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Will your city be the European Green Capital in 2017?

Will your city be the next European Green Capital? The Commission will launch the search to find the city that will inherit the prestigious title for 2017 on 4th June 2014 during European Green Week.

Bristol European Green Capital 2015 impressed the Jury with its investment plans for transport and energy.

Each year the award is given to a European city that has demonstrated a well-established record of achieving high environmental standards and is committed to ongoing and ambitious goals for future environmental improvement and sustainable development. Cities across Europe with more than 100,000 inhabitants can apply for the title.

Since 2010, each year a European city is appointed the European Green Capital by a panel of environmental Experts and a Jury. Entries are assessed by the Experts on the basis of twelve indicators including climate change, mitigation and adaptation and local transport.
To date the winning cities include: Stockholm in 2010, Hamburg in 2011, Vitoria-Gastiez in 2012, Nantes in 2013, Copenhagen in 2014 and Bristol in 2015. All are recognised for their consistent record of achieving high environmental standards and commitment to ambitious goals.

Interested cities can register and access the application form through the online portal here.
The deadline for applications is 20th October 2014.

To view the Will your City be the European Green Capital in 2016? brochure click here.

All European cities that comply with the eligibility check may apply for the European Green Capital Award by submitting an online application form. To find out more about how to apply for the award click here.