Green Cities Fit for Life

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Applications are open!

Cities may now apply to become 2019 European Green Capital or 2018 European Green Leaf.

The kids are all right

The European Commission is now accepting applications for the 2019 European Green Capital and 2018 European Green Leaf awards. Applications will remain open until November 2016.

Visit the applicant portal to find all the information you need to apply, including elegibility criteria.

We're here to help

To help applicants through the application process, the Commission is organising two workshops.

For the 2019 European Green Capital competition, an applicant workshop will take place on 1 July 2016 in Brussels.

For the 2018 European Green Leaf competition, a web-streamed workshop will be broadcast on 13 June from 10:00 to 13:00 (Brussels time). If you have questions about the application process that you would like addressed during the workshop, please submit them by email to