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The search is on to find the next European Green Capital 2022 & European Green Leaf 2021!

Does your city have what it takes to be the next European Green Capital or European Green Leaf Award winner? Today, the European Commission has launched both competitions and the search is now on to find the 2022 European Green Capital and 2021 European Green Leaf Award winning cities. […]

Great Food from European Green Cities’ Recipe Book wins Prestigious Gourmand Award 2019

The European Commission’s unique “Great Food from European Green Cities” was awarded the prestigious Gourmand Award 2019, which honours the best food and wine books across the globe. This one-of-a-kind recipe book brings together sustainable food practices, initiatives and regional recipes from 21 European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Network cities, cities that have been winners or finalists of both green city awards. […]

Finalist Cities Announced for 2021 European Green Capital & 2020 European Green Leaf Competitions!

Drum roll please….and the finalist cities are…
Lahti (Finland), Lille (France) and Strasbourg (France) have made it to the final stage of the European Green Capital (EGCA) 2021 competition!
Three cities have also made it to the next round of the European Green Leaf Award 2020 (EGLA) competition: Lappeenranta (Finland), Limerick (Ireland) and Mechelen (Belgium). […]

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. […]

European Green Capital Network Launches Call for Action for Sustainable Cities

In light of the latest IPCC assessment report, which states that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, 20 cities from across Europe – members of the European Green Capital Network – have come together to sign a joint call for action to enhance sustainability […]

EGCA 2021 and EGLA 2020 Applicants Revealed!

21 cities from 14 different European countries are officially competing to win the EGCA 2021 and EGLA 2020! Nearly two thirds of the applicant cities applied for the first time and most applications were received from Southern and Eastern European cities, which means that our EGCA and EGLA family is growing! Who entered the race? […]

Lisbon is the 2020 European Green Capital Award winner!

The title of European Green Leaf 2019 goes jointly to the cities of Cornellà de Llobregat and Horst aan de Maas.

Commission begins search for 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf Award winners!

The European Commission has launched the competition and the search for the 2021 European Green Capital and 2020 European Green Leaf Award winning cities.

The European Commission seeks three experts to join the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Expert Panel

The European Commission is seeking three experts to join the European Green Capital Award (EGCA) and European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) Expert Panel.

Finalists for the 2020 European Green Capital and 2019 European Green Leaf Award announced!

The finalists for the 2020 European Green Capital Award (EGCA) and 2019 European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) have been announced!

European Green Capital Award 2021 Applicant Workshop, 2 July 2018, Brussels

The Applicant Workshop for the 2021 European Green Capital Award will take place on 2 July 2018 in Brussels.

Watch the 2018 European Green Capital Award Handover Ceremony

Nijmegen in the Netherlands is officially becoming the European Green Capital for 2018 at the Handover Ceremony taking place on 20 January.

The call for applications for the European Green Capital Award 2020 and the European Green Leaf Award 2019 is now closed!

Entry for the European Green Capital Award (EGCA) 2020 and the European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) 2019 is now closed!

‘Ljubljana. For You.’ Ljubljana Publishes Report Reflecting on its Year as European Green Capital 2016

As a way of reflecting on what it was like to be a European Green Capital and to share best practices, Ljubljana has recently published a report on its experience

Call for applications for six environmental experts now closed

The European Commission is seeking experts on six environmental indicators to join the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Awards Expert Panel.

Oslo wins the European Green Capital Award 2019 and Leuven and Växjö are the joint winners of the European Green Leaf 2018

Oslo has been announced as the winner of the EGCA 2019, while Leuven and Växjö are joint winners of the EGLA 2018.

The European Green Capital 2019 and European Green Leaf 2018 Awards Ceremony is on this Friday!

The ceremony is taking place in Essen, Germany, current European Green Capital.

Launch of financial incentive and call for applications for the 2020 European Green Capital and 2019 European Green Leaf Awards

Does your city have what it takes to be the next European Green Capital or European Green Leaf winner?

European Green Capital 2020 Applicant Workshop, 27th June 2017, Brussels

An Applicant Workshop for the European Green Capital 2020 Award will take place on the 27th of June 2017 in Brussels.

European Green Capital Award 2019 and European Green Leaf Award 2018 Technical Assessment Synopsis Reports

The European Green Capital Award (EGCA) 2019 and European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) 2018 Technical Assessment Synopsis Reports are now available