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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
  • Agodlessmonstrosity
    2019-08-26 12:37:21

    Discontinuing 1 and 2 cent coins, introducing a five euro coin

  • ChristinaK
    2019-08-24 17:47:24

    famous monuments of european countries e.g The Parthenon famous philosophers

    Socrates, Plato, Aristotle,

  • Eleana
    2019-08-24 08:23:45

    A new symbol with a new approach. Unity, acceptance for the people and care for the environment

    Wold be very careful choosing. Not many of them are accepted by everyone and worked without any benefits

  • GiulioPappa
    2019-08-23 10:51:01

    Specific symbols like histarical figures from the past or pictures of famous Eu building

    Fathers of Eu: De Gasperi, Adenauer, ecc...

  • matiygeorgiew
    2019-08-21 23:01:42

    Less bulky coins. Thinner and smoother