12. 6. 2021
Župančič Awards presented
On 10 June 2021, in the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, we presented the Župančič Awards, the highest recognitions of the City of Ljubljana for outstanding creations in the field of art and culture, to this year's winners.
18. 5. 2021
We are expanding the network of recipients of LGBT-Friendly Certificates
On 17 May, the International Day of the Fight against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we awarded four LGBT-Friendly Certificates in the City Hall.
5. 4. 2021
Apple of inspiration to our "hero of the coronavirus"
Among the recipients of the Apple of Inspiration for "Heroes of the Coronavirus", which is awarded by the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, is also an employee of the City Administration, Bojan Povše, who was in charge of the overall logistics of supplying the most vulnerable groups with lunches during the spring wave of the epidemic.
12. 3. 2021
With community towards victory
The Mladinsko Theatre is one of the winners of the Outstanding competition, in which every year awards are given to the best in outdoor advertising.
4. 9. 2020
Designer award for the mobile youth centre Ljuba and Drago
With our project of transforming a city bus into a mobile youth centre Ljuba and Drago we won the BIG SEE Interior Design Award 2020.
1. 6. 2020
Ljubljana – second most car sharing friendly city
In the international competition for the Carshare City Award Ljubljana won the second place in the category up to 750,000 residents. The award is presented by the organisations Carsharing Association and Movmi based on their evaluation of the introduction, maintenance, support and recognition of the significance of car sharing.
17. 2. 2020
Ljubljana is an internationally recognized »Tree City«
Ljubljana is recognized as a »Tree City« within the framework of the programme »Tree Cities of the World«. The recognition is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the united Nations (FAO) to encourage cities to care for their trees.
22. 1. 2020
Ljubljana received a Meeting Star Award at the 12th Conventa Trade Show
Ljubljana won a prestigious Meeting Star Award at the 12th Conventa, the largest meetings industry event in the region of New Europe. Our city was awarded as the best congress destination in the category of cities hosting events for up to 2,000 people.
16. 12. 2019
Ljubljana – most bee-friendly municipality in 2019
The Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association awarded us with the golden recognition and the title Most Bee-friendly Municipality in 2019.
3. 12. 2019
Recognition to Kinodvor for best programming
At the 21st conference of the international network Europa Cinemas in Lisbon, Kinodvor received the prestigious Europa Cinemas Best Programming Award 2019.
11. 10. 2019
Ljubljana wins the digitalisation award in the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 competition
Ljubljana was declared the winner of this prestigious title by an independent panel of experts at the award ceremony which took place yesterday in Helsinki. Gothenburg and Malaga shared the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020 award.
9. 8. 2019
Ljubljana is once again in the finals of the European Capital of Smart Tourism competition
On 7 August 2019, the European Commission announced the finalists of the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, which also include Ljubljana. After a presentation in Helsinki, on 8 October 2019 the European Jury will select two winning cities and award four others in the accessibility, sustainability, digitalisation, and cultural heritage and creativity categories.
5. 7. 2019
Ljubljana wins two first awards at the international competition Emerging Europe Awards
We received several recognitions at the award ceremony of the international competition Emerging Europe Awards 2019 in London. For the LGBT certificate we received the first award for the best equality-friendly initiative; in the category business-friendly cities we are sharing the first place with Prague in the quality of life subcategory.
1. 7. 2019
Ljubljana for the third consecutive time listed among the top 20 bicycle friendly cities in the world
For the third consecutive time Ljubljana made it onto the list of the top 20 bicycle friendly cities in the world, the Copenhagenize Index. We took the 14th place.
1. 7. 2019
Ljubljana among 20 most beautiful cities in Europe
Ljubljana made it to the eminent list of 20 most beautiful cities in Europe.
21. 6. 2019
Ljubljana among most energy progressive municipalities
At the conference En.municipality & En.management 2019 the most energy progressive municipalities in Slovenia were announced. In the category of urban municipalities the City of Ljubljana was chosen as the most energy progressive.
30. 5. 2019
Ljubljana again received the label Slovenia Green Destinations Gold
We have received already the second prestigious label Slovenia Green Destination Gold, awarded by the Slovenian Tourist Board. And so, we are still one of the most successful destinations in the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism.
