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European Green Leaf - Winterswijk 2022

Winning city


The city of Winterswijk has demonstrated that teamwork with citizens can give good results. A number of citizen participation and awareness measures have been implemented successfully with the aim to promote waste separation and reducing littering. The awareness activities targeted residents, schools and new residents.

The European Green Leaf jury was impressed to see how the city of Winterswijk’s advanced initiatives to drive the ecological transition. Among them, the “energy tables”, joint meetings with local stakeholders from business to private that help steer the local energy transition, or a revolving fund for citizens to increase the energy efficiency of their homes.

Winterswijk’s strategy for energy neutrality by 2030 was well-presented and convincing, including sustainable investment and financing of initiatives while the renewable energy deployment across the city from 0.9% in 2012 to 12.6% in 2020 is an impressive indicator.

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EGLA Technical Assessment Report Award Cycle 2022

Jury Report – Award Cycle 2022

Video of Awards Ceremony

Photos from Awards Ceremony

Winterswijk 1-Year Report