PRACSIS wins secretariat for European Green Capital Award and European Green Leaf

logo-egcPRACSIS continues its longstanding cooperation with European Commission’s DG Environment as a contractor of the prestigious European Green Capital Award and European Green Leaf. Under the contract, worth EUR 2,8 million, PRACSIS will deliver full secretariat and public relations services.The Award underscores the pivotal role of local authorities in environmental protection. Winners such as Bristol (2015), Copenhagen (2014), Nantes (2013) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (2012) have continued to showcase best examples in urban environmental protection, making the Awards a flagship programme of DG Environment.

PRACSIS will raise awareness across Europe about their leading examples. The management of the application procedure, the organisation of expert meetings, the promotion of the competition and stakeholder engagement will all be in the hands of PRACSIS’s public relations team.

PRACSIS has already been the organiser of five European Green Capital handover ceremonies and will continue this tradition when Bristol passes over the torch to Ljubljana in January 2016.

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With the increased success of the European Green Capital Award, the scheme has opened up to smaller-sized towns and cities, which can now apply for the European Green Leaf.

Following upon Bristol’s success story of being 2015’s European Green Capital, all eyes will be on Essen in 2016. The cities Mollet del Vallès (Spain) and Torres Vedras (Portugal) have received the inaugural European Green Leaf 2016.