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Two environmental competitions open to all EU cities - Apply now!

15 July 2015

The Green Capital Award and the Green Leaf Award are two initiatives launched by the European Commission, to promote and reward the great work that European cities are doing in improving the environment and fighting climate change.  

EU green capital Logo 2015

The European Green Capital Award is given to cities with population over 100,000, which demonstrate a well-established record of achieving high environmental standards and commit to ongoing and ambitious goals for future environmental improvement and sustainable development. The European Green Capital winners also act as role models to inspire and promote best practices to other European cities.

The European Green Capital Award 2018 is now open for applications. More information on how to apply can be found here.

EU Green leaf Award 2015 logo


The European Green Leaf is a competition open to cities with population of between 20,000 and 100,000. It recognises success in achieving green growth, and is awarded to cities that bring green living concepts to life. European Green Leaf cities act as ambassadors to encourage others to follow their example. 

The competition is open now for its second cycle. More information on how to apply can be found here

deadline for both competitions is 19 October 2015.