In 2014 the City of Copenhagen, European Green Capital 2014, created the concept of the European Green Capital Network (EGCN) – a network of like-minded European Green Capital winners and shortlisted cities who would share experiences with each other on their respective journeys towards becoming more sustainable cities! The network would also work closely with the European Commission to help better understand the challenges faced by cities in becoming ‘greener’, and in turn help to promote more sustainable urban planning across Europe.
The agreed aims of this exclusive network are:
- To use the lessons learned from the European Green Capital Award initiative to create long term impacts in sustainable urban development in Europe;
- To share best practices, challenges and potential solutions between network Members;
- To work together on joint projects and project bids;
- To be a strong collective platform to create change and represent European cities politically and environmentally on a European and Global level;
- To promote the Green Capital Award’s slogan ‘Green cities – Fit for life’.
All winning and shortlisted EGCA cities are eligible to become members of this prestigious club.
List of Members:
The European Green Leaf winning and shortlisted cities also have a European Green Leaf Network (EGLN) which has similar aims to the EGCN.The network aims to meet twice a year to plan its activities and share experiences, and is chaired by the current European Green Capital, with the support of the previous and future title holders.