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

Competition launched to find Europe’s greenest cities

The European Commission launches the competition for 2023 European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and the 2022 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2022) Awards, recognising cities that are genuinely committed to becoming more sustainable […]

EGCA 2022 & EGLA 2021 Finalists Announced

As the world struggles with an unprecedented health, social and economic crisis, nine European cities are showing continued commitment to sustainability, as they enter the final stage of the European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards.[…]

Applicant Workshop EGCA 2023

The Applicant Workshop for the 2023 European Green Capital Award was held online on 7 July 2020. The Workshop provided cities with an overview of the 2023 evaluation process along with helpful tips and advice on what makes a successful application. […]


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