Lyon in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in January 2014

20 January 2014

la France et les Pays-Bas au forum économique janvier 2014
The French President François Hollande and the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte © René de Gilde, Allfo fotoservices - 2014

Trip confirmed.

Destination of trip:

Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Topics of the meeting:
  • Economic development,
  • Energy,
  • Smart city,
  • Urban planning.
This trip relates to:

A delegation from Greater Lyon visited Amsterdam (Netherlands) in January 2014, in the context of the France-Netherlands summit.


On Monday, January 20, 2014, in the context of the France-Netherlands summit and the related visit of the President of the French Republic to Amsterdam, a delegation from Greater Lyon participated in a seminar focusing on smart cities in order to present the city's experience and expertise in this area.

During the seminar, Greater Lyon policies to promote the smart city strategy (energy efficiency, new mobility, innovative services and uses) were presented by the Vice President for Innovation and new Technologies.

During this forum, the Vice President led a round table on the theme of "Future City Mobility" with the participation of around twenty political, economic and scientific leaders in the field.

The seminar ended with the signing of an agreement between the cities of Lyon and Amsterdam and six institutional and industrial partners in the presence of the Dutch Prime Minister and French President François Hollande. This agreement formalizes a desire to extend collaboration in the smart city area to develop innovative city solutions which are simpler, more fluid and more pleasant to use.

The two cities also committed to working together on a series of new European projects funded by the European Union. The European Commission is providing over 300 million euros in support for projects to develop smart technologies for the urban environment in the areas of energy, transport, information and communication technology.

Lyon and Amsterdam have collaborated since 2012 within the European project Transform, a European consortium, along with the cities of Copenhagen (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany), Vienna (Austria), and Genoa (Italy), for improved planning of energy consumption in city districts.

In the Lyon urban agglomeration, the Part-Dieu district is the experimental site.


Per Justesen

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

responsable partenariats internationaux