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

Torres Vedras, one of Portugal’s leading examples in sustainable urban development, will host 2017 CIVITAS Forum

19 October 2016

The city's sustainable transformation is a good case study for other small and medium-sized cities, a perfect backdrop for next year’s forum. Read more

European Parliament delegation visits Essen, European Green Capital 2017

19 October 2016

Five members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee visited Essen in September.Read more

The New Urban Agenda will be decided in Quito on 17 October 2016

Ecuador will host the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in more

Cities & Water Conference
25 October 2016, Bratislava

Bratislava will host the second Cities & Water Conference during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference will cover water security, access to water resources, and overcoming challenges related to water and urban more