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The Digital Euro Association e.V.’s General Assembly 2023

A recap of the most important resolutions and milestones of 2022 

On May 16, 2023, the DEA’s 2023 general assembly took place joined by eligible members and the executive board. The DEA’s active and supporting members joined to pass resolutions, recap the milestones of 2022 and discuss the DEA’s strategy and goals for 2023.

DEA’s 2022

The DEA’s journey over the past year was outlined with milestones such as the extension of the DEA’s executives, the provision of industry insights to the ECB on the digital euro, the addition of the “This Month in Digital Money” news format to the Digital Euro Podcast release plan, the release of the first two DEA Working Groups outcomes entitled “Stablecoins: Introduction and recommendations for the European Union” and “Ahead of the Digital Euro: Public Digital Euro Working Group Recommendations” which are shown below, addition of the format “Question of the Month”, hosting the first DEA Summerfest in Frankfurt with community members, and addition of central bank members to the DEA community. 


Published DEA Working Group White Papers

Furthermore, the DEA celebrated the release of the CBDC Manifesto at the CBDC Summit 2022 in Washington DC together with the CBDC Think Tank, the addition of the format “Techy Tuesday”, a technical product walk-through series, the third working group iteration on “Privacy and Central Bank Digital Currencies” being conducted and the release of the corresponding outcome as well as the premier of the first Digital Money Academy on CBDCs as an expansion of the educational offers by the DEA.

In 2022, the DEA community grew by a total of 354 new individual members. Expert members grew by 36% in 2022. Fellows also saw a significant 111% growth. 

Related to institutional members, the DEA welcomed nine new active members and six new supporting members in 2022. As per the DEA blog, website, social media,  podcast and newsletter, there was an overall positive growth trend in terms of clicks, subscribers, followers and engagement over the course of 2022.

Election of a new executive board

The DEA board was unanimously elected as follows:

  • Jonas Gross as Chairman 
  • Philipp Sandner as first Vice Chairman
  • Daniel Holk as second Vice Chairman 
  • Valentin Seehausen as Secretary
  • Lena Grale as Treasurer
  • Anne-Sophie Gógl as Vice Treasurer

All members of the board accepted their proposed roles and shared their 2023 vision for the DEA. The new board members talked about the importance of reactive and proactive engagement regarding publications from policy-makers, the ECB,  as well as worldwide developments and news on topics such as stablecoins and CBDC advancements. They further placed focus on increased engagement with the DEA community in 2023 (i.e., foster collaboration with members through the working groups, social media and strengthen institutional community ties via joint events, research and publication efforts). 

The way forward

The DEA 2023 strategy and budget plan were presented. The general goals, community growth, strategy for the DEA working groups, social media growth strategy, various research projects, collaborations, and budget plan were outlined by the relevant executives.  It was noted that the DEA’s highest priority in 2023 is related to further expanding its human resources. Concrete goals include the increased outreach and size of the DEA community, striving to become a leading independent voice for all stakeholders on digital money-related topics, extending the interaction with policy-makers and institutions (i.e., ECB, politicians, European Commission) to impact the debate on CBDCs and stablecoins further, continuously launch new iterations of the DEA Working Groups on relevant topics and the further expansion of the DEA educational services.


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