EU Green Capital and EU Green Leaf Awards
Published on: 27/02/2023
The European Commission is calling on European cities embarking on the path to sustainability to apply for the European Green Capital and the European Green Leaf Awards 2025. The Awards promote and reward the efforts of European towns and cities striving to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants and reduce their impact on the local and global environment.
The Awards are open to towns and cities: the European Green Capital Award is open to cities with over 100 000 inhabitants, while the European Green Leaf Award is open to all towns and cities with 20 000 to 99 999 inhabitants.
Applicants will receive the application forms and have until 30 April 2023 at 23:59 CEST (GMT+2) to submit it.
The Green City Accord (GCA) signatories are particularly encouraged to apply.
The winner of the Green Capital Award will receive €600 000 and up to two cities will receive €200 000 each as Green Leaf winners. The financial prize contributes to supporting the winning cities in implementing initiatives and measures to enhance their environmental performance and reach out to citizens, especially during their winning year.
For more information here.