Who are we ?

Lille European Metropolis includes 90 towns and villages and 1.2 million people. It extends across the border with Belgium, constituting a “Eurometropolis” of 2.2 million people.

  • 1.2 million inhabitants (MEL)
  • 2.2 million including the Belgian area
  • 160,000 border crossings a day
  • Youngest population in France : 35% of the population is under 25.

MEL is a Public intermunicipal cooperation authority, established by the law of the December 31st of 1966. It gathers more than one million citizens on a territory which is both rural and urban, made by big towns and by villages. The MEL intervenes in essential domains: town and country planning, culture, household waste, sustainable development, water and purification, economy and employment, public space and public road network, Europe and international attractivity, housing environment and housing, urban affairs, nature and living environment, sport, tourism, transport and mobility, accessibility for disabled people, crematoriums.

Culture and entertainment
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    Atelier
    Monday 17 February, 18:00
    Forum départemental des Sciences
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    Atelier
    17 and 18 February
    Musée du Terroir
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    Atelier
    Monday 17 February, 18:00
    Forum des sciences
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    Atelier
    17 and 24 February
    Musée d'histoire naturelle de Lille
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    Sport
    Monday 17 February, 09:30
    Square Camille Claudel
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    Théâtre
    Tuesday 18 February, 10:00
    Salle Georges Denis à Herlies
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    Sport
    Tuesday 18 February, 08:30
    Salle Cerdan
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    Conférence - Rencontre
    Tuesday 18 February, 17:30
    Maison de l'Habitat Durable

Permanent Delegation to the European Institutions

Lille Metropole stands at a prime spot in the heart of Europe, with undeniable assets that make it a leading player on the European stage. In 2017, Lille Metropole created the Permanent Delegation to the European Institutions to play its part in shaping thinking about the future of Europe beyond 2020.

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