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

Announcement of EGCA 2021 & EGLA 2020 Finalist Cities

Drum roll please….and the finalist cities are…

Lahti (Finland), Lille (France) and Strasbourg (France) have made it to the final stage of the European Green Capital (EGCA) 2021 competition!

Three cities have also made it to the next round of the European Green Leaf Award 2020 (EGLA) competition: Lappeenranta (Finland), Limerick (Ireland) and Mechelen (Belgium).

Oslo is Officially the European Green Capital 2019!

On the 4th of January 2019, Oslo held the European Green Capital 2019 Opening and Handover Ceremony to officially kick off its European Green Capital year. The Ceremony took place in Oslo’s iconic City Hall and was fully packed to receive guest speakers Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen; Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen; European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella; Mayor of Nijmegen and European Green Capital 2018, Hubert Bruls; and Oslo’s Vice Mayor for Environment and Transport, Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, amongst others. [...]

Save the Date: Awards Ceremony

The European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards Ceremony is taking place on 20 June 2019. It will be hosted by the current European Green Capital, Oslo, in Norway.

Once the finalist cities are announced in April for both competitions, they will go on to present their cities’ environmental performance to the Jury, who will determine the winner based on the Expert Panel’s technical assessments and the cities’ presentations.

Stay tuned to our website, Twitter and Facebook to find out more information and who will be the 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf!

European Green Capital Award 2022 Applicant Workshop

The Applicant Workshop for the 2022 European Green Capital Award will take place on 27 May 2019 in Brussels.

The Workshop will provide cities with an overview of the 2022 Evaluation Process along with helpful tips and advice on what makes a successful application. A draft agenda can be found here.

If you would like to attend, please email to register or to ask any queries you may have about the Applicant Workshop. Deadline to register is 22 May 2019.