It is the vision of the European Commission energy transitation in the Groningen region is an example for other cities in Europe. Therefore the EC recognizes the Groningen region as a frontrunner in energy transition.
Groningen is also the choice of location for the Global Centre on Adaptation. In October 2018 this centre has been opened by former secretary general of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. The Climate Centre supports the new Global Commission on Adaptation which will raise visibility of the need to adapt to climate change and focus on identifying solutions.
As a lively university city, Groningen has the youngest average population in the Netherlands. It has a long and turbulent history, which becomes evident from the historic warehouses, courts and buildings. Groningen is also a city with nerve, with the most numerous examples of innovative architecture within its boundaries. In addition, it was once proclaimed the city with the best city centre in the Netherlands because of its charm. Experience all of this and explore Groningen.