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Umeå – The next role model for Europe?

The City of Umeå will host a seminar on The next role model for Europe? as part of Green Week on 4th June 2014 at the Swedish Representation, Square de Meeûs in Brussels.

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During the event participants will have an opportunity to:

• learn more about Umeå’s sustainable green vision and
• find out why Umeå have the potential to become a European Green Capital.

The Swedish ambassador to the European Union, Anders Ahnlid, will deliver the opening key note address. Representatives from Umeå will also share their insights on sustainable urban development.

For more information on this event, please click here.


Umeå has been shortlisted along with Essen, Ljubljana, Nijmegen and Oslo to proceed to the next stage of the European Green Capital 2016 Award competition, organised by the European Commission. The title of European Green Capital is awarded to one European city every year, rewarding its achievements in environmental sustainability according to 12 criteria, including water, waste, transport, climate change management, and commitment to green spaces.