EU Green Capitals


EU Green Capitals


EU Commission

Managing the European Green Capital City Award for the EU Commission

RPS has been the Secretariat for the European Green Capital Award since November 2010. The Award is an initiative of the European Commission, DG Environment.

Since the launch of the Award in 2008, five cities have been designated a European Green Capital; Stockholm, Sweden in 2010; Hamburg, Germany in 2011; Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain’s Basque region in 2012; Nantes, in Western France, will be the 2013 European Green Capital; the Danish capital, Copenhagen, will be the 2014 title holder.

As Secretariat, RPS manages both the competition and public awareness related to the award through the European Green Capital Award website (, Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter pages, and through various communication channels such as brochures and press releases.