Jacques Delors square
The Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai has agreed to cooperate in the Interreg project “place Jacques Delors”, a common square of the cities of Halluin and Menen, the plans for which were approved in June 2011.
The purpose of the project is to improve the urban quality and the living conditions of the local residents in the cross-border region by redefining and redesigning the public area between the two municipalities.
The construction of the Place Jacques Delors holds many challenges, both as regards its preparation and as regards its future cross-border management, including mobility and parking possibilities, daily management of the site, shared identity, etc.
Lille Métropole (now Métropole européenne de Lille), the city of Menen, the city of Halluin and the Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai have joint forces for the realisation of this Interreg IV project, which comprises several actions :
- Construction of the Place Jacques Delors
- Study on mobility and parking possibilities
- Exchange of ideas on the daily management of this cross-border public area
The Eurometropolis has conducted a legal study on the collective management of a cross-border public area so as to answer the questions of the managers of this cross-border public space – a groundbreaking approach for Europe. This guide will serve as a “manual” for everyday use and provide practical solutions in terms of parking, cooperation of emergency services, maintenance etc.
The construction of this square was conducted between August 2013 and April 2014.
Role of the Eurometropolis in the project: project partner