ECB, ESCB and the Eurosystem

Since 1 January 1999 the European Central Bank (ECB) has been responsible for conducting monetary policy for the euro area - the world’s largest economy after the United States.

Internal Auditors Committee

The Internal Auditors Committee (IAC) is the internal audit function for the Eurosystem/ESCB. The IAC, in accordance with the Eurosystem/ESCB Audit Charter, assists in the achievement of Eurosystem/ESCB objectives by providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the performance of Eurosystem/ESCB tasks and activities.

For information on monetary policy and the Eurosystem, see our Monetary Policy section.

ECB: Banknotes and Coins - The first 10 years

The European Central Bank (ECB), in conjuction with the Central Bank of Ireland, has published a press kit which contains information about the tenth anniversary of euro banknotes and coins.

The kit outlines the history of the euro, from design to production, and describes activities planned to mark the anniversary. You can view the kit here


The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched two new interactive games - €CONOMIA, a Monetary Policy game and Inflation Island game which you can view here.

The ECB also has a selection of interactive games featuring Euro notes and coins.


The European Central Bank (ECB) has published FACTS, a multi-lingual collection of 40 presentation slides on central banking in Europe. Please click here to view this presentation.