LET’S JOIN FORCES!
Under the Partnership Programme, the ECB and the national central banks will:
communicate extensively on the need to adapt cash-handling machines and authentication devices to the new banknotes;
organise a series of events and actions leading up to the launch of the new €20;
deliver digital, audiovisual and print media about the new banknotes, in 23 official European Union languages, to assist partners in communicating with their target groups.
For their part, the partners are expected to take all the necessary steps to ensure that all their stakeholders and ultimately the public are informed in good time. The partners who adapt the machines are expected to ensure that their equipment will accept the new Europa series banknotes as and when they are issued.
WHO CAN BE A PARTNER?
This programme is meant for all those who have a unique role to play in communicating about the introduction of the new euro banknotes, including:
banknote equipment manufacturers and suppliers, the vending machine industry, cash-in-transit companies and all others who deal with or use banknote equipment;
commercial banks, which have employees who are experts in cash handling;
retailers who, in their daily transactions with their customers, receive cash from them and pass it on to them;
travel industry professionals, and bureaux de change operators, who are a vital source of information about currencies for travellers;
professional organisations, associations or other official bodies who, by their nature, provide information on cash-related matters.
HOW TO JOIN THE PROGRAMME
To register as a partner, you need to fill in the online registration form. Once your registration has been validated, you will receive a Login and Password that will allow you to log in to the restricted area of the website.