ACES Europe is a non-profit association based in Brussels that grants annually, since 2001, the European Capital, Community, City and Town  of Sport Award in accordance with the principles of responsibility and ethics, aware of the fact that sport is a factor of integration in society, that improves health and the quality of life of those who practise it.

Since its inception in 1999, ACES Europe seeks to promote sport among all the citizens of the European Union, encouraging private and public initiatives in order to increase support for sport, not only from a professional point of view, but also as a channel for social cohesion and to improve the health and quality of life of citizens.