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This is an archived article published in May 2003
Scandinavian and German cities
judged to have best websites

Copenhagen is the 2002/2003 holder of the annual European eCity Award. The award is based on a study of 130 European city websites. Judges from Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the UK evaluated city websites based on five criteria. The jury judged websites on their usefulness to citizens, business and tourists. The judges also looked at design features and awarded points for innovation.

August 2004 update: Due to a lack of sponsorship there is no follow-up to the original survey.

Copenhagen, the overall winner of the competition, also won a gold medal in the citizens category. Arhus (Denmark) won silver while the southern German city of Stuttgart was awarded bronze.

Berlin was judged to have the best website for business, followed by Copenhagen and Köln (Cologne). The Swedish capital Stockholm has, according to the award judges, the most tourist-friendly website. Here, Hamburg came second with Berlin being placed third.

The award for best design went to the Belgium city of Gent. Silver went to Zurich, with Barcelona collecting bronze. The website of the southern Spanish city of Seville was judged to have the most innovative website of all European cities. Gent was placed second, with Linz (Austria) collecting bronze.

A special award was made to Dresden in recognition of the city’s use of the internet following the flood catastrophe in the summer of 2002.

Overall ranking of the European eCity Award
1: Copenhagen, Denmark,
2: Berlin, Germany,
3: Stuttgart, Germany,
4: Bremen, Germany,
5: Hamburg, Germany,
6: Arhus, Denmark,
7: Cologne, Germany,
8: Helsinki, Finland,
9: Vienna, Austria,
10: Barcelona, Spain,
11: Odense, Denmark,
12: Graz, Austria,
13: Tampere, Finland,
14: Mannheim, Germany,
15: Turin, Italy,
16: Duesseldorf, Germany,
17: Hanover, Germany,
18: Stockholm, Sweden,
19: Espoo, Finland,
20: Dortmund, Germany,
21: Florence, Italy,
22: Wuppertal, Germany,
23: Essen, Germany,
24: Munich, Germany,
25: Duisburg, Germany,
26: Frankfurt, Germany,
27: Milano, Italy,
28: Bielefeld, Germany,
29: Zurich, Switzerland,
30: Leipzig, Germany,
31: Linz, Austria,
32: Nuremberg, Germany,
33: Gothenborg, Sweden,
34: Dresden, Germany,
35: Valencia, Spain,
36: Geneva, Switzerland,
37: Bonn, Germany,
38: Bochum, Germany,
39: Ghent, Belgium,
40: Madrid, Spain,
41: Nantes, France,
42: Malmo, Sweden,
43: Verona, Italy,
44: Bologna, Italy,
45: Antwerp, Belgium,
46: Hull, UK,
47: Rotterdam, Netherlands,
48: Kirklees, UK,
49: Warsaw, Poland,
50: Lisbon, Portugal,
51: Charleroi, Belgium,
52: Bilba, Spain,
53: Padua, Italy,
54: Leeds, UK,
55: Paris, France,
56: Plymouth, UK,
57: London, UK,
58: Marseille, France,
59: Rennes, France,
60: Wolverhampton, UK,
61: Amsterdam, Netherlands,
62: The Hague, Netherlands,
63: Nice, France,
64: Budapest, Hungary,
65: Montpellier, France,
66: Bradford, UK,
67: Basel, Switzerland,
68: Saragossa, Spain,
69: Luxembourg, Luxembourg,
70: Manchester, UK,
71: Trieste, Italy,
72: Genova, Italy,
73: Alicante, Spain,
74: Venice, Italy,
75: Palermo, Italy,
76: Bergen, Norway,
77: Strasbourg, France,
78: Eindhoven, Netherlands,
79: Cardiff, UK,
80: Vigo, Spain,
81: Oslo, Norway,
82: Gijon, Spain,
83: Porto, Portugal,
84: Nottingham, UK,
85: Malaga, Spain,
86: Dublin, Ireland,
87: Utrecht, Netherlands,
88: Toulouse, France,
89: Bordeaux, France,
90: Bristol, UK,
91: Bratislava, Slovak Republic,
92: Palma de Mallorca, Spain,
93: Lyon, France,
94: Edinburgh, UK,
95: Istanbul, Turkey,
96: Catania, Italy,
97: Cork, Ireland,
98: Las Palmas, Spain,
99: Seville, Spain,
100: Trondheim, Norway,
101: Birmingham, UK,
102: Naples, Italy,
103: Cordoba, Spain,
104: Rome, Italy,
105: Murcia, Spain,
106: Leicester, UK,
107: Wirral, UK,
108: Messina, Italy,
109: Coventry, UK,
110: Glasgow, UK,
111: Stoke on Trent, UK,
112: Bari, Italy,
113: Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal,
114: Liverpool, UK,
115: Limerick, Ireland,
116: Taranto, Italy,
117: Belgrad, Serbia,
118: Athens, Greece,
119: Prague, Czech Republic,
120: Belfast, UK,
121: Brussels, Belgium,
122: Sheffield, UK,
123: Sofia, Bulgaria,
124: Sarajevo, Bosnia,
125: Ankara, Turkey,
126: Valladolid, Spain,
127: Zagreb, Croatia,
128: Ljubljana. Slovenia,
129: Bucharest, Romania,
130: Skopje, Macedonia,

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