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Expert Panel

The European Commission's 2019 call for four new experts to join the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Expert Panel, has closed. The new panel members to be announced in autumn 2019, will be responsible for the technical review of the following four indicators: green growth and eco-innovation, sustainable land use, waste management and sustainable urban mobility.

The members of the Expert Panel responsible for the technical review of the applications of the European Green Capital 2021 and the European Green Leaf 2020 Awards are listed below.

Climate Change: Mitigation Dr. Matt Kennedy
Climate Change: Adaptation Ms. Birgit Georgi
Sustainable Urban Mobility Dr. Ian Skinner
Sustainable Land Use Ms. Nathalie Cecutti
Nature and Biodiversity Mr. David Jamieson
Air Quality Mr. Joan Marc Craviotto Arnau
Noise Dr. César Asensio
Waste Mr. Warren Phelan
Water Mr. Christof Mainz
Green Growth and Eco-innovation Mr. Marc Okhuijsen
Energy Performance Ms. Vesna Kolega
Governance Mr. Alex Minshull

The role of each member of the Expert Panel are as follows:

– Responding to queries from applicant cities via the Secretariat
– Assessment of primary indicator area
– Peer review of a secondary indicator area
– Preparation of technical comments for reporting purposes
– Evaluation of applications normally occurs from November to March inclusive
– Attendance at three evaluation meetings
– Review of application form indicator text
– Review of the guidance note on indicator area

To find out more about the evaluation process please click here.