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European Green Leaf Award - Gabrovo 2021

Winning city


The town is home to one of the largest technical and science universities in Bulgaria, the Technical University of Gabrovo. Through its cooperation with the business sector, the University of Gabrovo is a key player in the local economic development of the city. Key industries in Gabrovo which contribute to the local economy are weaving, knitwear, textiles, leather, machine building, engineering production and technological development.

For over a decade, Gabrovo’s local government has been one of the leading Bulgarian local authorities involved in the implementation of energy efficiency and clean technologies and has created partnerships and joint initiatives with local businesses, the Technical University, and the civic sector. This has resulted in initiatives focused on the provision of modern transport connections, promotion of environmental policies, and modern maintenance of Urban Green Areas (UGA) which involve citizens in the process. The City is also a member of various international networks, including Civitas, and has partnerships with other cities.

Gabrovo’s future vision is to be a city of smart, sustainable, economic and inclusive growth, with community participatory involvement and the provision of modern public infrastructure. This vision aims to improve the quality of its transport, education, social, cultural, tourism and urban environment sectors to provide a better quality of life for its citizens and allow it to develop in to a modern European City.

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EGLA Technical Assessment Report Award Cycle 2021

Video of Awards Ceremony

Photos from Awards Ceremony