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This is an archived article published in May 2003
Scandinavian and German cities
judged to have best websites

Copenhagen is the 2002/2003 holder of the annual European eCity Award. The award is based on a study of 130 European city websites. Judges from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the UK evaluated city websites based on five criteria. The jury judged websites on their usefulness to citizens, business and tourists. The judges also looked at design features and awarded points for innovation.

August 2004 update: Due to a lack of sponsorship there is no follow-up to the original survey.

Copenhagen, the overall winner of the competition, also won a gold medal in the citizens category. Arhus (Denmark) won silver while the southern German city of Stuttgart was awarded bronze.

Berlin was judged to have the best website for business, followed by Copenhagen and Köln (Cologne). The Swedish capital Stockholm has, according to the award judges, the most tourist-friendly website. Here, Hamburg came second with Berlin being placed third.

The award for best design went to the Belgium city of Gent. Silver went to Zurich, with Barcelona collecting bronze. The website of the southern Spanish city of Seville was judged to have the most innovative website of all European cities. Gent was placed second, with Linz (Austria) collecting bronze.

A special award was made to Dresden in recognition of the city’s use of the internet following the flood catastrophe in the summer of 2002.


Overall ranking of the European eCity Award
1: Copenhagen, Denmark, http://www.kobenhavn.dk
2: Berlin, Germany, http://www.berlin.de
3: Stuttgart, Germany, http://www.stuttgart.de
4: Bremen, Germany, http://www.bremen.de
5: Hamburg, Germany, http://www.hamburg.de
6: Arhus, Denmark, http://www.aarhus.dk
7: Cologne, Germany, http://www.stadt-koeln.de
8: Helsinki, Finland, http://www.hel.fi
9: Vienna, Austria, http://www.wien.at
10: Barcelona, Spain, http://www.bcn.es
11: Odense, Denmark, http://www.odense.dk
12: Graz, Austria, http://www.graz.at
13: Tampere, Finland, http://www.tampere.fi
14: Mannheim, Germany, http://www.mannheim.de
15: Turin, Italy, http://www.comune.torino.it
16: Duesseldorf, Germany, http://www.duesseldorf.de
17: Hanover, Germany, http://www.hannover.de
18: Stockholm, Sweden, http://www.stockholm.se
19: Espoo, Finland, http://www.espoo.fi
20: Dortmund, Germany, http://www.dortmund.de
21: Florence, Italy, http://www.comune.firenze.it
22: Wuppertal, Germany, http://www.wuppertal.de
23: Essen, Germany, http://www.essen.de
24: Munich, Germany, http://www.muenchen.de
25: Duisburg, Germany, http://www.duisburg.de
26: Frankfurt, Germany, http://www.frankfurt.de
27: Milano, Italy, http://www.comune.milano.it
28: Bielefeld, Germany, http://www.bielefeld.de
29: Zurich, Switzerland, http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch
30: Leipzig, Germany, http://www.leipzig.de
31: Linz, Austria, http://www.linz.at
32: Nuremberg, Germany, http://www.nuernberg.de
33: Gothenborg, Sweden, http://www.goteborg.se
34: Dresden, Germany, http://www.dresden.de
35: Valencia, Spain, http://www.ayto-valencia.es
36: Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.ville-ge.ch
37: Bonn, Germany, http://www.bonn.de
38: Bochum, Germany, http://www.bochum.de
39: Ghent, Belgium, http://www.gent.be
40: Madrid, Spain, http://www.munimadrid.es
41: Nantes, France, http://www.mairie-nantes.fr
42: Malmo, Sweden, http://www.malmo.se
43: Verona, Italy, http://www.comune.verona.it
44: Bologna, Italy, http://www.comune.bologna.it
45: Antwerp, Belgium, http://www.antwerpen.be
46: Hull, UK, http://www.hullcc.gov.uk
47: Rotterdam, Netherlands, http://www.rotterdam.nl
48: Kirklees, UK, http://www.kirklees.gov.uk
49: Warsaw, Poland, http://www.warszawa.um.gov.pl
50: Lisbon, Portugal, http://www.cm-lisboa.pt
51: Charleroi, Belgium, http://www.charleroi.be
52: Bilba, Spain, http://www.bilbao.net
53: Padua, Italy, http://www.comune.padova.it
54: Leeds, UK, http://www.leeds.gov.uk
55: Paris, France, http://www.mairie-paris.fr
56: Plymouth, UK, http://www.plymouth.gov.uk
57: London, UK, http://www.london.gov.uk
58: Marseille, France, http://www.mairie-marseille.fr
59: Rennes, France, http://www.ville-rennes.fr
60: Wolverhampton, UK, http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk
61: Amsterdam, Netherlands, http://www.amsterdam.nl
62: The Hague, Netherlands, http://www.denhaag.nl
63: Nice, France, http://www.ville-nice.fr
64: Budapest, Hungary, http://www.budapest.hu
65: Montpellier, France, http://www.mairie-montpellier.fr
66: Bradford, UK, http://www.bradford.gov.uk
67: Basel, Switzerland, http://www.basel.ch
68: Saragossa, Spain, http://www.ayto-zaragoza.es
69: Luxembourg, Luxembourg, http://www.luxembourg-city.lu
70: Manchester, UK, http://www.manchester.gov.uk
71: Trieste, Italy, http://www.comune.ts.it
72: Genova, Italy, http://www.comune.genova.it
73: Alicante, Spain, http://www.alicante-ayto.es
74: Venice, Italy, http://www.comune.venezia.it
75: Palermo, Italy, http://www.comune.palermo.it
76: Bergen, Norway, http://www.bergen.kommune.no
77: Strasbourg, France, http://www.mairie-strasbourg.fr
78: Eindhoven, Netherlands, http://www.eindhoven.nl
79: Cardiff, UK, http://www.cardiff.gov.uk
80: Vigo, Spain, http://www.vigo.org
81: Oslo, Norway, http://www.oslo.kommune.no
82: Gijon, Spain, http://www.ayto-gijon.es
83: Porto, Portugal, http://www.cm-porto.pt
84: Nottingham, UK, http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk
85: Malaga, Spain, http://www.ayto-malaga.es
86: Dublin, Ireland, http://www.duplincorp.ie
87: Utrecht, Netherlands, http://www.utrecht.nl
88: Toulouse, France, http://www.mairie-toulouse.fr
89: Bordeaux, France, http://www.mairie-bordeaux.fr
90: Bristol, UK, http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk
91: Bratislava, Slovak Republic, http://www.bratislava.sk
92: Palma de Mallorca, Spain, http://www.a-palma.es
93: Lyon, France, http://www.mairie-lyon.fr
94: Edinburgh, UK, http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
95: Istanbul, Turkey, http://www.ibb.gov.tr
96: Catania, Italy, http://www.comune.ct.it
97: Cork, Ireland, http://www.corkcorp.ie
98: Las Palmas, Spain, http://www.laspalmasgc.es
99: Seville, Spain, http://www.sevilla.org
100: Trondheim, Norway, http://www.trondheim.kommune.no
101: Birmingham, UK, http://www.birmingham.gov.uk
102: Naples, Italy, http://www.comune.napoli.it
103: Cordoba, Spain, http://www.ayuncordoba.es
104: Rome, Italy, http://www.comune.roma.it
105: Murcia, Spain, http://www.ayto-murcia.es
106: Leicester, UK, http://www.leicester.gov.uk
107: Wirral, UK, http://www.wirral.gov.uk
108: Messina, Italy, http://www.comune.messina.it
109: Coventry, UK, http://www.coventry.gov.uk
110: Glasgow, UK, http://www.glasgow.gov.uk
111: Stoke on Trent, UK, http://www.stoke.gov.uk/
112: Bari, Italy, http://www.comune.bari.it
113: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, http://www.cm-gaia.pt
114: Liverpool, UK, http://www.liverpool.gov.uk
115: Limerick, Ireland, http://www.limerickcorp.ie
116: Taranto, Italy, http://www.comune.taranto.it
117: Belgrad, Serbia, http://www.beograd.org.yu
118: Athens, Greece, http://www.cityofathens.gr
119: Prague, Czech Republic, http://www.praha.cz
120: Belfast, UK, http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk
121: Brussels, Belgium, http://www.bruxelles.be
122: Sheffield, UK, http://www.sheffield.gov.uk
123: Sofia, Bulgaria, http://www.sofia.bg
124: Sarajevo, Bosnia, http://www.sarajevo.ba
125: Ankara, Turkey, http://www.ankara-bel.gov.tr
126: Valladolid, Spain, http://www.ava.es
127: Zagreb, Croatia, http://www.zagreb.hr
128: Ljubljana. Slovenia, http://www.ljubljana.si
129: Bucharest, Romania, http://www.bucuresti.home.ro
130: Skopje, Macedonia, http://www.skopje.gov.mk


