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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    Visite - Balade
    20 September - 29 December
    Jardin Botanique
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    Sport
    20 - 22 September
    piscine Olympique Marx Dormoy
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    Danse
    Friday 20 September, 19:00
    MaisonFolie Beaulieu
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    Musique
    Friday 20 September, 20:30
    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Treille
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    Exposition
    20 September 2019 - 6 January 2020
    Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
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    Fête - Festival
    Friday 20 September, 19:00
    Maison Folie Beaulieu
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    Événement d'intérêt intercommunal
    Friday 20 September, 20:00
    Le Tournebride
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    Atelier
    Friday 20 September, 20:00
    MOSAÏC, le jardin des cultures

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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