Is the first city that is declared twice as the ECS
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Following the evaluation visits to Glasgow (August) and Genoa (October), ACES Committee decided to assign Glasgow with the recognition of the European Capital of Sport 2023 and Genoa European Capital of Sport 2024.
Glasgow is the first city that is declared twice as the European Capital of Sport in the history of ACES Europe. The first time for the Scottish city was in 2003.
The award recognizes city’s efforts that have been made. Since 2003, more than £200 million has been spent on building and improving sporting facilities across the city. Moreover, 27 local centers give access to 68,498 club members as well as 323,000 citizens participate in free sport divisions.
Benefits of awards
Your city will be acknowledged as “Master of Sports” at European level.
Cities that have been awarded, bequeathed a better future in sports to their citizens. For example, in Antwerp, Capital of Sport in 2013, active people increased by 10%.
1,5 bn impacts per year through TV, radio, internet, print.
Return of Investment
In Logrono, European City of Sport 2014, 44,5mn euros was the ROI due to the title.
Exchange of best practices with other cities and participation in the several congresses.
Improvement of local sport policies
Possibility of getting EU Grants
Every year ACES Europe involves cities in different EU projects and Calls.
Liveliness to your city
During the year, numerous events bring life to your city. For example, in Torino, European capital of sport 2015, 1000 events took place.
European sport awards 2020
European Capital of Sport:
European Cities of Sport:
Milton Keynes (UK)
Cernusco Sul Naviglio (IT)
Smallingerland (NL) – Not confirmed
Rovaniemi (FIN) – Not confirmed
Miramas (FR) – Not confirmed
European Towns of Sport
Egna Neumarc (IT)
Montegrotto T. (IT)
European Islands of Sport
Mali Lošinj (HR)
ACES Europe is a non-profit association based in Brussels which assigns every year since 2001 the recognitions of European Capital, City, Community and Town of Sport. ACES Europe awards the European Capital of Sport title, an initiative that has received the recognition of the European Commission in the White Paper (Art. 50). In addition, ACES Europe is an offcial partner of the European Commission in the European Week of Sport. Both facts suppose the recognition of the work and activity of ACES Europe.