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

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 […]

EGCA 2023 & EGLA 2022 Competitions have closed!

Stay tuned – Applicant Cities for EGCA 2023 & EGLA 2022 will be revealed shortly […]

Lahti, European Green Capital 2021 – Opening Ceremony

On 15 January 2021, Lahti will hold a virtual Handover and Opening Ceremony, where they will receive the EGCA title from EGCA 2020 title holder, Lisbon.

EGC & EGL Network meeting on 3 February 2021

The EGC & EGL Network meetings will include participants from all previous winners and finalists for both of the Awards. Read more about the EGCN and EGLN.