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.
Applying for EU Green Capital
Find out more about how your city can apply for the European Green Capital Award
Discover how you, as citizen, can make a change for your community, city, country and even for the planet through simple actions.
The European Green Capital Award secretariat publish materials highlighting Winning Cities and Key Events throughout the year.
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The application process, the work of the evaluation panel and the jury are facilitated by the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Secretariats, which are run by the Belgian company PHRENOS. The secretariats also assists with PR activities related to the award scheme through the European Green Capital website and through various communication channels such as brochures, newsflashes and film clips etc.
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