Tirana was selected among the 3 finalists for the European award on transformatin activity during 2018. The Albanian capital was specifically appraised for the expansion of the green space around the city. Tirana was also praised for engaging citizens in the actions taken to transform the city. For the deputy mayor of Tirana, this award goes to all the citizens of Tirana who participated in the orbital forest action around the city.
The other two finalists were Bologna, for increasing civic engagement regarding the regeneration of urban municipalities and the Belgian city of Gent, for transforming the local food system through participatory governance models. The Belgian city was declared the winner of this year’s award.