THE LARGEST CITIES IN THE WORLD AND THEIR MAYORS 2010
Introduction
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Mayors with exceptional courage, compassion and competence sought for the 2016 World Mayor Prize
The 2016 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be awarded to mayors who have accepted and successfully managed the challenges posed by migration but are also convinced of its longterm benefits. They will be leading a city where past and/or more recent immigrants have contributed to the city’s society, economy and culture. The City Mayors Foundation will also consider mayors for the honours whose communities has shown exceptional resilience during the recent arrivals from disaster-torn regions of the world.

If you are convinced, like us, that the world’s cities have greatly benefited from immigrants, whose perseverance in the face of hardship and often prejudice has created the civic societies that we value and enjoy today, we invite you to nominate a mayor for the 2016 World Mayor Prize.

At a time when there are some 60 million refugees worldwide, mayors to be considered for the World Mayor honours will need to have shown exceptional compassion, courage and competence. Compassion for people who have travelled great distances to find safety. Courage to fight prejudice even in the face of unpopularity. Competence to leverage the value and potential each person offers society.

By taking part in this year’s World Mayor Project you are also voicing your support for all those cities that have had to bear the brunt of the recent influx of migrants and refugees.

Previous winners and runners-up include the mayors of Calgary, Ghent, Bilbao, Perth, Mexico City, Oklahoma City, Cape Town, Zurich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Athens, Mississauga and Tirana. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve and raise their profiles nationally and internationally.

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