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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    Cinéma
    Thursday 27 February, 20:30
    L'hybride
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    Exposition
    27 February - 10 April
    Galerie Nadar - Médiathèque André Malraux
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    Musique
    27 - 29 February
    École de musique
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    Exposition
    Thursday 27 February, 18:30
    Galerie Nadar - Médiathèque André Malraux
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    Atelier
    27 February and 5 March
    maison folie Wazemmes
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    Cinéma
    Friday 28 February, 19:00
    cinéma L'univers
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    Musique
    28 February - 1 March
    Le Grand Sud
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    Musique
    Friday 28 February, 19:30, 22:30
    Hôtel Carlton

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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