ECB Meeting Schedule

ECB Meeting Schedule – The European Central Bank (ECB) press conference is held monthly, about 45 minutes after the Minimum Bid Rate is announced. The conference is approximately an hour long and has two parts. Firstly, a prepared statement is read, then the conference is open to press questions. The press conference examines the factors which affected the ECB’s interest rate decision and deals with the overall economic outlook and inflation. Most importantly, it provides clues regarding future monetary policy. High levels of volatility can frequently be observed during the press conference as press questions lead to unscripted answers.

ECB Meeting Schedule

ECB Meeting Schedule

MonthDateFinancial Event
January21ECB monetary policy meeting
March11ECB monetary policy meeting
April22ECB monetary policy meeting
June10ECB monetary policy meeting
July22ECB monetary policy meeting
September09ECB monetary policy meeting
October28ECB monetary policy meeting
December16ECB monetary policy meeting

Other Meetings To Look Out For In 2021

DatesEvents
23/01/2020Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
19/02/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
12/03/2020Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
01/04/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
02/04/2020General Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
30/04/2020 Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
20/05/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
04/06/2020Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB (external meeting hosted by De Nederlandsche Bank)
24/06/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
25/06/2020General Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
16/07/2020Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
29/07/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
10/09/2020Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
23/09/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
24/09/2020General Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
07/10/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
29/10/2020Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
18/11/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
02/12/2020Governing Council of the ECB: non-monetary policy meeting in Frankfurt
03/12/2020General Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt
10/12/2020Press conference following the Governing Council meeting of the ECB in Frankfurt