Green Cities Fit for Life

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Previous Finalists

The European Green Capital Award is a prestigious title, and one which is pursued by cities all across Europe.

Since the 2014 competition cycle the European Green Capital has become an annual award. 12 cities applied to become the 2016 European Green Capital. 8 cities applied to become European Green Capital in 2015 and 18 cities applied for the 2014 title. Prior to the 2014 competition cycle the European Green Capital Award was a biannual competition. For the 2012 and 2013 titles, 17 applied. For the 2010 and 2011 title, a further 35 cities applied.

Finalists for 2016

Four cities were shortlisted as finalists in the 2016 competition cycle.

From these cities, Ljubljana was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2016.

Finalists for 2015

Four cities were shortlisted as finalists in the 2015 competition cycle.

From these cities, Bristol was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2015.

Finalists for 2014

Three cities were shortlisted as finalists in the 2014 competition cycle. Please follow the links below for more information on each of these outstanding cities.

Copenhagen was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2014.

Finalists for 2012 and 2013

Follow the links below for more details about the finalists for 2012 and 2013 and their efforts to achieve a greener urban environment in their cities:

From these cities, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Nantes were awarded the European Green Capital title for 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Finalists for 2010 and 2011

The links below lead to more information about the finalists for the title in 2010 and 2011:

From these cities, Stockholm and Hamburg, were awarded the European Green Capital title for 2010, and 2011.