The three winners of the 2017 EUROCITIES awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony in Ljubljana.
The announcements took place during EUROCITIES 2017 conference, from 15-17 November.
The winners were awarded in three permanent categories – cooperation, innovation and participation - linked to the theme of the annual conference, which this year is the ‘circular economy’, looking at the impact of the circular economy on cities.
The winning projects are:
- In the category of cooperation: Munich’s ‘Halle 2 – the Munich second hand store as nucleus of the local circular economy’
- In the category of innovation: Brussels Capital Region’s ‘Be circular – be Brussels – call for projects for enterprises’
- In the category of participation: Gothenburg’s ‘Smart map’.
Nine cities were shortlisted for the awards in July across the three categories: Brussels Capital Region, Munich and Tampere – cooperation; Almere, Brussels Capital Region and Lille Métropole – innovation; and Antwerp, Brighton Hove and Gothenburg – participation.
The shortlisted cities were asked to send a short video about their projects, which you can find here.
The winners were selected by an independent jury, comprising a representative from host city, academia, EU institutions, the media and the third sector. The list of jury members can be found here.