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European Green Cities (EGC) – striving for a sustainable Europe

European Green Cities (EGC) is a network aiming to work together for a sustainable Europe, through a number of innovations and collaborations.

European Green Cities (EGC) is a network of cities, organisations and companies focussing on contributing to the development of green cities and buildings in a sustainable Europe.

EGC is working with innovation projects, implementation of best practice in planning and building projects, education and dissemination.  Actual activities include arranging seminars, editing newsletters and magazines for European research and development projects.


EGC exchange knowledge and disseminate results from European projects.

Current projects


The RentalCal project focus on the current level of energy efficiency investments in the rental housing sector, which is in danger of missing EU policy targets. RentalCal aims to develop models and tools for assessing the commercial viability of energy efficiency retrofitting in the rental housing stock. This will reduce split incentive barriers, price in green added value and show a clear road map towards a sustainable housing stock.

Completed projects

Electric Vehicle Trophy
ENPIRE (2008 – 2010)
Green City Building
Green Solar Cities

A network for a sustainable Europe

The European Green Cities network was established in 1996 in relation to EU Thermie project European Green Cities. EGC is a forum for innovation projects, exchange of knowledge and dissemination of Sustainable Urban Housing initiatives and good examples etc.

EGCN consists of partners from the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Slovenia
  • Spain

Further more EGC has a network of City Guides, who are ready to arrange and manage contacts to actors at the sustainable “scenes” in the member cities.

EGC also initiates new project proposals and applications.

The members of the EGCN are always interested in participating in new projects and can be contacted through the secretariat.

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