Today more than two thirds of Europeans live in towns and cities. Urban areas concentrate most of the environmental challenges facing our society but also bring together commitment and innovation to resolve them. The European Green Capital Award has been conceived to promote and reward these efforts. Find Out More

Building urban resilience: ten cities among finalists for the next European Green City awards

Ten European cities are showing the way to resilience and sustainability as they enter the final stage of the European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards in these times of unprecedented health, social and economic crises. Check out the press release here to find out which cities have been selected.

Welcome to Lahti, the European Green Capital of 2021

The Finnish city of Lahti started its year as European Green Capital 2021 with an online Opening Ceremony on 15 January that included the President of the Republic of Finland, Mr Sauli Niinistö, and EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Mr Virginijus Sinkevičius […]

EGC and EGL Expert Panel meeting on 11 – 12 March

In March 2021, the Awards Expert Panel will meet to assess the EGCA 2023 and EGLA 2022 Applications, before announcing the Finalists in April 2021.

Announcement of Finalist EGCA 2023 and EGLA 2022 Cities

Watch this space! The announcement of the EGCA 2023 and EGLA 2022 Finalist Cities will be announced soon.