The Métropole Européenne de Lille is an intercommunal structure in France’s Hauts-de-France northern region, comprised of a network of surrounding towns and cities, with the city of Lille at its heart. It was created in 2015, replacing the previous Communauté Urbaine de Lille. The city’s #ResolutelyDigital strategy has been crucial to leverage its position as the 4th largest digital ecosystem in France

The Métropole Européenne de Lille is looking to address several challenges, such as increasing national and international attractiveness and promoting sustainable development through the uptake of digital technology. To address such challenges, the entity has prepared the #ResolutelyDigital strategy. At its core, the strategy seeks to enhance the development of digital technology in close partnership with the municipalities, the Hauts-de-France Region, the French government, the EU, business, NGOs, and players in training and research. 

Around fifty actions make up the #ResolutelyDigital strategy, one of which being the rollout of high-speed broadband across the area in 2020. The aim is to overcome the digital divide, benefiting nearly 522,500 households. 

Métropole Européenne de Lille was a participant city in the DCC.

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Coastal Towns Association
Coastal Towns Association
Italy
  • Core
Skellefteå
Skellefteå
Sweden
  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Core
Derry
Derry/Londonderry
UK
  • Core
Torrent
Torrent
Spain
  • Mentor
Antwerp
Antwerp
Belgium
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
  • Core
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Patras
Patras
Greece
  • Core
Gava
Gava
Spain
  • Core
Poznań
Poznań
Poland
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Heraklion
Heraklion
Greece