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Press Releases

20 November 2018: European Green Capital 2021 and European Green Leaf 2020 Awards: Competing towns and cities revealed

21 towns and cities from across 14 European countries are competing for the 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf Awards

21 June 2018: Green city awards go to Lisbon, Cornellà de Llobregat and Horst aan de Maas !

Today, the Portuguese city of Lisbon has won the European Green Capital Award for 2020.

31 May 2018: Commission begins search for 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf Award winners!

The European Commission has launched the competition and the search for the 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf Award winning cities.

18 April 2018: Finalists for European Green Capital 2020 and European Green Leaf 2019 Awards announced

Three of Europe’s greenest cities compete again for the European Green Capital Award and five cities reach the final stages of the 2019 European Green Leaf Award.

19 January 2018: Nijmegen becomes European Green Capital for 2018

Nijmegen in the Netherlands officially becomes the European Green Capital for 2018.

10 November 2017: Ten Years Going Green: 28 European towns and cities racing for European Green Capital Award 2020 and European Green Leaf Award 2019

28 towns and cities from across 21 European countries are officially competing to win the 2020 European Green Capital and 2019 European Green Leaf Awards

2 June 2017: European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Award winners announced

Oslo awarded the EGCA 2019 with Leuven and Växjö joint EGLA winners for 2018.

24 May 2017: Commission launches financial incentive for green cities

Commission launch competitions for 2020 European Green Capital and 2019 European Green Leaf Awards.

5 April 2017: Finalists for European Green Capital 2019 and European Green Leaf 2018 Awards

Shortlist for EGCA 2019 and EGL 2018 announced

20 January 2017: Essen becomes the European Green Capital for 2017

Ljubljana hand over the title of European Green Capital to the German city of Essen

16 November 2016: 28 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2019 & European Green Leaf 2018

Record number of European cities apply for green awards

23 June 2016: Announcement of European Green Capital 2018 and European Green Leaf 2017

European Commission awards cities Nijmegen and Galway the EGC 2018 and EGL 2017

3 May 2016: Finalists announced

Shortlisted cities announced; next application cycle launched

9 February 2016: Handover Ceremony

Ljubljana becomes European Green Capital 2016

9 November 2015: 7 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2018 and 10 cities for European Green Leaf 2016

EGCA Applicant Cities for 2018 & EGL 2016 Applicant Cities Announced

18 June 2015: Announcement of European Green Capital 2017  & European Green Leaf Laureates.

Essen wins European Green Capital Award 2017

Mollet del Vallès announced as an inaugural European Green Leaf 2015

Torres Vedras announced as an inaugural European Green Leaf 2015

3 June 2015: Launch of the 2018 European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf 2016

Launch of the 2018 European Green Capital Award and the European Green Leaf 2016

6 May 2015: Shortlist for European Green Leaf 2015

Shortlist for European Green Leaf 2015

8 April 2015: European Green Leaf Applicant Cities for 2015

European Green Leaf Applicant Cities 2015

8 April 2015: Shortlist for European Green Capital 2017

Shortlist for European Green Capital Award 2017

8 December 2014: European Green Capital Handover to Bristol 2015 

EGCA handover to Bristol 2015

24 October 2014: 12 Cities Apply for the European Green Capital Award 2017

EGCA Applicant Cities for 2017

24 June 2014: Ljubljana European Green Capital 2016

Ljubljana is the European Green Capital 2016
European Commission RAPID Press Release

04 June 2014: Call for 2017 European Green Capital Award Applications Now Open!

EGCA 2017 Launch of call for applications
European Commission Expresso

03 April 2014: European Green Capital Award 2016 – Shortlist Announcement

Shortlist for European Green Capital 2016