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

Green cities: European Commission launches competition for next Green Capital and Green Leaf Winners

The European Commission is calling on European cities embarking on the path to sustainability to apply for the 2024 European Green Capital and 2024 European Green Leaf Awards. The Awards promote and reward the efforts of European towns and cities striving to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants and reduce their impact on the local and global environment.

Congratulations to Tallinn, Valongo and Winterswijk, the new winners of European Green City awards!

European Green Capital 2023 Award goes to the Estonian city of Tallinn.  The title of European Green Leaf 2022 jointly went to the Portuguese city of Valongo and Winterswijk in the Netherlands. Read the official Press Release here.

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.