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EGCN Green Capital Toolkit

EGCN Green Capital Toolkit

This toolkit contains tips and advice from previous finalists and winners of the prestigious European Green Capital Award to help your city submit a solid application and make the most of the process to generate long-term benefits. It guides cities through each of the necessary steps to becoming the next European Green Capital, from the decision to apply to the work of collecting the necessary data, writing different sections of the application and preparing for the presentation to the jury.

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Interviews

Watch the interviews to hear from some of the European Green Capital Network experts who contributed to this toolkit:

Resources to help prepare your city’s application

Winning cities’ applications: The applications of all winning cities are accessible online. The application of European Green Capital 2020, Lisbon, can be found here.

Jury Report: Browse through previous jury reports explaining why they chose the winning city.

Videos: Explore the YouTube channel of the European Green Capital Secretariat.

Guidance Note: This document aims to help cities put together a solid application. As an example, you can find the EGC 2023 guidance note here.

Five-year report: Every city has to write a post-assessment report for their laureate year documenting its highlights. Check out the five-year report submitted by the first winner, Stockholm.

Green City tool: A self-assessment and benchmarking tool to make cities greener and more sustainable.

Green Capital Toolkit webinar: How can your city become the next European Green Capital?

The Green Capital webinar took place on 23 September 2020, providing tips and advice from previous finalists and winners of the prestigious European Green Capital Award to help your city submit a solid application.

Watch a recording of the webinar: