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Generation €uro Students’ Award: Team from Centro de Educação Integral (S. João da Madeira) wins final

The team ‘Só CEI que nada CEI’ from Centro de Educação Integral (S. João da Madeira) won the 6th Portuguese Generation €uro Students’ Award. The final took place in Banco de Portugal, Lisbon.

Cláudio Silva, Francisca Santos, Rita Ribeiro and their teacher Jacinta Valente, from Centro de Educação Integral (S. João da Madeira), were awarded first prize, which they received from Hélder Rosalino, member of the Board of Directors of Banco de Portugal, and will go to Frankfurt am Main (Germany) on 4 April to take part in the European prize-giving ceremony. 

The Generation €uro Students’ Award is the first competition for schools on monetary policy organised by the European Central Bank and the Eurosystem national central banks. This initiative aims to raise awareness among secondary school students about the importance of the euro’s monetary policy and price stability. 

 

The following teams took part in the final: 

  • Só CEI que nada CEI - Centro de Educação Integral (S. João da Madeira) - 1st place
  • €uróis - Escola Secundária de São Lourenço (Portalegre) - 2nd place
  • CashMachin€ - Colégio Luso-Francês (Porto) - 3rd place
  • EuroWinner - Agrupamento de Escolas de Oliveira do Hospital - 4th place

 
Jury 

The jury for the final was chaired by Mr Rosalino, and comprised other members of staff from Banco de Portugal and two journalists.

 

Competition rounds

In October 2016, Banco de Portugal invited Portugal’s secondary schools to take part in the Portuguese Generation €uro Students’ Award. In the first round of the competition, students answered a questionnaire on the euro’s monetary policy as a team. In total, 254 teams from 96 Portuguese schools participated in this round. 

The teams with the highest marks were invited to write an essay, in which they had to predict the monetary policy decision of January 2017 by the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, giving relevant arguments. 

Of the 47 teams invited to the second round of the competition, 31 submitted essays. The best were chosen for the competition final, where they defended their arguments in front of the jury. 

€uróis - Escola Secundária de São Lourenço (Portalegre) - 2nd place

CashMachin€ - Colégio Luso-Francês (Porto) - 3rd place

EuroWinner - Agrupamento de Escolas de Oliveira do Hospital - 4th place

Previous awards winners 

  • 1st Award (2011/12): Team from São Lourenço Secondary School (Portalegre) 
  • 2nd Award (2012/13): Team from D. Sancho II Secondary School (Elvas) 
  • 3rd Award (2013/14): Team from Amato Lusitano Secondary School (Castelo Branco)
  • 4th Award (2014/15): Team from São Lourenço Secondary School (Portalegre)
  • 5th Award (2015/16): Team from Colégio Luso-Francês (Porto)