Digital Euro Association

Shaping the future of digital money


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Who we are

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is a think tank specializing in central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins, crypto assets, and other forms of digital money. In particular, we focus on the private and the public digital euro.

The Digital Euro Association (DEA) is an independent voice of society, committed to advancing values such as freedom, privacy, and transparent governance in digital money.

Our Expertise

Public Digital Euro / CBDC

A central bank digital currency (CBDC) is a digital currency issued by a central bank. In the case of a retail CBDC, the CBDC is available to the private end-user. The ECB uses the term “digital euro” to define a euro CBDC.

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Private Digital Euro / Euro stablecoins

Stablecoins are crypto assets that maintain a (relatively) constant price due to a stabilization mechanism and are therefore not subject to high volatility. Stability is ensured, e.g., by holding reserves in fiat currencies, government bonds, or other assets.

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The CBDC Manifesto

The CBDC Manifesto proposes 5 major CBDC design recommendations, which can be used as a roadmap by central banks to devise an optimal CBDC development plan.

"The digitization of the monetary system is progressing. The monetary system will undergo fundamental changes over the next decade."
Jonas New
Dr. Jonas Gross


What we offer


We provide education about the digital euro following a diverse approach. This approach includes written publications as well as podcasts, videos, interactive webinars, and panel discussions.


We build a multidisciplinary community and provide a platform for knowledge exchange, aiming to improve understanding of the potential of the digital euro and support various industries in building digital euro-based use cases.


We foster collaborations and belong to the leading thinktanks worldwide around digital currencies with a focus on the private sector digital euro (e.g. stablecoins) and the public sector digital euro (CBDCs).

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From Our Blog

Stay up to date with the latest digital euro news

DEA Thesis Awards 2023: Call for Theses on central bank digital currencies and stablecoins

DEA Thesis Awards 2023: Call for Theses on central bank digital currencies and stablecoins

Jan 24, 2023 9:49:54 AM 1 min read
Privacy and CBDCs - DEA Working Group Paper

Privacy and CBDCs - DEA Working Group Paper

Jan 19, 2023 2:30:00 PM 2 min read


Jan 17, 2023 9:00:00 AM 1 min read

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