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Expert Panel

The members of the Expert Panel responsible for the technical review of the applications of the European Green Capital 2019 and the European Green Leaf 2018 Awards 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 Mr. David Jamieson
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 November 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.