Every year on 3 October, the popular programme encourages organisations to participate in its initiative “Türen auf für die Maus” (Doors open for the Mouse). The idea of the initiative is to give children access to public and private places which are normally off-limits to them and allow them to learn about what the organisations do.
The 80 special guests and their families were welcomed to the ECB and invited to learn about its activities and the value of our money, the euro.
TV station WDR also sent along Armin Maiwald, one of the presenters of the show, together with a crew to film the event. The kids took a fast ride to the 27th floor to see the Frankfurt skyline from above and had a chance to sit around the table in the Governing Council’s meeting room on the top floor. They also learned about the inflation monster with Anna and Alex and the value of money with a simulation game. In a second workshop they met a banknote expert and learned how to easily spot a counterfeit, as well as getting to hold the new €20 before its official release on 25 November.
While the kids were entertained by Armin and ECB staff, their parents had the chance to find out more about the ECB and banking supervision through presentations and question and answer sessions.
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