29. 5. 2019
New award for the Pedenjcarstvo kindergarten
For the innovatively designed Pedenjcarstvo kindergarten we have received the OHS AWARD for best buildings and spatial designs in the opinion of the general public.
28. 5. 2019
Innovation award for the tour of Ljubljana’s Central Market with breakfast
For a idea how to experience city cuisine differently – a tour of Ljubljana’s Central Market with breakfast – we have received the Snovalec award with which the Slovenian Tourist Board promotes the implementation of creative and innovative ideas in the field of tourism.
10. 5. 2019
Ljubljana’s highest recognitions awarded at the city holiday
9 May, the Ljubljana City Holiday, was marked by the Gala Session of the City Council of the City of Ljubljana where Mayor Zoran Janković presented the highest recognitions of the City of Ljubljana.
27. 3. 2019
Ljubljana the safest city in 2018
Within the framework of the 10th international conference The Days of Corporate Security we received the Slovenian Grand Security Award in the category »Safest City in 2018«, which is already the third award we have won.
13. 3. 2019
European award for the Energy Advanced project
Within the framework of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum on the topic of financing projects in the field of energy efficiency and rational use of energy in Brussels we received the European Energy Service Award 2019 for the first part of the Energy Advanced project, within the scope of which we have carried out energy renovations of 48 buildings in Ljubljana in a public-private partnership with the consortium of companies Petrol and Resalta.
7. 3. 2019
Victory at the Berlin travel trade show
On 6 March 2019, at one of the largest and most important travel trade shows in the world, the Berlin ITB, prestigious awards were presented to the best destinations on the Global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations list.
4. 1. 2019
We have received a certificate for ensuring a healthy lifestyle
The European Healthy Cities Network, which functions under the aegis of the World Health Organisation, recognised Ljubljana as one of the leading cities in terms of ensuring a health living environment.
11. 12. 2018
The Ljubljana Moustache Tour the best cycling tour in Europe
The sightseeing tour of Ljubljana, called the Moustache Tour, won in the December issue of the easyJet Traveller Magazine the title of the best guided cycling tour in Europe.
3. 12. 2018
RogLab project awarded at the EUROCITIES conference
In Edinburgh, Scotland, on 29 November 2018, within the framework of the annual EUROCITIES conference, awards were presented for outstanding achievements in the field of activities enhancing the quality of life of citizens. In the Innovation category the award went to our project RogLab – Creative and Innovative Hub.
26. 11. 2018
Young Dragons’ Director received high national recognition
The Director of Young Dragons public institute Ksenja Perko received a national recognition for quality and successful work in the youth sector over a longer period of time.
19. 11. 2018
Puppet Museum received a special award in Malta
At the Annual Conference of the Network of European Museum Organisations in Valletta, Malta, the Puppet Museum at the Ljubljana Castle received a special award of the jury.
15. 11. 2018
Global forum for innovation highlighted the City Incubator youth project as an example of good practice
The global forum for public sector innovation OPSI highlighted the City Incubator within our public institute Young Dragons as an example of good practice in the field of innovation.
25. 10. 2018
Global Active Citycertificate received
At the beginning of October, within the framework of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, we received the Global Active City certificate awarded, in addition to Ljubljana, to only five cities around the world.
27. 9. 2018
Award for the sustainable development of Ljubljana
Within the framework of the European Capital of Smart Tourism programme a group of independent experts and representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions declared Ljubljana as best in the area of sustainable tourism.
10. 7. 2018
High state recognition for Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak and Darko Brlek
The Honorary Citizen of Ljubljana Prof Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak and the General and Artistic Director of the Ljubljana Festival Darko Brlek received high state recognitions on 4 July 2018.
28. 6. 2018
Plečnik's Ljubljana is the Tourism Campaign of the Year
The Plečnik’s Ljubljana campaign, last year commemorating the 145th anniversary of the birth and the 60th anniversary of the death of the great Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, brought Ljubljana Tourism the Emerging Europe Tourism Campaign of the Year 2018 award.
