International relations, Lyon - Milan (Italy)

logo de la ville Milan, Italie
World region:


City name:

Milan, Italy's second city in terms of its economy

Partnership treated:
  • Economic development,
  • Governance.
First year of the partnership:


International networks in common with Lyon:

Eurocities, LUCI, UCLG.

Twinned since 1966, Lyon and Milan (Italy) have woven relations essentially via educational and sports exchanges.

Lyon - Milan (Italy) cooperation, key dates

Between 1999 and 2000, Lyon and Milan tightened their relations with the introduction of reciprocal meetings and visits on the subjects of security, urban transport and territorial promotion.

From 2004 to 2007, the European project REGENERA gave rise to recurring cooperation opportunities between the two agglomerations. Via the European platform created by Lyon and launched in Milan, the 14 cities involved in the project have stimulated collective consideration of the urban, social and economic regeneration of social housing areas in Europe.

In 2011, the Mayor of Lyon led an official delegation to Milan, during which the two cities re-affirmed their intention to intensify Franco-Italian exchanges, in particular with the perspective of the Universal Exhibition in Milan in 2015.


Juliette Cantau

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

chargée de mission partenariats internationaux