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EUROCITIES Awards presented for excellence in ‘creative, competitive cities’

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The three winners of the 2018 EUROCITIES awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony in Edinburgh.

The announcements took place during EUROCITIES 2018 conference.

The winners were awarded in three permanent categories – cooperation, innovation and participation - linked to this year’s theme, ‘creative, competitive cities’. Culture has a strong role to play in driving successful, inclusive and prosperous cities and enriching the quality of life of our citizens. 

The winning projects are: 

  • In the category of cooperation: Leeds with its ‘Leeds 2023’ project that aims to transform the city's economy through culture and creativity
  • In the category of innovation: Ljubljana with its ‘RogLab’ project that connects and supports entrepreneurs and creatives, offering a space to co-create and prototype new ideas
  • In the category of participation: Oulu with its ‘Chaos challenge’ project that asks citizens each year to come up with ideas to help make Oulu more attractive for 15-29 years olds

Nine cities were shortlisted for the awards in July across the three categories: Leeds, Valladolid and Vilnius – cooperation; Dusseldorf, Ljubljana and Strasbourg – innovation; and Brighton & Hove, Frankfurt and Oulu – participation. 

The shortlisted cities were asked to send a short video about their projects, which you can find here

The winners were selected by an independent jury, comprising a representative from the host city, academia, EU institutions, the media and the third sector. The list of jury members can be found here.

Photos can be found here.

--The EUROCITIES Awards are presented within the framework of the EUROCITIES conference, which focuses on a different theme each year. More information on EUROCITIES 2018 is available here: