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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Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Mentor
Milan
Milan
Italy
  • Core
Leuven
Leuven
Belgium
  • Core
Guimarães
Guimarães
Portugal
  • Core
Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä
Finland
  • Core
Palaio Faliro-Alimos
Palaio Faliro
Greece
  • Mentor
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Netherlands
  • Core
Algeciras
Algeciras
Spain
  • Core
Heraklion
Heraklion
Greece
  • Core
Szombathely
Szombathely
Hungary
  • Core
Mechelen
Mechelen
Belgium
  • Core
Skellefteå
Skellefteå
Sweden