19. 6. 2018
Ljubljana Tourism received the Pink Dragon Award
At the Dragon’s Ball gala, closing this year’s Pink Week festival, an innovative project for the promotion of unique top-level experiences and for the promotion of Ljubljana and Slovenia as LGBT-friendly destinations, Ljubljana Tourism received the Pink Dragon Award for its contribution to the development of niche tourism and the introduction of best practices respecting diversity.
4. 5. 2018
Deputy Mayor Tjaša Ficko received a high recognition in New Delhi
Deputy Mayor Tjaša Ficko attended the global conference Women Economic Forum in New Delhi where she received, on 26 April 2018, the prestigious award Woman of the Decade as the head of the project Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016.
24. 4. 2018
Mayor Zoran Janković received the high award of the Federal State of Vienna
On 23 April 2018, Mayor Zoran Janković received from the hands of Mayor and Governor of Vienna Dr Michael Häupl the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services of the Federal State of Vienna.
26. 3. 2018
Award-winning Ljubljana City Theatre
The Ljubljana City Theatre was celebrating at the 27th Days of Comedy festival held in Celje. Its performances took all noble awards.
14. 12. 2017
Najdihojca Kindergarten received the Apple of Quality 2017
The Najdihojca Ljubljana Kindergarten received the national recognition Apple of Quality 2017 for its success story in the Erasmus+ programme in the field of school education.
6. 12. 2017
Access City Award 2018
For its broad approach to accessibility encompassing the whole population Ljubljana has won the silver prize at the European Commission competition Access City Award 2018.
5. 12. 2017
Ljubljana is a reading friendly municipality
The City of Ljubljana has received the Reading Friendly Municipality certificate aimed at encouraging local communities to develop reading literacy, reading and reading culture.
5. 12. 2017
Ljubljana most bee-friendly municipality 2017
Within the scope of the Beekeeping Tourism Day the City of Ljubljana received the recognition Most Bee-Friendly Municipality 2017.
14. 11. 2017
Ljubljana received the prestigious Responsible Tourism Award
In London, Ljubljana Tourism received the prestigious WTM Responsible Tourism Award in the category Best for Communication in the field of responsible tourism.
9. 11. 2017
Ljubljana again among the best
In the competition of the Academy of Urbanism for the Urbanism Awards 2018 Ljubljana made it among the finalists in the European City of the Year category. Bilbao was declared the best city.
6. 11. 2017
Mayor Zoran Janković received high recognition of the Russian Federation
In Moscow, on Saturday, 4 November 2017, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of Friendship to Mayor Zoran Janković for his contribution to strengthening Slovenian-Russian relations and preserving the memory of Russian and Soviet soldiers fallen on Slovenian territory during the First and the Second World War.
25. 10. 2017
Two Golden Pencils for Ljubljana projects
Two Ljubljana projects won a professional award the Golden Pencil this year, i.e. Navigability study of Ljubljanica River and RCERO Ljubljana.
20. 10. 2017
Recognition for a significant contribution to tourism development
At the 7th Days of Slovenian Tourism in Kranjska Gora, Mayor Zoran Janković received the highest recognition of the Tourism and Hospitality Chamber of Slovenia for his significant contribution to the development of Slovenian Tourism.
17. 10. 2017
Ljubljana, Planet Earth Friendly Municipality 2017
For the sixth consecutive year Ljubljana has received the title Planet Earth Friendly Municipality.
4. 10. 2017
Ljubljana among most sustainable global destinations for the third time already
On World Tourism Day the list of most sustainable destinations in the world chosen in the Global TOP 100 Sustainable Destinations competition was unveiled in the Portuguese city of Cascais. Ljubljana made it on the list for the third time already and is thus standing out among the winning destinations as well as globally.
27. 9. 2017
Moving Forward 2017 for the elderly projects
The Ljubljana Home Care Institute with its project A-QU-A, social service and organised volunteering and intergenerational connectivity programme, won the competition for best improvement in public administration Moving Forward 2017 (Premik naprej 2017).
11. 7. 2017
Ljubljana received two URBACT Good Practice titles
At the URBACT Good Practice call the City of Ljubljana received two good practice titles, namely, for its Bee Path and for including citizens through its Citizens’ Initiatives service. Almost 300 cities sent in their applications.
