Host City

"If ever there was a city with a story to tell, it’s Bristol.  Enveloped in the hills of South West England, it has a distinctive identity that outrivals anywhere else. Grounded in roots from centuries past, passionate locals and spirited fans have helped carve out its character ever since."







  • City is a center of education, culture, research and higher education
  • University of Bristol (“red-brick university”) and University of West of England
  • European Green Capital 2015
  • two big events connected with ecology in June: Bristol’s BIG Green Week, Festival of Nature
  • Well-communicated with the rest of the world (Bristol airport)
  • Multicultural community: 91 languages are spoken, 45 religions practiced (data from 2014)
  • “Forum for the future” – a longtime project for making Bristol the capital of sustainability