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European Green Capital Award

Applications are closed! Finalists will be announced soon

Urban areas are the source of many of today’s environmental challenges – not surprisingly, since two out of three Europeans live in towns and cities. Local governments and authorities can provide the commitment and innovation needed to tackle and resolve many of these problems.

The European Commission's (European) Green Capital Award, recognises and rewards local efforts to improve the environment, and thereby the economy and the quality of life in cities. The Award is given each year to a city, which is leading the way in environmentally friendly urban living. 

The Award encourages cities to commit to ambitious goals for further environmental improvement.


Winning cities

Discover everything about the European Green Capital Award past and current winners.


Discover how you, as citizen, can make a change for your community, city, country and even for the planet through simple actions.

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The European Green Capital Award secretariat publish materials highlighting Winning Cities and Key Events throughout the year.


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