20. 6. 2017
Ljubljana, eight most bicycle friendly city in the world
In 2015, Ljubljana first made it onto the list of top 20 bicycle friendly cities in the world taking the 13th place, and this year it improved its ranking. It made it as high as the 8th place on the »Copenhagenize Bicycle Friendly Cities Index 2017«.
15. 5. 2017
Ljubljana on the list of seven green technologies worldwide
The Virgin international website placed Ljubljana on the list of seven green technologies from around the world which can leave a green mark on our lifestyle in future, namely, with the introduction of the Urbana card Ljubljana made a leap in the direction of environmental protection in transport.
28. 3. 2017
Award winning documentary by Bičevje Primary School
A group of pupils at the Bičevje Primary School won numerous awards at international festivals for their documentary A Small Step for a Man, a Giant Smile for Mankind.
23. 1. 2017
The Conventa best event award 2016
The information point of Ljubljana - European Green Capital 2016 named Point. For You. has won the prestigious Conventa Best Event Award 2016 in the B2C communication category.
19. 12. 2016
Apple of quality 2016
The Livada Primary School and the Ljubljana City Library have received the national recognition Apple of Quality 2016 with which the Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes awards the best implemented projects in European educational and training programmes.
9. 12. 2016
Ljubljana, youth-friendly municipality
The City of Ljubljana received the Youth-Friendly Municipality Certificate awarded to municipalities by the Institute for Youth Policy and the Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia.
8. 12. 2016
Ljubljana, bee-friendly municipality
At the competition for the Most Bee-Friendly Municipality 2016 the City of Ljubljana was placed third.
2. 12. 2016
The award for mayor Zoran Janković
On 28th November 2016, Mayor Zoran Janković was awarded a prize at the Gala Academy of the Braća Karić Foundation in Belgrade in the field of economy and development of the city.
30. 11. 2016
Ljubljana, environmentally friendly municipality
Municipality of Ljubljana has been awarded the title of Planet Earth-Friendly Municipality for the fifth consecutive year.
20. 10. 2016
The Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia presented the projects Rakova Jelša City Park and the Renovation of Slovenska Street with the Golden Pencil Award for their excellent execution. Deputy Major Prof Janez Koželj was also recognised.
17. 10. 2016
My country – beautiful and hospitable
At the My Country – Beautiful and Hospitable 2016 event, Ljubljana received two awards: first place in the larger cities category and first place in the city centre category.
1. 10. 2016
City of Ljubljana awarded at the Festival for the elderly
At this year’s Third Age Festival the City of Ljubljana and Mayor Zoran Janković received a recognition for the longstanding cooperation in organising the festival.
30. 9. 2016
Ljubljana among most sustainable destinations
At the Global Green Destinations Day international conference Ljubljana was, for the second time already, ranked among 100 most sustainable destinations in the world (Global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations 2016). The Ljubljana Tourism project titled Tastes of Ljubljana also received an award.
21. 9. 2016
Ljubljana’s award-winning website
The website of Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016, received the award Websi 2016 in the category of public and nongovernmental organisations.
30. 6. 2016
Golden apple for Ljubljana
In the year when it holds the title European Green Capital Ljubljana also won the Golden Apple Award (La Pomme d'Or), the highest recognition of the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET).
27. 6. 2016
European award for silver economy initiatives
On the basis of its many years of experience and good practises with regard to activities for the elderly, the City of Ljubljana was invited to serve as an evaluator in a project with the aim of setting up the European award for Silver Economy Initiatives.
20. 6. 2016
The golden DIGGIT award
The Zelena Ljubljana (Green Ljubljana) and Primavoda websites received the Golden Awards at the digital communications conference DIGGIT.
17. 5. 2016
The Golden Tourist Heart
Sacen International has awarded Ljubljana Tourism with the second Golden Tourist Heart of the Mediterranean and South-East Europe.
25. 4. 2016
Prize for tourism in Ljubljana
European Commission awarded Ljubljana an important environmental prize, which only confirms the right direction into development of sustainable tourism.
