Strategy review: your opinion matters!

Scrutinising monetary policy

In January 2020, we – the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) – undertook a thorough assessment of our monetary policy strategy, in collaboration with the European Central Bank (ECB) and the 18 other central banks of the euro area. Our aim is thus to initiate an in-depth discussion of the numerous issues raised by monetary policy and ensure that our strategy continues to achieve what it is intended to do: guaranteeing stable, predictable prices.

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Your opinion is important

We are responsible for price stability, but stable prices concern everyone, whether you are a consumer, running a business, saving or borrowing. That is why we want to know your ideas and concerns before defining our strategy for the future. Surveys are being organised throughout the euro area. In Belgium, the NBB listens to Belgian citizens and civil society organisations.

Online listening event

On Friday, 22 January 2021 the NBB organised an online listening event in which representatives of Belgian civil society organisations shared their points of view on monetary policy. A recording of the listening event is available here.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact

What becomes of your contribution?

Every contribution from you is valuable information for us. The ideas and comments obtained from the on-line survey and the digital panel discussion will be taken into account in determining our future strategy. In particular, we plan to publish a summary of the contributions received and to share it with the ECB and the other national central banks of the euro area. That will enable your desires and concerns to be made known.