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

Sustainability Now! A European Vision for Sustainability


5 August 2016

A new EPSC paper by Karl Falkenberg argues for a strategic policy focus on sustainability hotspots—financial markets, agriculture, trade, oceans, and cities.Read more

Mollet de Vallès involves youth in decision-making on urban environment


20 July 2016

This summer, European Green Leaf winner Mollet del Vallès launches STEP, an ‘e-participation’ platform that gives 16 to 29 year-olds a say in environmental decisions.Read more

Seminar: 'The new Environmental Implementation Review (EIR): What's in it for regions and cities?'

13 September 2016, Brussels

This seminar will look at the main implementation challenges of environmental law and their root causes at regional and local levels.read more

Workshop for Green Capital applicants

Check out presentations from the 1 July applicant workshop, full of great tips for aspiring Green Capital cities.read more