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Applying for EGCA

The Call for Applications for the 2019 European Green Capital Award is CLOSED.

The EGCA assessment process is described below.

Online Application

All European cities that comply with the eligibility check  may apply for the European Green Capital Award by submitting an online application form. The call for applications opens each year in May. The next open call for the EGCA will be for the selection of the 2020 European Green Capital Award.

Technical Assessment by Panel of Experts

All applications received are assessed by the Expert Panel. The Expert Panel determine the shortlist of cities for each cycle of the EGCA. Read the Technical Assessment Synopsis Report for the 2018 EGCA Cycle here.

The Jury Decides

The shortlisted cities are invited to present their vision, action plan and communication strategy to the Jury.  Based on this hearing, the jury selects a winning city.  The winners are announced at the award ceremony.

Competitions Publications

Publications are prepared each cycle on the competition aspect of the European Green Capital Award. Each cycle a Technical Assessment Report, a Jury Report and a Good Practice Report are prepared and a selection of these reports from previous cycles are available for download in the Award Publications section.

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