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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611

European Green Capital competitions

Local governments across Europe are invited to apply for the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award 2020 and the European Green Leaf Awards 2019. The closing date for applications is 18 October 2017.

For the first time, winners will receive benefit from financial support for their environmental programmes  and initiatives. The winner of the European Green Capital Award  - open to cities with over 100,000 inhabitants  -  will receive €350,000, whilst the European Green Leaf Award winner will gain €75,000. The Green Leaf Award is for is for smaller cities and towns with 20,000-100,000 inhabitants.

EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Mr Karmenu Vella said that: “The European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards are becoming increasingly important as we strive to manage our cities and towns against the challenges of population growth, pressure on resources and our responsibilities to manage climate change. European Green Capitals and Green Leafs provide vital inspiration and motivation to help other cities find solutions, on both a European and a global stage.”

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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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