Meet the Bank of ItalyThe initiative designed to raise public awareness of the tasks and functions of Italy's central bank

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The 'Meet the Bank of Italy' initiative is a forum for dialogue with members of the public set up to discuss the Bank of Italy’s activities, tasks and objectives, with the aim of dispelling doubts or popular misconceptions and of answering questions in an open, simple and direct way.

The first cycle of 60 meetings will be held in 17 cities and are built around 4 core themes. During each event a panel of Bank of Italy and external experts and journalists will interact with members of the public to discuss the Bank's tasks and institutional functions and the impact they have on people’s everyday lives and on the country's general welfare.

The four themes dealt with in each meeting are:
  1. Stability in the financial sector and protecting consumers of banking and financial services;
  2. Innovation in the payment system, FinTech and crypto assets;
  3. Statistics for economic analysis;
  4. Monetary policy and maintaining currency stability.

Meet the Bank of Italy

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Topics

Stability in the financial sector and protecting consumers of banking and financial services

Banking supervision is a complex and multifaceted activity that is necessary to preserve the stability and efficiency of the financial system.

Innovation in the payment system, FinTech and crypto assets

The payment system and the services that support the proper functioning of the markets are the principle components of the financial infrastructure of each country.

Statistics for economic analysis

Statistics help us to understand the world around us and find our place in it, they illustrate the interlinkages between sectors and countries, and they form the basis of national and international economic analyses. Ultimately they help us to take the best decisions in the interests of the wider community.

Monetary policy and maintaining currency stability

Today money continues to be a means of payment, store of value, and medium of exchange. In order for it to carry out all of these functions effectively, confidence in its value must be preserved over time: responsibility for this falls to monetary policy.