Today more than two thirds of Europeans live in towns and cities. Urban areas concentrate most of the environmental challenges facing our society but also bring together commitment and innovation to resolve them. The European Green Capital Award has been conceived to promote and reward these efforts. Find Out More

The search is on to find the next European Green Capital 2022 & European Green Leaf 2021!

Does your city have what it takes to be the next European Green Capital or European Green Leaf Award winner? Today, the European Commission has launched both competitions and the search is now on to find the 2022 European Green Capital and 2021 European Green Leaf Award winning cities. […]

'Great Food from European Green Cities' Recipe Book wins Prestigious Gourmand Award 2019

The European Commission’s unique “Great Food from European Green Cities” was awarded the prestigious Gourmand Award 2019, which honours the best food and wine books across the globe. […]

Save the Date: Awards Ceremony

The European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards Ceremony is taking place on 20 June 2019. It will be hosted by the current European Green Capital, Oslo, in Norway.

Once the finalist cities are announced in April for both competitions, they will go on to present their cities’ environmental performance to the Jury, who will determine the winner based on the Expert Panel’s technical assessments and the cities’ presentations.

Stay tuned to our website, Twitter and Facebook to find out more information and who will be the 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf!

European Green Capital Award 2022 Applicant Workshop

The Applicant Workshop for the 2022 European Green Capital Award will take place on 27 May 2019 in Brussels.

The Workshop will provide cities with an overview of the 2022 Evaluation Process along with helpful tips and advice on what […]