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Eligibility Check

Rules of Contest

Download the latest rules of contest of the European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) here.


Eligibility Criteria

At present, the eligibility criteria for the EGLA are as follows:

  1. Applicant cities from EU Member States and EEA countries.
  2. Applicant cities from the countries listed above which have between 20,000 and 99,999 inhabitants.
  3. A 'city' is understood to be an urban area and an administrative unit governed by a city council or another form of democratically elected body.
  4. In countries where there is no city with more than 20,000 inhabitants, the largest city is eligible to apply.
  5. In any given year, cities can apply for either the European Green Capital Award or European Green Leaf Award, but not both at the same time.
  6. Past winners of the European Green Leaf title may not apply.
  7. The signatory should be the Mayor or highest ranking city representative, authorised by national law to legally represent the city.

For more information about how to apply for the latest EGLA competition, please click here or read the guidance note here. Feel free to also email the European Green Leaf Award Secretariat at

If your city has a population over 100,000 then you are only eligible to apply for the European Green Capital Award. Find out more here.