19. 4. 2016
Award for the green heart
The Green Heart interactive installation which was set up in front of the City Hall at the beginning of the green year received the Grand Prize at the 25th Slovenian Advertising Festival in the »Direct Communication« category.
31. 3. 2016
Golden rock 2016
At the traditional meeting of municipalities and mayors of Slovenia, the City of Ljubljana received the Golden Rock 2016 award for the most propulsive municipality in Slovenia in terms of development.
12. 2. 2016
Ljubljana received the title European Green Capital
On 9 February in Brussels, Ljubljana officially received the title European Green Capital 2016.
9. 2. 2016
Award-winning website Ljubljana, European Green Capital
The website www.zelenaljubljana.si, that is, www.greenljubljana.com has received the professional award Special Kudos within the scope of the international awards platform CSS Design Awards.
8. 1. 2016
Ljubljana on the list of top destinations in 2016
Globally known media companies The Rough Guide and The Guardian have put Ljubljana on their lists of destinations in 2016. They agree that the number of green areas, pedestrian zones and other environmental measures justify Ljubljana’s title European Green Capital.
21. 12. 2015
European Public Sector Award
The City of Ljubljana is the only municipality in Slovenia to receive the award for best practices at local level for its activities in the LGBT field which is presented by the European Institute of Public Administration within the framework of the European Public Sector Award.
20. 12. 2015
Ljubljana, City of Literature
On 11 December 2015, Ljubljana received the permanent title City of Literature awarded by UNESCO to cities with rich cultural heritage and a thriving contemporary literary scene, which understand the significance of culture and books for sustainable development of the city.
14. 12. 2015
Ljubljana, bee-friendly municipality
The City of Ljubljana is the second most bee-friendly municipality in Slovenia in 2015.
30. 11. 2015
HORUS for Snaga
The public company Snaga received the HORUS 2015 Award in the big company category for its activities in the area of social responsibility.
10. 11. 2015
Planet Earth-Friendly Municipality 2015
For the fourth consecutive year the City of Ljubljana has been awarded the title Planet Earth-Friendly Municipality.
29. 10. 2015
Ljubljana – Slovenia Green Destination
Ljubljana is the first destination in Slovenia with the title Slovenia Green Destination. The certificate of the highest, golden category was awarded by the Slovenian Tourist Board within the framework of the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism.
14. 10. 2015
Janez Levec Center recognised for special achievements
On 5 October 2015, the Centre for training, education and schooling Janez Levec Ljubljana received the highest award of the Republic of Slovenia for exceptional achievements in the field of education of children with special needs in 2015.
13. 10. 2015
Dr Blaž Vurnik receives an award
Dr Blaž Vurnik, curator of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, has received an ICOM Slovenia award for his project »Hidden Children of the 2nd World War« (Skriti otroci II. svetovne vojne).
11. 10. 2015
Award-winning Puppet Theatre Ljubljana
The plays of the Puppet Theatre Ljubljana have received as many as 12 awards at festivals held in September.
21. 9. 2015
Cevko.si is Websi – Web Champion 2015
The web site Cevko.si has received the award WEBSI – Web Champion 2015 as the best project in the category Public and Non-Governmental Organizations.
3. 7. 2015
Public company JP Žale received the bronze award of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Chamber of Commerce for the Central Slovenian region for the innovation »Grave Search«.
28. 5. 2015
MGML received the Živa award
The Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana received the prestigious Živa Award for leadership at an award ceremony in St. Petersburg.
22. 4. 2015
Ljubljana receives Tourism for Tomorrow Award
Ljubljana was awarded the Tourism for Tomorrow Destination Award at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) solemn event on 15 April 2015 in Madrid.
20. 4. 2015
Bičevje Elementary School Awarded
A group of students from the 8th grade from the Bičevje Elementary School have received the first prize for their remarkably committed and successful work within the Global Partners Junior international project.
26. 6. 2014
Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016
The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has won the European Green Capital Award for 2016. Ljubljana received recognition for raising environmental awareness amongst its citizens, for its sustainability strategy 'Vision 2025', its implementation of a range of urban green measures over the past decade and its impressive transportation network.