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

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. [...]

European Green Capital Network Launches Call for Action for Sustainable Cities

In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, 20 cities from across Europe – members of the European Green Capital Network – have come together to sign a joint call for action to enhance sustainability [...]

Save the Date! European Green Capital Award 2022 Applicant Workshop

27 May 2019 Brussels, Belgium

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

You can view the presentations made at previous Applicant Workshops here.