Benefits of awards

International recognition
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%.

Media impact
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.

Active networking
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.