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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    Sport
    Sunday 17 February, 15:00
    Stadium - Stade Honneur
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    Visite - Balade
    Wednesday 20 February, 16:00
    La Gaufre du Pays Flamand
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    Visite - Balade
    Saturday 23 February, 10:00
    Collégiale Saint-Piat
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    Sport
    Saturday 23 February, 21:00
    Stadium - Stade Honneur
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    Visite - Balade
    Sunday 24 February, 14:30
    Place de Rihour
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    Réunion publique
    Monday 25 February, 18:00
    Foyer rural - Bois-Grenier
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    Réunion publique
    Thursday 28 February, 19:00
    Foyer rural - Aubers
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    Théâtre
    Thursday 28 February, 14:30, 20:00
    Eglise Notre Dame de Lourdes
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    Braderie - Brocante
    28 February - 3 March
    Lille Grand Palais
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    Atelier
    1 - 3 March
    Tripostal
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    1 March - 13 July
    Institut du monde arabe-Tourcoing
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    Fête - Festival
    Friday 8 March, 20:00
    Grange de la Ferme Dupire

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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