The European Choir Games Gothenburg 2019 (ECG), a project managed by Göteborg & Co in partnership with Interkultur and Körcentrum Väst/Kultur i Väst with the support of Region Västra Götaland, will be held on 3–10 August 2019 in Gothenburg. Choir singing is one of the most popular amateur activities in Sweden and Europe, and a primary aim of the event is to bring together 5,000 international choral singers for cross-border cultural exchange.
Göteborg & Co sets high ambitions for sustainability – socially, environmentally and economically. The ECG should strengthen Gothenburg’s position as northern Europe’s leading city for sustainable events. We strive to minimise any negative impact from events on people and the environment, to make a positive contribution to society, stakeholders and the local economy, and to create lasting positive effects locally and regionally.
Our overarching goals in each sustainability area:
Transportation, food and waste are our three foremost environmental aspects for this event.
In addition to the points mentioned above, we should follow the laws and regulations applicable to our business and aim to get the event environmentally certified according to the Swedish Environmental Base Event Standard.