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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development.

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EGCN – European Green Capital Network

What we did

The project European Green Capital Network creates a network for all European Green Capital Award Finalists and Winners. The central part of the network are five workshops over the course of two years. Each workshop is hosted by one of the EGCN cities. The workshops are based on visions. Four of these visions are: Future Proof, Zero Waste, 100% Renewable, and Human Scale. The fifth workshop concentrates on the vision of “European Green Capital” and helps organise a one-year laureate programme. The workshops include various forms of facilitation as well as site visits organized by the host city. Based on each workshop, a toolkit is created that can be used to further promote the lessons-learnt in these cities and help other cities achieve excellency in these areas. The toolkit consists of a brochure as well as supplementary multimedia material to be found on the EGCN-website. The promotion and dissemination campaign is closely linked to the workshops and toolkits.

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What we achieved

>> See also project description. ICLEI organizes five strategic workshops for the network members on four thematic vision clusters (future proof, 100% renewable, zero waste, human scale) and on the organization of an EGCA laureate year. Develops a set of well-structured toolkits, combining print and online resources that inspire cities to embark on or further advance local sustainability transitions. ICLEI also assesses a potential enlargement of membership of the Network of the European Green Capitals as well as provides recommendations for the inclusion of and/ or increased collaboration with other networks. ICLEI further promotes the European Green Capital Network and highlights the benefits of sharing the inspiration through the dissemination of the latest information on the project developments and the toolkits to at least 150 other ‘target cities’.

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