Today more than two thirds of Europeans live in towns and cities. Urban areas concentrate most of the environmental challenges facing our society but also bring together commitment and innovation to resolve them. The European Green Capital Award has been conceived to promote and reward these efforts. Find Out More

Launch of the The Pan-European Thermal Atlas

March 22, 2017

A new tool has been launched to help EU countries become more energy efficient in heating and cooling our buildings.... read more

RegioStars Awards 2017 launched

March 15, 2017

The Award, now in its 10th year, was established to both recognise and reward innovative projects that promote regional development.... read more

4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

29th Mar 2017 - 30th Mar 2017

The 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will take place on 29-30 March 2017 in Dubrovnik (Croatia). The theme for the conference is Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility and participation is free. read more

2nd International Conference on “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions – SSPCR 2017”

22nd Mar 2017 - 24th Mar 2017

The conference will examine the urgent issues related to climate change, energy efficiency and integration of ICT in infrastructure, mobility and social inclusion. read more

Energy Cities Annual Conference ‘2050 starts today’

26th Apr 2017 - 28th Apr 2017

The conference will examine policy choices which influence stakeholder involvement in energy democracy, funding of local and low-carbon energy projects and transfer of powers to local levels. read more

Velo-city 2017

13th Jun 2017 - 16th Jun 2017

With renowned global speakers, an exciting social program and numerous excursions the conference promises to be the biggest yet. read more

3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference ‘Our Climate Ready Future’

5th Jun 2017 - 9th Jun 2017

This event will bring together businesses, NGOs, local government, policy-makers, researchers and communities. read more

IST 2017: Taking the lead in real world transitions

18th Jun 2017 - 21st Jun 2017

IST 2017 is taking place in the Lindholmen Conference Centre, a waterfront venue in the heart of Gothenburg. read more

12th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Congress

18th Jun 2017 - 22nd Jun 2017

The congress will take place in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in the newly renovated NO (Naturwissenschaften Ost) Building read more

European Sustainable Energy Week 2017

19th Jun 2017 - 25th Jun 2017

The winner of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards will be announced on 20th June. The Awards give projects related to sustainable energy the opportunity to showcase their work and be recognised for their achievements read more

European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards Ceremony

2nd Jun 2017 - 2nd Jun 2017

The cities shortlisted for both awards will be revealed in early April and invitations to the event will be issued shortly thereafter. read more

Noise in Europe Conference

24th Apr 2017 - 24th Apr 2017

Over 120 million people in the EU are badly affected by noise pollution. Noise from railway, aircraft and road traffic can cause sleep disturbance, leading to a range of health problems such as cardiovascular disease read more