Cities will be invited to apply via an online application form by the deadline on 1 October 2008 for the competition 2010 or 2011.
In the applications, the cities are asked to outline their programme of activities and events to disseminate experience and best practice on environmental matters.
Ten indicator areas have been defined for the purpose of evaluating the applications: local contribution to global climate change, mobility, noise pollution, quality of air, waste management, water etc.
A jury is composed of representatives from: European Commission, European Environment Agency, ICLEI, T&E, Union of Capitals of the European Union and Committee of the Regions
Further information will be available from www.europeangreencapital.eu.