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#YourEurope

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)






5 Comments
  • Daryl2606
    2020-12-07 23:43:24

    More than symbols, I would rather include anonymous people's of Europe, showing the diversity that the EU has. The EU is made of people above anything else.

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  • CharlieKelly
    2020-12-07 19:48:25

    I would like to see representations of European Art and important figures from the EU's history.

    Altiero Spinelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, for example.

  • BuddhaDude
    2020-05-09 16:25:40

    right now i cannot say for sure what I would really like to see, but I know for sure which symbols to avoid things like "clasped hands" and other symbols of unity of all are not well recieved right now amongst I dare to say big part of populace thats because rather than evoking image of united EU countires, it evokes pro-immigrant political stand point, which is very controversial choose something that shows people that you care about EU citizens first and foremost

    famous monarchs, writers and artists, especially fom less "represented" members of EU a society is made out of its people, not buildings, hills or flowers

  • helene.aina
    2020-03-06 20:16:34

    more modern examples of what it means to be European (e.g. image of institutional buildings etc. or even words that symbolize the EU (e.g. united in diversity)

    Schuman, founders of the ECSC...

  • RomainV
    2019-12-29 23:16:38

    I really would like to see European fauna or flora on the banknotes and/or coins. It is not about one specific country, or one specific social class, it is about Europe as the actual place where we live. Moreover, many animals and plants are used as symbols of positive values that Europeans can relate to.