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News Archive 2008

Eight Cities Compete for the Title

4 November 08

4 November 2008 The evaluation panel has shortlisted eight out of 35 European cities to support their applications for the title as European Green Capital 2010 and 2011. “May the best man win!” as the old saying goes. The competition for the European Green Capital title 2010 and 2011 has now entered its final stages. […]

35 European cities joined the race

6 October 08

6 October 2008 Is your city a green role model? 35 European cities have joined the race for the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2010 and 2011. From Pamplona in Spain, to Kaunas in Lithuania and all across Europe, major European cities have now embarked on the journey towards a more sustainable future. Since […]

European cities get ready for European Green Capital Award

5 September 08

5 September 2008 European cities get ready for European Green Capital AwardClose windowImmediately after the European Green Capital Award was inaugurated in May 2008, cities throughout Europe began preparing their applications to compete for the title. Pamplona fit for fight In Pamplona, Spain, preparations are well underway. “This initiative immediately caught our interest,” says Ms […]

Explanation of Indicators Now Available

19 June 08

19 June 2008 A note has been prepared to assist applicant cities in the preparation and completion of information for the application indicators. Explanatary Note

Allowing Smaller Cities into the Competition

19 June 2008 The European Green Capital award scheme is open to EU member states, candidate countries (Turkey, FYROM, Croatia, Iceland) and European Economic Areas countries. For more information on the competition’s eligibility criteria

Declaration Signed at Launch Event

23 May 08

23 May 2008 The Signed Declaration establishing the European Green Capital Award can be viewed and downloaded. Signed Declaration

Inauguration of the European Green Capital Award

22 May 08

22 May 2008 The inauguration of the European Green Capital Award took place at the premises of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. During the launch event, Commissioner Dimas signed a Declaration establishing the award scheme together with Paddy Bourke, the Lord Mayor of Dublin and President of the Union of Capital Cities of […]