Press conference for the launch of Citéco – 22 September 2015

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    Press conference for the launch of Citéco – 22 September 2015
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On 22 September, coinciding with the start of the 2015-2016 school year, the Governor of the Banque de France, Christian Noyer, announced the launch of Citéco/Cité de l’Économie et de la Monnaie, a major step for the innovative project started in 2011 which aims to provide the general public, and especially young people, with educational resources about economics.

The press conference saw the unveiling of the new visual identity for the project, coupled with its new website and the full calendar of events for the 2015-2016 school year.

The visual identity of the Cité de l’Économie

The name Citéco was chosen because it’s short and easy to remember, underscoring the educational aspect of the Cité de l’Économie et de la Monnaie and its aim to be accessible to the general public. The shortened name has been combined with a new logo and a new visual identity. The first information campaign features three characters who are inspired by Citéco’s educational resources to find out more about the economy.

The new web site

The site has been updated to incorporate the Cité’s new visual identity and uses Responsive Web Design to make it more compatible with mobile devices.

2015-2016 Citéco event calendar

For the first time, the Cité published a full calendar of events and publications for the whole school year : Citéco conferences and debates in Paris and across France (e.g. Rendez-vous de l’histoire on 10 October, Journées de l’économie on 14 October, Rencontres des sciences économiques et sociales on 19 January), temporary exhibition at Cap Sciences in Bordeaux (February to May 2016), and new online tools. A progress report was also given on the renovation of the Hôtel Gaillard, the historical monument which will house Citéco and which is due to open to the public in 2019.

Click here for a video about our new visual identity and to find out more about the new logo.

Click here for an updated list of educational resources available at

See, on the opposite column, for the text of C. Noyer’s speech, a press kit, a brochure on Citéco and the 2015-2016 events calendar.

Published on 15 October 2015.