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.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
  • Mentor
Porto
Porto
Portugal
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania
  • Core
Venice
Venice
Italy
  • Core
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Slovenia
  • Core
Padua
Padua
Italy
  • Core
Kisumu
Kisumu
Kenya
  • Core
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
Pays de Saint-Omer Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Patras
Patras
Greece
  • Mentor
Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
  • Core
Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria
  • Core
Haskovo
Haskovo
Bulgaria