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2020 EGLA

The call for applications for the 2020 European Green Leaf Award is now open.

Register your interest through the competition portal and check if your city is eligible for the 2020 European Green Leaf Award. Registration is obligation free and does not require your city to enter the competition at a later date. Registration will allow your city to explore the application process and determine if a formal entry is to be submitted.

About the Award

The European Green Leaf Award recognises and promotes the efforts of towns and cities (with 20,000 up to 100,000 inhabitants) towards better environmental management and outcomes.

An international Expert Panel performs a detailed technical assessment of each applicant, on the basis of six environmental topic areas. These topic areas are:

  • Climate Change & Energy Performance
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Nature, Biodiversity & Sustainable Land Use
  • Air Quality & Noise
  • Waste & Circular Economy
  • Water

The shortlisted cities are then invited to present to an international Jury a communications strategy substantiated by action plans on how they intend to fulfil their year as Green Leaf, should they win.

Based on the proposals from the Expert Panel and information presented to the Jury, the Jury will make the final decision and select the city to be awarded the title of European Green Leaf 2020. The winner will be announced at the EGCA Awards Ceremony in Oslo (Norway), the 2019 European Green Capital.

If you would like more information about the European Green Leaf Award, please send an email to: