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

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

Hamburg keeps up the good work



1 July 2016


A new report shows the German city’s continued effort to improve its urban environment, five years after winning the European Green Capital Award.

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Jury meeting and award ceremony

Ljubljana, 22 June 2016

Winning cities of the 2018 European Green Capital Award and 2017 European Green Leaf were crowned on 22 June at an award ceremony in Ljubljana.read more

Workshop for Green Capital applicants

Brussels, 1 July 2016

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