29 April

Launch of design competition

29 April–20 May

Design proposals may be submitted via this website

End of May/beginning of June

Pre-selection by professional jury of the five best designs4

6–24 June

Online public vote on the design

30 June

Announcement of the winner of the design competition and the winner of the prize draw

July–December 2011

Translation of the design into coin production master tools and mass production of the commemorative coin by the Mints

Beginning of January 2012

The commemorative euro coin bearing the winning design is put into circulation by the 17 EU Member States of the euro area