It's Your Currency,
Have Your Say

What is "Europe"? Where is Europe? Who is a European? What does it mean to be a European?

We live in a Europe of many different people, with different opinions and different identities. This is Europe's great strength; its Unity in Diversity. To better reflect these differences and similarities, this project aims to engage EU citizens with creating new symbols that show what "Europe" is.

The original designs were chosen by politicians, in an age when the internet was still relatively new and when "Europe" was mostly Western nations. The world has changed since then. The EU has grown much larger, the EU faces new opportunities and new challenges, and the rapid expansion of the internet allows much greater interaction between European citizens and European governments. The#YourEurope project is the first initiative to get EU citizens involved in changing the symbols of the EU's currency, to better reflect what it means to be a "European" today.

It's your Europe. Have your say.

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Please answer the following questions on a scale of 1 star (Strongly Disagree) to 10 stars (Strongly Agree)

Q The currency should keep the designs it already has

Q The currency should be redesigned

Q I like the current designs of the euro currency

Q The euro currency’s current designs are a good representation of “Europe” to the rest of the world

Q The current designs of the euro currency reflect what it means to be a citizen of the EU

Q The current designs of the euro currency reflect what is means to be a “European”

Q The current designs make me feel “European”

Q The currency designs should feature images of people

Q The currency should show famous Europeans from history

Q The currency should show Europeans from art

Q The designs should show images of actual monuments or buildings in Europe

Q The designs should show images of fictional monuments or building styles (e.g. medieval, Roman, industrial)

Q The designs should show images of European nature (e.g. birds, animals, flowers)

Q The designs should show images of European landscapes (e.g. islands, mountains, rivers)

Q The designs should show a map of the European continent

Q The designs should show a map of only EU members

Q The designs should show a map of only Eurozone members

Q Please drag the boxes below into your preferred order

  • The currency should show actual Europeans from history (e.g. Mozart, Marie Curie, Erasmus);
  • The currency should show imagined Europeans from art (e.g. Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Michelangelo’s David);
  • The currency should show generic images of “unity” (e.g. clasped hands, embracing people);
  • The currency should show abstract symbols of “unity” (e.g. circles, intersecting lines);
  • The currency designs should not be changed;

Q What would you like to see in a new banknote/coin design? What symbols, general or specific?

Q What historical figures would you include, if any?

Please upload your design (up to 2Mb pdf, jpg or png files)

  • tom.r22
    2021-02-10 15:24:03

    European animals, historical figures, European landmarks

    Mozart, da Vinci, Voltaire, Marie Curie, van Gogh, Erasmus, Vasco da Gama, Columbus, Nikola Tesla, Charles Darwin, etc. Generally, any individuals whose discoveries/contributions/voyages etc. have benefited or can be enjoyed by all Europeans, as opposed to national heroes who would reinforce nationalist sentiment.

  • lucasiepmann
    2021-02-10 14:19:14

    Mozart, Schuman, Marie Curie

  • mariecharbonneau
    2021-01-31 17:16:06

    I would either something that illustrates European aim and values such as togetherness, fraternity, community, .... It could Be represented by abstract illustration the convo those ideas. Or, banknotes could be representing historical and key moments of European creation as well as integration. Pictures of events that occurred that had a particularly huge impact on Europe. It should not be too attached to one country.

    if banknotes and coin were to include figures I suggest it would be people such as the EU pioneers: Schuman, Delors, Adenauer, Churchill (even if not in the EU, still played a major part in its creation). The problem would each nationality could not be represented. Or, it could feature EU officials that had an important impact on the EU development (BCE President, ....). I believe the reflexion on what should appear on banknotes and coins should be restricted to the Euro zone.

  • Marco22
    2021-01-29 18:43:01

    The EU's motto (United in Diversity), bigger EU flags, EU Headquarters

    It should include the founding fathers of the EU

  • Hermine
    2020-12-09 12:51:57

    People that contributed to the development of the EU and famous buildings/constructions that are symbols of some of the EU member states.

    the creation of the eurozone, creation of the european union, dates of some members entering the EU with a map of this country or an important building/museum/monument from this country. For ex: France, with the date and then the eiffel tower or Jean Monnet.