Applications to become European Green Capital 2015 closed on 15 October 2012. The following cities have entered the competition:
EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “This is the sixth year of the European Green Capital Award and it is encouraging to see former applicants reapplying and some cities entering that have not previously participated in the competition. Many EU cities are setting global standards for urban sustainability, with pioneering innovative solutions to environmental challenges, and the Green Capital Award is a unique opportunity for them to share that knowledge with the rest of Europe.”
The winner will be announced in June in the 2013 European Green Capital Nantes, France.