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Expert Panel

Expert Panel for the 2018 Cycle

The members of the Expert Panel responsible for technical review of the applications of the European Green Capital Award for 2018 are listed below.


Climate change: mitigation and adaptation Mr. Javier González Vidal
Local transport Dr. Ian Skinner
Green urban areas incorporating sustainable land use Dr. Annemieke Smit
Nature and biodiversity Dr. Jake Piper
Ambient air quality Prof. Christer Johansson
Quality of the acoustic environment Dr. Diogo Alarcão
Waste production and management Mr. Warren Phelan
Water management Mr. Giulio Conte
Waste water treatment Dr. Ana Lončarić Božić
Eco innovation and sustainable employment Dr. Stefan Ulrich Speck
Energy performance Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Fischedick
Integrated environmental management Mr. Jan Dictus


The role of each member of the Expert Panel are as follows:

– Responding to queries from applicant cities via the Secretariat
– Assessment of primary indicator area
– Peer review of a secondary indicator area
– Preparation of technical comments for reporting purposes
– Evaluation of applications normally occurs from October to March inclusive
– Attendance at three evaluation meetings
– Review of application form indicator text
– Review of the guidance note on indicator area

To find out more about the evaluation process please click here