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European Green Capital 2017 Award Ceremony

One of four shortlisted cities will be crowned European Green Capital 2017 on 18th June 2015. Essen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Nijmegen and Umeå have been shortlisted from 12 entries across Europe. The award ceremony, hosted by the current European Green Capital, Bristol, will take place in a venue in Bristol city still to be confirmed. The shortlisted cities will present their vision, their potential to act as a role model to other cities, and their communication strategy to the Jury on 17th June 2015.

Mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković and Deputy Mayor, Tjaša Ficko and team celebrating winning the European Green Capital Award 2016 at last year’s ceremony

Mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković and Deputy Mayor, Tjaša Ficko and team celebrating winning the European Green Capital Award 2016 at last year’s ceremony

Representatives from all over Europe will be in attendance on the day to see which city will win the much coveted title. Noteworthy guests will include Mr. Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr. Karl Falkenberg, Director-General for Environment and Mr. George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol, along with representatives from each of the four shortlisted cities.

More details on the programme of the day will be available in the coming weeks. The day will culminate with one of the four cities being awarded the title of European Green Capital 2017. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all four of the shortlisted cities the very best of luck!

The proceedings can be followed live on the Award’s Facebook and Twitter feeds on 18th June where the winner of the 2017 European Green Capital Award will be revealed.