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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.

The Ceremony also included several Norwegian singers and performers led by Hosts Iman Meskini, Norwegian actress, and Gina Gylver, Norwegian environmental activist.

The Ceremony ended with the symbolic ‘Turning of the Green Book’ from European Green Capital 2018, Nijmegen’s page to Oslo’s European Green Capital 2019 page.

Check out this video for a highlights reel of the Ceremony.

For photos of the Opening and Handover Ceremony, as well as the official opening of Oslo’s SALT Winter Village which kicked-off Oslo’s European Green Capital 2019 weekend and year, click here .

Stay tuned to see what Oslo has in store throughout 2019 by checking theirEuropean Green Capital 2019 website in English here and in Norwegian here for a full programme of events and activities.

We here at the Secretariat wish Oslo the very best this year!