At European Green Cities we are passionate about sustainable city-development.
We want to help alleviate the climate crisis by supporting innovative energy and mobility projects, as these are the two main sectors that need to be transformed if cities are going to reduce their CO2 footprint.
European Green Cities is a non-profit organization, founded in 1998. For more than 20 years, we have been actively participating in EU proposals and projects. Our mission is to contribute to the development of green cities and buildings in a sustainable Europe by supporting the projects with our know-how.
Concrete examples and current projects can be found here.
We can help drive the sustainable city development processes, within five different areas:
Areas of Expertise
Mobility and Inclusive Environments
European Green Cities supports great mobility for all users – especially children and women. Providing space for user groups that often are dependent on walking or cycling, make the city accessible for everybody, and support the green transition towards a CO2-neutral mobility system. Further, we support fossil free car-use.
– Mobility plans
– Cycling analysis and strategic solutions
– Gender sensitive urban planning
– Solar powered E-mobility and charging infrastructure
SDGs and Holistic Urban Development
In European Green Cities we mainly support The UN Sustainable Development Goals no 3, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 17. The UN SDGs are interconnected, which means that improving one of the goals often leads to improvements in several of the other goals. But it is important to keep in mind that one battle at a time is more efficient than targeting everything at once. Therefore we help cities create a baseline methodology, when they want to work with the SDG’s proactively.
– Targeting the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals
– Baseline development
– Long term planning
– Creating synergies through interdisciplinary knowledge
Smart Buildings and Energy Efficiency
Over the years, European Green Cities has contributed to making facade renovations to support lower energy consumption and better living environments. We work to improve the building stock of social housing by contributing with our proficient knowledge from a vast variety of renovation projects across Europe.
– District heating
– Knowledge on facade renovations and isolation
– Support better housing for
– Eliminating energy-poverty
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
European Green Cities help stakeholders to include optimization and development of energy efficiency, energy production, mobility, health, education, fair democracy, recycling management, job creation, gender equality, smart grids, climate adaptation and biodiversity.
– Workshops and Community engagement
– Stakeholder processes
– Develop interdisciplinary understanding
– Webpage and newsletter design and management
EU Funding and Project Management
We support the cities, by offering cooperation in the first phases of project development, finding EU-funding and putting together a team, and eventually implementation, dissemination and project management.
– EU-applications and processes
– Strong network of European cooperation partners
– Project management
– EU-policies and agendas
Gender Equality Plan
The Gender Equality Plan provides EGC with a systematic structure to increase its gender sensitivity in both internal workplace policies (e.g., parental leave, employment, and anti-discrimination protocols) and external practices (e.g., data disaggregation practices, involvement of focus groups).
To ensure knowledge sharing across Europe, we also manage the non-profit European Green Cities Network. The network consists of municipalities, social housing organizations, institutions, companies and universities from more than 19 countries. More information about EGCN and how to join can be found here.
Other important information
EGC is a non-profit network and is ruled by an Annual General Meeting (AGM).
EGC has offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen.
EGC also manages a parallel Danish network: The Association for Sustainable Cities and Buildings in Denmark – www.fbbb.dk.
EGC has a board of three members.