Green Cities Fit for Life

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Let’s make a match and fall in ”city love”

A speed-dating session for cities hosted by the European Commission’s DG Environment

8 October 2019

Brussels, Belgium

An inspiring session where you can learn from the best of the best, about a range of environmental topics such as mitigation and adaptation to climate change, waste management, sustainable urban mobility or urban governance. European Green Capital winning cities will share with you how they managed the sustainability transition, and how you can do the same. If your city is going to apply for the European Green Capital Award, then this is a very valuable networking and learning event for you. This event takes part during the European Week of Regions and Cities, 7 – 10 October 2019.

For more information and to register, click here by 27 September 2019.

Awards Ceremony

20 June 2019

Oslo, Norway


The Awards Ceremony that announced Lahti as European Green Capital 2021 and joint European Green Leaf 2020 winners, Limerick and Mechelen, was held in Oslo.  Commissioner for Environment Maritime Affairs & Fisheries, European Commission Mr. Karmenu Vella announced the winners and participated in a dialogue with Governing Mayor Johansen, hosted by Gyna Gylver.  Thought provoking contributions on the future of our cities and our planet were also provided by 18-year old Norwegian climate activist Gyna Gylver, who travelled to the event by train from Barcelona and Young Green City Champion, 12-year old Penelope Lea  from Oslo.  Download photos from the Awards Ceremony here.

How can your city become future-proof?

Webinar hosted by the European Green Capital Network

12 June 2019, 14:00 CET

The webinar offered guidance, insider tips and the opportunity to learn and exchange experiences on cities becoming more resilient towards climate change.

Watch the webinar recording here

More on the European Green Capital Network’s toolkit is available here.

European Green Capital Award 2022 Applicant Workshop

27 May 2019

Brussels, Belgium

The Applicant Workshop for the 2022 European Green Capital Award took place on 27 May in Brussels.

You can view the presentations here.