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European Green Capital 2016 Award Ceremony

One of five shortlisted cities will be announced as the winner of the 2016 European Green Capital Award on 24th June 2014. Essen, Ljubljana, Nijmegen, Oslo and Umeå have been shortlisted from 12 entries across Europe. The award ceremony, hosted by this year’s European Green Capital, Copenhagen, will take place in The Black Diamond, part of Copenhagen’s Royal Library.

Representatives from all over Europe will be in attending on the day to see which city will win the much coveted title. Noteworthy guests will include Dr. Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Karl Falkenberg, Director-General for the Environment and Mr. Morten Kabell, Mayor of the Technical and Environmental Administration of Copenhagen, along with representatives from each of the five shortlisted cities.

Commissioner Janez Potočnik presents Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson with the European Green Capital Award 2015 at last year’s ceremony

Commissioner Janez Potočnik presents Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson with the European Green Capital Award 2015 at last year’s ceremony

The day will begin with a workshop entitled: “Daring, Caring and Sharing” in The Dome of Visions where Mayor Kabell and other experts will challenge current green lighthouse activities. Attendees will also be invited to experience the Electric Canal Boat Harbour Cruise and to enjoy a trip to the famous Harbour Baths at Islands Brygge.

The day will culminate with one of the five cities being awarded the title of European Green Capital 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of them the very best of luck!

Follow the proceedings live on the Award’s Facebook and Twitter feeds on 24thJune where the winner of the 2016 European Green Capital Award will be revealed.