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?
Who chose and wrote the content?
The content, and topics for debate have been pre-selected and structured by the Positive Money Europe team, and prepared with the help of consultants and feedback from local partners.
The writing of the content was done with the objective to help citizens understand the current debate on the future of the European Central Bank (ECB), by giving them an overview of the different views on this issue and the justifications behind them.
We have deliberately chosen not to adopt a theoretical approach to the debate. Instead we tried to map out what the different views in the debate on the ECB currently are, while following three guiding principles during the writing process:
Neutrality: while we do not claim the content presented on this platform to be perfectly representative of what certain academics are currently arguing for, we hope that in its entirety, it is representative of the overall debate on central banking in the eurozone.
Political relevance: given that the goal of this debate is to provide constructive input to the the ongoing ECB strategy review, we have limited the content to approaches and proposals that could realistically be implemented by the ECB in the coming year.
Citizens-friendliness: as the aim of the platform is to get uninformed citizens up to speed on the role of the ECB, we tried to simplify the content as much as is possible, while still ensuring the accuracy of the information provided.
Despite these efforts, we are certain that much improvement in the content is still possible, and we welcome any constructive feedback, if they follow the three guiding principles set out above.