Inform. Exchange. Grow.

EGCN webinar series

During 2018-2020, the European Green Capital Network is developing five toolkits to share the experience of European Green Capital Award winners and finalists with other cities and provide recommendations and strategies around key thematic visions for sustainable urban development.

Following the launch of the toolkits, the network is hosting a webinar series open to all cities and relevant stakeholders that will enable exchange with EGCN experts around four vision clusters: Future-Proof, 100% Renewable, Less Waste, More Value and Human Scale. The fifth webinar will focus on tips for cities interested in applying for the European Green Capital Award.

The webinar series is free to attend and offers guidance, insider tips and the opportunity to learn and share experiences on best practices and challenges.

Please find instructions on how to register below.

For more information, contact the EGCN Secretariat at network@europeangreencapital.eu.

 

Previous webinars >>>

Mannheim2020 Conference Toolbox session: Lessons from the European Green Capitals

This session presents the five toolkits of the European Green Capital Network, which showcase what leading work Network cities have done in the areas of climate adaptation, renewable energy, zero waste, human scale urban development and how others can follow in their footsteps.

Each thematic toolkit is presented by a pioneering network member. The Network Secretariat presents examples from other member cities and highlights the resources the network has to offer to all cities who strive to become greener. The European Commission also joins the session and helps answer the question of what it means to be a European Green Capital finalist or winner.

Date: 2 October

Time: 09:30-11:00 CET

Speakers for this session are:

  • Claudia Fusco, Head of Unit, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Anne-Marie Larsen, Project Manager, City of Copenhagen
  • Johan Sandström, Head of Sustainable Development, City of Umeå
  • Ton Verhoeven, Policy Adviser, City of Nijmegen
  • Nina Sankovič, Public Relations Advisor, VOKA SNAGA, City of Ljubljana
  • Juan Carlos Escudero, Head of Information and Innovation for Sustainability, Environmental Studies Center, City of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Watch the session recording here >>>

 

Green Capital

This webinar will provide 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 will guide cities through 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 all the way to your Green Capital year and the legacy that comes afterwards. Learn about the benefits not just of being a European Green Capital but also of being an applicant or a finalist. See for yourself that it is worth the ride!

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Time: 14:00 CEST

Speakers:

  • Nicole Wanders-Wengler, European Commission, Directorate General for Environment, Unit A3: Environmental Knowledge, Eco-Innovation & SMEs
  • Anne-Marie Larsen, Project Manager, City of Copenhagen
  • Mark Leach, Project Manager, Bristol City Council
  • Duarte d’Araújo Mata, Adviser for the Deputy Mayor´s Cabinet for Environment, Green Structure, Climate and Energy, City of Lisbon

Key themes: How your city can become the next European Green Capital

Watch the recording of the webinar >>>

Download the EGCN Green Capital Toolkit >>>

 

Human Scale

This webinar will showcase examples from European Green Capital Network members that have used sustainable mobility, green spaces, co-housing initiatives and more to develop human-scale cities – people centred places of advanced social progress, which often combine urban density with abundant public spaces and nature-rich areas. Participants will hear about Vitoria-Gasteiz' (Basque Country, Spain) experiences with creative design to build new superblocks and green spaces in and around the city, Essen's (Germany) project to connect green spaces and waterways through walking and cycling networks, and Strasbourg's (France) co-housing initiative.

Date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Time: 14:00 CEST

Speakers:

  • Karin Zaunberger, DG ENV, European Commission
  • Juan Carlos Escudero, Head of Information and Innovation for Sustainability, Environmental Studies Center, City of Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Kai Lipsius, Head of Essen Green Capital Agency, City of Essen
  • Hallie Grace Haines, City of Strasbourg
  • Matthew Bach, Coordinator, Just Transition at ICLEI Europe

Key themes: Sustainable urban mobility, sustainable land use, air quality, noise

Download the EGCN Human Scale Toolkit >>>

Watch the recording of the webinar >>>

 

Less Waste, More Value

This webinar discusses strategies to strengthen municipal waste management practices, improve the separation and treatment of waste and encourage citizens and businesses to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Learn more about Ljubljana's (Slovenia) experiences around its anti-waste campaign and stricter legislation around waste, as well as Strasbourg's (France) initiative to educate schoolchildren on waste reduction, reaching families and impacting society as a whole.

Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Time: 14:00 CEST

Speakers:

  • Chiel Berends, Policy Officer, DG ENV, European Commission
  • Maria Fernandez, Technician of Environmental Management of Companies, Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Melanie Clavier, City of Strasbourg
  • Nina Sankovic, Head of Public Relations, City of Ljubljana

Key themes: Waste, green growth and eco-innovation

Download the EGCN Less Waste, More Value toolkit >>>

Watch the recording of the webinar >>>

 

100% Renewable

This webinar highlighted how EGC Network cities have set their energy transitions in motion, focusing on exploring the sustainable neighbourhoods of Umeå (Sweden), the solar energy strategy in Lisbon (Portugal), and regional cooperation for renewable energy in Nuremberg (Germany).

Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Time: 14:00 CEST

Speakers:

  • Eero Ailio, Adviser for Energy Transition and Local Governance, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
  • Johan Sandström, Head of Sustainable Development, City of Umeå
  • Maria Rodrigues, Technical Director of Lisboa E-Nova
  • Peter Pluschke, Former Deputy Mayor for Environment and Health, City of Nuremberg
  • George Stiff, Officer - Climate and Sustainable Energies, ICLEI Europe

Key themes: Climate change mitigation and energy performance

Download the EGCN 100% Renewable Toolkit >>>

Watch the recording of the webinar >>>

Further resources to empower your energy transition >>>

 

Future-Proof

This webinar focuses on cities' strategies to use nature-based solutions to become (or stay) resilient towards disasters and adapt to climate change.
Topics discussed include Hamburg’s green roofs, Oslo’s stormwater management, Lisbon’s green infrastructure, and tips from nature-based solutions experts.

Date: 12 June 2019

Time: 14:00 CEST

  • Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Emma Vanhatalo, Ministry for Environment and Energy, City of Hamburg
  • Tharan Åse Fergus, Agency for Water and Wastewater Services, City of Oslo
  • Duarte d’Araújo Mata, Adviser for the Deputy Mayor´s Cabinet for Environment, Green Structure, Climate and Energy, City of Lisbon
  • Alice Reil, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, EGCN Secretariat

Key themes: Climate change adaptation, nature and biodiversity, water

Download the EGCN Future Proof Toolkit >>>

Watch the recording of the webinar >>>