Green Cities Fit for Life

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The Jury

The shortlisted cities for EGCA 2020 were invited to present a communications strategy substantiated by action plans on how they intend to fulfill their green capital year to an international Jury in June 2018.

The Jury assessed the shortlisted cities based on the following evaluation criteria:

  1. The city’s overall commitment, vision and enthusiasm as conveyed through the presentation.
  2. The city’s capacity to act as a role model, inspiring other cities, promoting best practices and further raising awareness of the EGC model.
  3. The city’s communication strategy and actions, which should address:
  • Citizen communication and involvement to date in relation to the 12 environmental indicators, effectiveness via changes in citizen behaviour, lessons learned and proposed modifications for the future.
  • The extent of the city’s partnering (local, regional and national) to gain maximum social and economic leverage.
  • How they intend to fulfil their role of EU Ambassador, inspiring other cities.

This year the Jury includes representatives from:

European_Commission              The European Commission, DG Environment 


cor_logo              The Committee of the Regions


EEA_Logo      The European Environment Agency


iclei               ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability


COM_Logo               The Covenant of Mayors Office

Following these hearings the Jury deliberated and Lisbon was announced as the 2020 European Green Capital at an award ceremony in June 2018 in Nijmegen, European Green Capital 2018.

For more information on the application process please click here

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