Green Cities Fit for Life

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Applying for the European Green Capital Award

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 the spring. The call for the 2019 European Green Capital Award is now open. Register here.

Technical Assessment by Panel of Experts

All applications received are assessed by the Expert Panel. The panel’s final report is submitted to a jury who shortlist a number of cities. Read the Technical Assessment 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 an 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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