Green Cities Fit for Life

Image by C. Spahrbier

2019 EGLA

Five cities out of the 15 that applied for the European Green Leaf 2019 Award (EGLA) have now been shortlisted and will present to the Jury in Nijmegen in June 2018. The shortlisted cities for the 2019 EGLA  are Cornellà de Llobregat (Spain), Gabrovo (Bulgaria), Horst aan de Maas (Netherlands), Joensuu (Finland) and Mechelen (Belgium).

 

MDB0334_EGLA 2019_SHORTLISTED CITIES

The shortlisted cities for the EGLA 2019 are Cornellà de Llobregat (Spain), Gabrovo (Bulgaria), Horst aan de Maas (Netherlands), Joensuu (Finland), and Mechelen (Belgium).

 

The Call for Applications for the European Green Leaf 2019 Award closed on 18 October 2017. This competition was open to all European cities with a population of 20,000 and up to 100,000 inhabitants, and entries came from 15 countries across Europe; the widest geographical spread for the EGLA to date!

An international Expert Panel has performed 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 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 2019. The winner will be announced at the EGCA Awards Ceremony in Nijmegen (Netherlands), current European Green Capital, on 21 June 2018.

Read more:

EGLA Technical Assessment Synopsis Report – 2019 Award Cycle

If you would like more information about the European Green Leaf Award, please send an email to: info@europeangreenleaf.eu.