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

Winners announced: Lahti is European Green Capital 2021

The Finnish city of Lahti is the winner of the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award for 2021. The title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities goes to the Irish city of Limerick and Belgian city of Mechelen. […]

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

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. […]

Awards Ceremony

At the Awards Ceremony, Lahti was announced as the winner of the European Green Capital Award for 2021 and there were two European Green Leaf 2020 winners: Limerick and Mechelen.  European Commissioner for Environment Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, Mr. Karmenu Vella, announced the winners.[…]

European Green Capital Award 2022 Applicant Workshop

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

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