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

Call for applications: expert on nature and biodiversity


23 September 2016

The European Commission is seeking an expert on nature and biodiversity to join the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf expert panel.Read more

Good Practice Reports now available


16 September 2016

Get inspired with examples in sustainable urban planning from other cities!Read more

Climate Chance 2016

26 to 28 September 2016, Nantes

The City of Nantes, winner of the European Green Capital Award 2013, hosts the international conference Climate Chance 2016 from 26 to 28 September. read more

European Week of Regions and Cities

10 to 13 October 2016, Brussels

Europe’s largest annual event on local and regional policy, the European Week of Regions and Cities (formerly known as the ‘Open Days’), will take place from 10 to 13 October in Brussels.read more