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
    Monday 27 January, 19:00
    cinéma L'univers
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    Atelier
    28 January and 6 February
    mairie de Quartier de Wazemmes
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    Conférence - Rencontre
    Tuesday 28 January, 18:30
    Salle de sports Raymond Herbaux
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    Développement durable
    Tuesday 28 January, 18:00
    Centre social du Laboureur
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    Conférence - Rencontre
    Tuesday 28 January, 18:00
    Plaine Images
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    Atelier
    Tuesday 28 January, 14:00
    divers lieux à Roubaix
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    Spectacle
    Tuesday 28 January, 20:30
    Grange de la Ferme Dupire
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    Conférence - Rencontre
    28 - 30 January
    Lille Grand Palais

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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