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Press Releases

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