Mayor of Europe™ is an initiative of Euro Advance Association, through www.TheMayor.EU, and Brand PR. Every month, we highlight the work of a different EU mayor whose city has shown exemplary work, dedication and innovative approaches in fields such as Smart City, Sustainability, Innovation, Digitalization and more.

See below the list of the featured Mayors of Europe and click on the link to discover their stories.

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Mayor of Europe - May 2023

Eric Piolle - Mayor of Europe - Green City

Green City - Éric Piolle

Éric Piolle has been leading Grenoble since 2014, as the first Green mayor of a large French city. He shares his vision and achievements on the occasion of being named Mayor of Europe for May 2023, in the Green City category.

Discover more in our interview.

Mayor of Europe - March 2023

Wojciech Szczurek – Mayor of Europe - March 2023 - Green City

Green City - Wojciech Szczurek

Wojciech Szczurek, the Mayor of Gdynia for 25 years is the Mayor of Europe for Green City for March 2023. In this interview, he tells about how the city was transformed into a cleaner, age-friendly space, that gives a voice to all.

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Mayor of Europe - February 2023

Harald Preuner - Mayor of Europe - February '23 – Culture

Culture - Harald Preuner

Harald Preuner, the Mayor of Salzburg, Austria, is Mayor of Europe for Culture in February 2023. He talks about the cultural scene in his city and how it managed to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mayor of Europe - January 2023

Mārtiņš Staķis - Mayor of Europe – January 2023 – Inclusivity

Inclusivity - Mārtiņš Staķis

Mārtiņš Staķis, the mayor of Riga, Latvia is the first Mayor of Europe for 2023 in the Inclusivity category. In this interview, he talks about the coordinated effort to make Riga a more open city - for working, doing business and for tourism.

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Christian Orsing - Mayor of Europe - January ’23 - Innovation

Innovation - Christian Orsing

The new Mayor of Helsingborg, Christian Orsing, speaks about the Swedish city's approach to innovation, the H22 campaign and more.

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Mayor of Europe - December 2022

Mathias De Clercq - Mayor of Europe - December '22 - Youth policy

Youth Policy - Mathias De Clercq

At the end of the European Year of Youth, our top pick for Youth Policy is Mathias De Clercq, the Mayor of Ghent, Belgium. We talked to him about the city’s progressive youth policy, the European Youth Capital 2024 title, the student housing shortage and more.

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Mayor of Europe - November 2022

Jorge Azcón - Mayor of Europe – Sustainable Development – November ‘22

Sustainable Development - Jorge Azcón

The mayor of Zaragoza, Spain, Jorge Azcón, is Mayor of Europe for Sustainable Development. In this interview, he sheds light on some of the key projects, which helped Zaragoza earn a spot among the European 100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030.

Read more here.

David Schembri - Mayor of Europe - November '22 – Heritage and Culture

Culture and Heritage - David Schembri

The Mayor of Qrendi, Malta, is Mayor of Europe for Culture and Heritage for November 2022. In this interview, he explains his approach to turning a small village into a big destination, while preserving its identity.

Read more here.

Mayor of Europe - October 2022

Katja Dörner - Mayor of Europe - October '22 – Green City

Green City - Katja Dörner

Katja Dörner, Mayor of Bonn, talks about reducing emissions and making way for sustainable mobility and subsidized public transport.

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Urmas Klaas – Mayor of Europe – October ’22 – Education

Education - Urmas Klaas

Discover the achievements of the Estonian city of Tartu in the field of education and the importance of science for the "smartification" of a city.

Read more here.

Mayor of Europe - September 2022

Georges Mischo - Mayor of Europe - September '22 - Culture

Culture - Georges Mischo

A conversation with Georges Mischo, Mayor of Esch-sur-Alzette, the second city of Luxembourg, on designing a sustainable cultural strategy and a winning bid to become the European Capital of Culture.

Read more here.

Dovydas Kaminskas - Mayor of Europe - September ’22 – Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency - Dovydas Kaminskas

Dovydas Kaminskas, Mayor of Tauragė, Lithuania, unveils how a small town can lead by example in sustainable development and rank alongside the smartest climate-neutral cities of Europe.

Discover it here.

Mayor of Europe - August 2022

Kimmo Jarva – Mayor of Europe – August ’22 – Social City

Social City - Kimmo Jarva

Kimmo Jarva, Mayor of Lappeenranta, Finland, is Mayor of Europe in the Social City category for August 2022. In this conversation, he speaks about the path forward after its European Green Leaf Award year and the road to becoming one of the 100 Climate-Neutral Cities, while involving all members of society.

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Erik Lauritzen – Mayor of Europe -August ’22 – Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency - Erik Lauritzen

Erik Lauritzen, Mayor of Sønderborg, Denmark, is Mayor of Europe for Energy Efficiency for August 2022. In this interview, he discusses the challenges that lie ahead for coastal cities on their road to climate neutrality and the importance of partnerships in climate action.

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Mayor of Europe - July 2022

Mohamed Ridouani, Mayor of Europe, July 2022

Education and Sport - Mohamed Ridouani

Mohamed Ridouani, Mayor of Leuven, Belgium, is Mayor of Europe for Education and Sport for July 2022. We talked with him about the plethora of local initiatives that turned Leuven into an international innovative ecosystem promoting physical activity.

Check out more on this link.

Ricardo Rio - Mayor of Europe - July 2022

Sustainable Development - Ricardo Rio

Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga, Portugal, is Mayor of Europe in Sustainable Development for July 2022. He told us about the initiatives and projects that helped Braga get ahead in its climate action agenda through careful planning and coordination in the entire ecosystem.

Find out about it here.

Mayor of Europe - June 2022

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Green City - Minna Arve

Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku, Finland, is Mayor of Europe in Green City for June 2022. Our team talked to her about the ambitious plans to make her city climate-positive by 2029 by involving young people in the process.

Learn more from this link.

Fernando Kirigin

Sustainable Tourism - Fernando Kirigin

Fernando Kirigin, Mayor of Opatija, Croatia, is Mayor of Europe in Sustainable Tourism for June 2022. Our team conversed with him about the city's efforts to maintain its sustainable profile while keeping a constant tourist flow throughout the year.

Discover more through this link.

Thomas Westphal

Innovation - Thomas Westphal

Thomas Westphal, Mayor of Dortmund, Germany, is Mayor of Europe in Innovation for June 2022. We talked to him about the most important projects and axes for the development of that German city and the efforts it takes to become a digital transformation frontrunner. 

Check out the full story on this link.

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Smart City - Jukka Mäkelä

Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor of Espoo, Finland, is Mayor of Europe in Smart City for June 2022. We spoke to him about the world’s first complete urban area based on 5G, citizen-oriented sustainable communities and many other innovative projects.

Check it out on this link.