European Green Capital Network

The European Green Capital Network (EGCN) is a knowledge society in which previous winners and finalists of the Green Capital award share inspiration.

The Network members’ political commitment to put sustainability at the heart of local policies makes them strong advocates for impactful sustainable urban development in Europe.

To this end, members of the Network not only exchange on best practices, challenges and potential solutions between each other, but they also encourage other European cities on their paths towards a more sustainable future by providing guidance and support. The Network additionally serves as a platform for change, representing European cities in relevant European and global political processes.

The EGCN is chaired by the European Commission in close cooperation with the laureate city of the running year and automatically expands with each European Green Capital cycle.


Brooke Flanagan Climate and Environment Director