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News Archive 2010

European Commission to Hand Over Title

25 November 10

The European Commission hands will hand over the title of Green Capital from Stockholm to Hamburg at an upcoming event in Brussels.

Next European Green Capitals Named

22 October 10

Spanish regional capital Vitoria-Gasteiz and the French city of Nantes have been named as winners of the European Green Capital award for 2012 and 2013.

Meet the new European Green Capitals

6 October 10

At the official European Green Capital Conference, held 20-22 October in Stockholm, the 2012 and 2013 Green Capitals will be presented to the world. The European Green Capital Conference offers a unique opportunity for participants to exchange ideas on how to solve urban sustainability challenges in both a European and global context. Held in the […]

New Best Practice Catalogue Launched

19 August 10

In a new catalogue of best practices, the eight finalists for the 2010 and 2011 European Green Capital Awards share their experience within the field of sustainable urban development. “Urban sustainability – Learning from the best” is the title of a new catalogue of best practices produced by the European Commission on the basis of […]

Going Green Across the Atlantic

9 July 10

Urban sustainability is a global challenge that requires peer-to-peer cooperation and exchange of ideas. Cities striving for the European Green Capital Award can also find inspiration outside Europe. One fine example is Boulder, Colorado. Boulder, Colorado, is considered to be one of the greenest cities in the United States. Located in the foothills of the […]

Stockholm in Brussels for Green Week 2010

14 June 10

The sharing of good practice took centre stage when Stockholm attended the annual Green Week in Brussels, the biggest annual conference devoted to European environment policy. The City of Stockholm was well represented at the 2010 Green Week, held in Brussels on 1-4 June, in order to exchange experiences and good practices, and participate in […]

Benchmarking of First Application Round

27 May 10

“Measuring urban sustainability”, is a new report produced by Ambiente Italia where the applications of the 2010 and 2011 European Green Capital Award are benchmarked and analysed in depth. The aim of the report is to make the data from the finalists’ applications available to other cities in a systematic manner in order to inspire […]

Six Finalists Named for 2012 & 2013 Titles

9 April 10

Barcelona, Malmö, Nantes, Nuremberg, Reykjavík, and Vitoria-Gasteiz have been shortlisted by the European Green Capital Award evaluation panel as finalists in the friendly contest for this prestigious environmental recognition. The competition for the 2012 and 2013 European Green Capital Awards has entered its final stages. 6 candidate cities out of 17 applicants have been shortlisted […]

Commissioner Confident of Award Effects

18 March 10

18 March 2010 The European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potočnik, views the European Green Capital Award as an excellent way to promote sustainable urban development. When European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potočnik, succeeded Stavros Dimas at the beginning of 2010, he also inherited the supreme responsibility for the European Green Capital Award. Says […]

Stockholm launches study visits programme

24 February 10

Current European Green Capital, Stockholm, has launched a professional and sustainable study visits programme to focus on environmental matters. As part of its effort to generate local and international awareness about environmental issues, the City of Stockholm has launched a new Professional Study Visits Programme. The aim of the programme is also to strengthen Stockholm’s […]

Could your city be the next European Green Capital?

2 February 10

17 cities from all corners of Europe have joined the race for the prestigious title of European Green Capital 2012 and 2013. 1 February 2010 marked the deadline for applications for the European Green Capital Awards 2012 and 2013. A total of 17 cities from 12 European countries have applied. Four Spanish, two Italian and […]

Stockholm Takes Off for 2010.

15 January 10

This autumn, the winners of the European Green Capital award for 2012 and 2013 will be presented at an award ceremony in Stockholm, 20-22 October. In order to compete in the race for this prestigious award, cities must apply before 1 February 2010. Aiming to Inspire Meanwhile, in its aim to inspire other cities towards […]