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Bristol wins European Green Capital 2015

10.07.2013
Urbánní ekologie
Bristol wins European Green Capital 2015

Welcome to the 11th issue of the European Green Capital Award´s Ezine, with the exciting news of the winner for the European Green Capital 2015.

Bristol has been crowned European Green Capital 2015, as announced at the Award Ceremony hosted by the current European Green Capital, Nantes, Friday evening, 14th June 2013. For Bristol, it is third time lucky as the British green city entered the European Green Capital Award for the third time this year. It is a testament to the city and its citizens that its years of hard work have finally paid off resulting in the achievement of this prestigious European recognition.


Mayor of Bristol, Mr. George Ferguson being presented with the award for European Green Capital 2015 by Commissioner Potočnik


Commissioner Potočnik said: "Congratulations to Bristol for the example they are setting. We have much to learn from these efforts to improve the environment and quality of life for citizens, whilst creating new business opportunities, and I look forward to their year as European Green Capital. They will have numerous occasions to showcase their expertise and their creative approach to engaging with citizens and to developing a green economy."

Bristol was shortlisted alongside Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana. Each city was shortlisted for the award in its own unique way. For more details you can read the Expert Panel Technical Assessment Report here. The Jury had a tough challenge in selecting an overall winner from such a high standard of applicants. The Jury Report can be read here. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all shortlisted cities and invite the unsuccessful cities to apply again in 2016.

Click here to read the press release in EN, DE, and FR.


WILL YOUR CITY BE THE 2016 EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL?

Now that the 2015 European Green Capital has been announced, it is the perfect time to follow in Bristol´s green footprints and start thinking about your application for the 2016 European Green Capital.

For the first time, cities across Europe with more than 100,000 inhabitants can apply for the title. Previously only cities with a inhabitants of 200,000 or more were eligible; this now opens the award up to over 400 cities across Europe.

There are lots of benefits to be gained by applying and winning the Award, click here to read the experiences and benefits gained by one of our winning cities- Vitoria-Gasteiz (European Green Capital 2012).

The competition to become European Green Capital 2016 opened on the 17th June 2013 and the closing date will be 17th October 2013.

To see what it takes to become a European Green Capital, please view the Will your City? leaflet in English by clicking here. It is also available in all official European languages here.

Click here to read the press release.

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