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

28 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2019 and European Green Leaf 2018


16 November 2016

As many as 28 European cities, large and small, from all across Europe have announced their candidacy for the 2019 European Green Capital and the 2018 European Green Leaf Awards. Read more

European Parliament delegation visits Essen, European Green Capital 2017


19 October 2016

Five members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee visited Essen in September.Read more

The New Urban Agenda will be decided in Quito on 17 October 2016

Ecuador will host the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in October.read more

Cities & Water Conference
25 October 2016, Bratislava

Bratislava will host the second Cities & Water Conference during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU. The conference will cover water security, access to water resources, and overcoming challenges related to water and urban development.read more