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Ana, Economist
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Economist in EU Institutions and Fora

What I particularly like about my work at the ECB

When I joined the ECB six years ago, I was looking for a new professional challenge. During my time here I have worked on many different projects and have seen the direct impact of my contribution.

It has always been part of my daily work to interact with many different stakeholders, both within the ECB and externally (such as the national central banks, the European Supervisory Authorities or the European Parliament), and this is something that I really value – I learn from them every day and I truly feel that we are working together to achieve common goals.

How my work makes a difference

The exciting thing about being in an institution like the ECB is that there are so many ways to contribute. I am now working in the division that is responsible for relations with EU institutions.

Here, I am mostly involved in the work of the Economic Policy Committee and in the banking supervision discharging accountability towards the European Parliament.

I have previously been involved in topics as diverse as the development of a new dataset on insurance corporations and pension funds, producing a guideline on payments or designing a Risk Dashboard to assess macroprudential risk.

Three things I like about Frankfurt

I live in the heart of the city and I really enjoy the buzz of life there! Everything I need for my daily routine is within walking distance, which is priceless.

Also, for someone from Portugal, it’s amazing to be in the centre of Europe, with great transport connections, and to be able to travel to many different places within an hour or so.