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European Green cities Award

European Green cities Award

Registrate for the European Green Cities Conference and Award Ceremony on Wednesday 8 December 2021

Who will succeed the Coal Mine project in Beringen (Belgium), winner of the European Green Cities Award 2021. The internationally winning project will be announced during an online conference and award ceremony on Wednesday 8 December. The conference is free of charge and will start at 5h00 (CET). Other time zones: 4h00 PM (WET) and 6h00 PM (EET).

The conference offers lectures of international experts on a political, a scientific and an architectural level that give their insights on the successful integration of trees and plants into public areas. The event will be opened with a speech from the ENA-president Mr. Henk Raaijmakers and Member of Parliament Mr. Norbert Lins. Afterwards the award ceremony will take place and the winner of the European Green Cities Award 2021 will be announced by Member of Parliament Mr. César Luena.

WHEN? Wednesday 8 December 2021 – 5h00 pm (CET), 4h00 pm (WET), 6h00 pm (EET).
WHERE? Registrate for the online event here. The event is free of charge. The conference will be recorded and placed on this webpage afterwards.

Program of the conference

5h00: Introduction of the conference
5h05: Welcoming speech | Mr. Henk Raaijmakers, ENA-president
5h10: Promotional video
5h15: Opening speech | Mr Norbert Lins, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI Committee)
5h30: Policy on transformation of black coal mine to green gem, winner European Green Cities Award 2020 |  Mr. Thomas Vints, mayor of the city of Beringen in Belgium
5h45: Lecture from Dr. Mick Lennon, Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD School of Architecture in Ireland – Green Space Planning for Health & Wellbeing
6h00: Lecture of Mrs. Tina Saaby, Chief city architect Gladsaxe, Copenhagen in Denmark – Why cities need nature?
6h15: European Green Cities Award 2021 – ceremony and speech | Mr César Luena, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee).
6h30: End of the conference

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Please have a look at the pioneering projects which European communities and architects have manifested in 2021. All projects are truly magnificent. One winning project will be chosen as international winner.

Candidate Poland 2021


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Candidate Bulgaria 2021

Candidate – Bulgaria Submission by: l.arch. Veselin Belchev Vassilev Project name: Landscaping and park development of…

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Candidate France 2021

Candidate – France Submission by: Nantes Metropole Project Name: Le Jardin Extraordinaire, the incredible transformation of…

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Candidate The Netherlands 2021

Candidate – The Netherlands Submisstion by: Daan Bruggink, ORGA Architect Project Name: De Verwondering, A wooden,…

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Candidate Sweden 2021

Candidate – Sweden Submission by: Municipality of Linköpings Project name: Paradiset Park     Short description…

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Candidate Portugal 2021

Candidate – Portugal Submission by: Guimarães City Hall Project name: Guimarães City Park, Biocultural Eco-Corridor, Landscaping…

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Candidate Italy 2021

Candidate – Italy Submission by: Anve - Associazione Nazionale Vivaisti Esportatori Project name: Parco City Life,…

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Candidate Ireland 2021

Candidate – Ireland Submission by: Municipality of Dublin Project name: Dublin Landings, commercial urban green scape…

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Candidate Hungary 2021

Candidate – Hungary Submission by: Municipality of Kaposvár Project name: Smart Park in the Heart of…

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Candidate Greece 2021

Candidate – Greece Submission by: Municipality of Athens Project name: Fix Park, urban park Short description…

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Candidate Germany 2021

Candidate – Germany Submission by: ArGe Carpinus Kö-Bogen II (Leonhards/Wuppertal und Benning/Havixbeck), Optigrün International AG Project…

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Candidate Denmark 2021

Candidate – Denmark Submission by: Municipality of Aalborg Project name: Budolfi plads, Green Urban Transformation Short…

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Candidate Belgium 2021

Candidate – Belgium Submission by: Municipality of Kortrijk Project name: Kortrijk Weide, urban development project (6.5ha)…

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About the award

The Award is an initiative of the project ‘Green Cities Europe’. This is a platform that stimulates the greening of public space by providing innovative ideas, information based on scientific research and technical expertise. The activities of this platform focus on certain themes: health, climate, economy, biodiversity and social cohesion. The project is an initiative by the ENA (European Nurserystock Association) and nursery organisations in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden. The award is running in these 13 countries.

Interested in participating in the European Green Cities Award 2022? Please contact your local authorities:

  • BE: Jarne Depaepe, AVBS =>
  • BG: Yuliana Popova, BAOPN =>
  • DK: Henning Roed, Danske Planteskoler =>
  • FR: Emmanuelle Bougault, VAL’HOR =>
  • DE: Markus Guhl, Bund deutscher Baumschulen e.V. =>
  • GR: John Kitantzis, HEPEXIA =>
  • HU: Julianna Csikor, Magyar Díszkertészek Szövetsége =>
  • IE: Michal Slawski, Bord Bia => Michal.Slawski@BordBia.IE
  • IT: Maurizia Castellari, ANVE =>
  • NL: Leon Smet, Royal Anthos =>
  • PL: Joanna Filipczak, Polish Nurserymen Association =>
  • PT: Paula Vilanova, APPP-FN =>
  • SE: Maja Persson, LRF Trädgard =>

Who are the participants?

One project per participating country is allowed in the international competition. The participating countries are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, The Netherlands and Sweden. The official submitter is ultimately the party that financed the project.

The judging process

Each participating country sends one jury member. These are the members of the jury:

  • DE: Mr. Jan-Dieter Bruns, Tree Nursery and President of the jury
  • DK: Mr. Morten Weeke Borup, Architect
  • BE: Mr. Rudi Geerardyn, Landscape Architect
  • BG: Ms. Velyana Naidenova, Landscape Architect
  • FR: Mrs. Catherine Muller, Landschape Architect
  • PT: Mr. Albano Moreira, Nurseryman
  • HU: Mr. Gergely Rónai, Horticultural Engineer
  • SE: Mr. Patrick Svenson, Nurseryman
  • IT: Ms. Novella Cappelletti, Landscape Architect
  • GR: Mr. Nikos Thymakis, Landscape Consultant
  • IE: Mr. Michal Slawski, Horticultural sector manager
  • NL: Mr. Tom Bosschaert, Engineer/Architect
  • PL: Mrs. Magdalena Szmit-Siewruk, Landschape Architect
  • IFLA: Diana Culescu, Secretary manager IFLA and Landschape Architect
  • ELCA: Ms. Nesrin Karaoglu, Landscape Architect and Contractor

And the winner is…

Who will succeed the Coal Mine project in Beringen (Belgium), winner of the European Green Cities Award 2021. The winner will be announced during an online award ceremony:

WHEN? Wednesday 8 December 2021 – 5h00 pm (CET), 4h00 pm (WET), 6h00 pm (EET).
WHERE? Registrate for the online event here. The event is free of charge
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