Lyon and the international network Eurocities, Network of major European cities

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Lyon is a founding member of the network.


Eurocities, Network of major European cities

The status of Lyon in the network:
  • active member of the EUROCITIES network
Year in which Lyon joined the network:


Topics addressed in the network:
  • Culture,
  • Economic development,
  • Governance,
  • Smart city,
  • Social cohesion,
  • Sustainable development,
  • Urban mobility,
  • Urban planning.
Partner cities of Lyon and network members:

Barcelona (Spain), Birmingham (United Kingdom), Frankfurt (Germany), Gothenburg (Sweden), Leipzig (Germany), Lodz (Poland), Milan (Italy), Turin (Italy), Yerevan (Armenia).

EUROCITIES, an association created in 1986 by Lyon, Barcelona, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Milan and Rotterdam, carries the voice of major cities on the European scene, before the community institutions. The network, today of 130 cities, offers its member a platform for exchanging strategic visions, expertise and experience. More than a place for the diffusion and showcasing of urban innovation aiming to improve public policies and local administrations, Eurocities is also a tool for promoting the role of cities before the European Union.

Lyon's action in the international Eurocities network

Among the actions conducted under Lyon's presidency from 2006 to 2008 are four important initiatives: the strengthening of cities abd clusters links; the production of a Declaration of the Mayors of EUROCITIES against climate change and the creation of a working group on territorial marketing (city branding). Today, Lyon is continuing its commitment alongside the European cities by its involvement in the EUROCITIES working groups (economy, mobility, culture forums).


Christophe Meunier

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

responsable affaires européennes

Clémence Thibaut

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

cheffe de projets affaires européennes, correspondante à Bruxelles