Centre for Central Banking Studies

The Bank of England’s CCBS runs an extensive programme of events for central bankers and financial regulators from around the world.


The Bank of England’s Centre for Central Banking Studies (CCBS) runs an extensive programme of events for central bankers and financial regulators from around the world. Our mission is to encourage best practice in central bank policymaking and operations, and to build networks across the global central bank and regulatory community.

What does the CCBS do?

We have four main areas of activity:

  1. We run a substantial programme of international central banking seminars, which are attended by experts from central banks and regulators from all over the world – our speciality since 1990.
  2. We have a new pilot project of technical co-operation and training with a small number of central banks in Africa. The programme is fully funded by the UK government and will run until mid-2019.
  3. We are responsible for the Central Banking Qualification, which the Bank has set up in partnership with Warwick University to train the next generation of central bankers.
  4. We contribute to the Bank of England’s research.

We run a full and varied programme of events and training courses, both in London and abroad, which reflects the diversity of the Bank’s responsibilities. Our courses encourage frank and thought-provoking discussions, and provide opportunities for people taking part to share insights and get a broader perspective on their area of expertise.

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CCBS events

Our seminars, workshops and special events reflect the latest thinking and research on central bank policy and operations. Our speakers are experts in their field, drawn from the Bank of England, London financial markets, academia and the event participants themselves.

CCBS events are aimed at practitioners from central banks and regulatory authorities who can bring their expertise and experience to the table. Seminars are usually a mix of lectures, discussions and case studies to encourage sharing of experience and different approaches used around the world.

London events are held at the Bank of England.

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Apply to attend a CCBS event

Applications to attend a CCBS event open as soon as we publish our prospectus. They close 14 weeks before an event takes place. You must obtain prior approval from your training department. 

Latest Event and Travel Guidance from CCBS

As you will be aware, the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) has made many institutions around the world consider whether they should continue to hold events that require international travel.  With this in mind, the Bank is cancelling or considering alternative methods of delivery for its CCBS events scheduled to 31 May 2020.

You can continue to apply for CCBS events starting after 31 May 2020 and we plan to run them as scheduled.  We will keep that decision under review as the situation evolves and will issue further communications as needed. We would advise you not to make any travel arrangements until you have been officially accepted and we have confirmed that the event will take place in London.  Please be aware that if you are accepted on an event we may be required to cancel it at short notice. 

The Bank apologises for any and all inconvenience involved in this decision.

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To apply for an event, you need to register using our online form. You must use your official organisation email address to register. We will confirm your registration within 24 hours, although this will take longer during weekends or UK public holidays. You will then receive a password by email.

Apply to attend an event

Most events are oversubscribed and places are limited, so we cannot consider late or multiple applications from each organisation. We consider all applications after the closing date and not on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

We will let you know if your application has been successful at least two to three months before an event takes place. We advise you not to book travel until you receive an email from us confirming your place. You should also check if you need a visa to visit the UK. 

You will be required to complete an administration form if you have been accepted as a participant for an event. You should complete this a minimum of three weeks before the event starts.  

CCBS events are free. We cover the cost of tuition, along with some lunches and social activities. Your organisation is responsible for your travel expenses, accommodation and daily living expenses. 

Contact us

Centre for Central Banking Studies, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH.

Email: ccbsinfo@bankofengland.co.uk

This page was last updated 10 March 2020
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