The Call for Applications for the 2016 European Green Leaf (EGL) Award is currently open. The European Green Leaf is a competition open to cities with a population of between 20,000 and 100,000. It recognises success in achieving green growth, and is awarded to cities that bring green living concepts to life. European Green Leaf cities act as ambassadors to encourage others to follow their example. Eight cities from seven countries across Europe applied for the pilot 2015 European Green Leaf competition.