Financial incentive launched and call for applications for European Green Capital Award 2020 and European Green Leaf Award 2019 now open!

Does your city have what it takes to be the next European Green Capital winner? The European Green Capital 2020 Award (EGCA) is now open for applications from eligible cities. To see if your city is eligible to apply for the 2020 competition cycle, use the eligibility check on our website. Click here for more information on applying for the award. Cities with populations of over 100,000 people can apply for the ECGA.

Are you a smaller city? Then you could be eligible for the European Green Leaf Award (EGLA). The EGLA is for cities with a population of 20,000 and up to 100,000 people. Check if you are eligible for the award in the ‘who can apply’ section of our website.

For the first time, in order to celebrate the 10th year of the European Green Capital competition, the Commission will award a financial incentive of €350,000 to the winning city of the 2020 European Green Capital title. A financial incentive of €75,000 will be awarded to the winner of the European Green Leaf 2019 title [1].

[1] Subject to the approval of the EU 2018 Budget and approval by the College of the 2018 Financing Decision for the EU LIFE Programme

Source: European Green Capital