest the ECB could take to address these concerns.
Exchange. You can discuss with other citizens the ECB’s role in the European Union by joining the forums in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands or Spain on the platform. You can endorse and comment on the content that you find interesting. You can also join the interactive webinars in your country and directly address your questions to experts in the field.
Propose. You can make your own proposals. If your proposal receives enough support, it might be included in the recommendations that will ultimately be sent to the ECB!
Take Action. Finally, you can sign up for the chance to participate in a real recommendation process with your fellow citizens to produce concrete proposals for the ECB. This will be done together with professional facilitators who will guide the participants through the process. As space for this event is limited, we urge you to sign up as quickly as possible!