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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    Fête - Festival
    14 and 15 September
    Centre Ville, Armentières
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    Spectacle
    Saturday 14 September, 19:30
    Relais Nature du Parc de la Deûle
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    Saturday 14 September, 17:30
    Place de la Gare
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    Danse
    14 and 15 September
    l'école du Clos d'Hespel
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    Danse
    Saturday 14 September, 20:30
    La Makina
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    Fête - Festival
    14 - 22 September
    Lille
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    Atelier
    Saturday 14 September, 09:00
    Lieu de rendez-vous précisé lors de l'inscription
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    Saturday 14 September, 18:30
    Aérodrome de Bondues

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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