The ESM places great emphasis on shareholder relations and engagement. The ESM participated in the various political fora where its shareholders are represented to discuss matters of relevance to its mandate, such as the Eurogroup, the Eurogroup Working Group, and the Task Force for Coordinated Action.
Furthermore, each year the ESM organises a Shareholders' Day, during which the ESM welcomes representatives from the finance ministries of the various ESM Members for a mutual exchange and to help deepen their technical understanding of the ESM's operations.
The ESM also officially launched an online shareholder relations tool, the ESM Board Portal, in 2015. It covers Board activities, institutional reporting and allows for extended communication with the ESM shareholders via a secure online interface.