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13 November 2019

Gothenburg named European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020

In the face of strong competition from 35 applicant cities representing 17 EU countries, ICLEI Member Gothenburg (Sweden) was named the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism, alongside Malaga (Spain). Each year, the European Commission uses this award to recognise two EU cities that have excelled ...

25 October 2019

Innovative urban actors invited to a summit for smarter cities

ICLEI Member Helsingborg (Sweden) has put forth a vision of being one of Europe’s most innovative cities by 2022. The city is ready to bring other global leaders along with them, to challenge and support each other in implementing innovative urban solutions. In the lead-up to 2022, Helsingbor...

9 September 2019

ICLEI Europe to participate in European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

Every year since 2003, the European Commission alongside the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) have hosted the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), a four-day event for cities and regions to showcase their work and the crucial role they play in European governance. The event hosts works...

26 July 2019

ICLEI Members make up the majority of finalists for the next European Capital of Innovation

This week, the finalist cities for the next European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Award were announced. Eight out of 12 of this year’s finalists are ICLEI Members. The iCapital Award recognises inclusive and dynamic innovation in European cities that delivers social benefits for all. From...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...

6 March 2019

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...

19 December 2018

Glasgow's work in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles showcased in new report

Scotland is on a journey to accelerate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. In September 2017, Scotland’s First Minister set the ambition to phase out the need for new petrol and diesel cars by 2032. A comprehensive review of the developments that have been undertaken to help achieve...

22 October 2018

ICLEI to host Smart City Workshop and City-Business Dialogues At Smart City Expo World Congress

Providers of digital technologies for cities promise to make our cities more sustainable, livable, efficient and innovative. In reality, local governments are facing difficult questions and decisions that need to be discussed openly and critically on whether these technologies can deliver on such pr...