Applications For European Green Capital 2022 & European Green Leaf 2021 Awards Are Open Now!
The competitions to find the next European Green Capital 2022 & European Green Leaf 2021 have officially opened!
The European Commission has launched both competitions and the search is now on to find the 2022 European Green Capital and 2021 European Green Leaf Award winning cities.
The European Green Capital Award (EGCA) is awarded annually to a European city with over 100,000 inhabitants that has shown itself to be a leader in environmental, social and economic sustainability. The winner of the 2022 Award will receive €350,000 to kick-start its year as a European Green Capital.
The European Green Leaf Award (EGLA) is open to towns and cities with between 20,000 and up to 100,000 inhabitants, to recognize and promote their efforts towards better environmental management and outcomes. The winner of the 2021 Award will receive €75,0001 to support its activities throughout its European Green Leaf year
Benefits of Winning & Applying
Being a European Green Capital or a European Green Leaf brings many benefits including, a greater focus on environmental projects, increased tourism and foreign investment, boosting the local economy and helping to create employment. EGCA and EGLA winners and finalist cities also gain access to the exclusive European Green Capital Network and European Green Leaf Network, respectively, providing them with support and a platform for sharing knowledge and best practice. In addition, previous applicants have said that the application process itself has proved beneficial in evaluating a city’s progress and benchmarking themselves against their peers in Europe.
To register your application, please click on the link: https://www.egcaeglaportal.eu/
The deadline for submitting your application: 14 October 2019 at 23: 59 CEST (GTM + 2)
To follow the latest news on competition in social media, check hashtag #EGCA2022