Benefactors’ breakfast – Montpellier 2028


On Thursday June 29, 2023, Michaël DELAFOSSE, Mayor of Montpellier and President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, and Max PONSEILLÉ, CEO of the OC Santé Group, Treasurer of the M28 Association and President of the Montpellier 2028 Benefactors College, met with the benefactors of the Montpellier 2028 European Capital of Culture bid. They signed sponsorship agreements and presented plaques to the 39 benefactors of the bid.

Following Montpellier 2028’s qualification as one of the four finalists for the title of European Capital of Culture 2028, 39 companies decided to commit to the bid and join the college of benefactors chaired by Max Ponseillé. his support testifies to the importance of our approach for the region, and reinforces the momentum behind it.

Benefactors support takes the form of a cash donation to the Montpellier 2028 European Capital of Culture Bid, to help develop the bid’s activities.

Find out more about benefactors: Soutiens-des-mecenes-Montpellier-2028.pdf (

An enriched and assertive territory


Extraordinary General Meeting and Board of Directors of the Montpellier 2028 Association: an enriched and assertive territory for the final phase of the bid.

The local authorities and all the partners of the “Montpellier 2028 – Montpellier european capital of culture” association met on Thursday June 29 at the headquarters of the Communauté de Communes Terre de Camargue for a meeting of the Board of Directors and an Extraordinary General Meeting.

The members of the association unanimously approved the membership of the Communauté d’Agglomération du Pays de l’Or, made up of 8 communes (50,000 inhabitants) and chaired by Stéphan Rossignol, Mayor of La Grande-Motte, represented for the occasion by Christian Quesque, Vice-President. This new entry completes the official territory of the bid, which now includes the entire coastline from Aigues-Mortes to Agde. Through 8 inter-municipalities, 154 communes and over 900,000 inhabitants are involved in this collective dynamic aimed at making this large catchment area the European Capital of Culture in 2028.

These sessions also provided an opportunity to collectively address fundamental issues related to the bid. In particular, the question of mobility was the subject of a rich and sustained discussion between the various local authorities and the Region, the organizing authority for transport.

Founding members, associate members and invited members once again demonstrated their enthusiasm and renewed their support for the final stretch of the bid.

Robert Crauste, President of the Communauté de communes Terre de Camargue, invited everyone to a convivial moment at the Phare de l’Espiguette in Le Grau-du-Roi. Just renovated and open to the public, this lighthouse in the heart of a remarkable, protected area is a symbol of the rich, exceptional natural heritage of the Pointe de l’Espiguette, and an integral part of the dune landscape of the Gard coastline and resists, unchanging, the assaults of wind, water and sand.

Montpellier 2028 celebrates sport!


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Come and meet us at stand M28 at the first edition of ZEST, taking place this Sunday, June 25, in the Croix d’Argent district!

Inspired by the model of the Temporary Artistic Zone (ZAT), the City of Montpellier is organizing a major sporting and festive event on Sunday June 25 in the heart of the Croix d’Argent district, entitled ZEST: Zone d’Evénementiel Sportif Temporaire. The aim is to bring together Montpellier’s sporting community in a single location, promoting the city’s recently inaugurated sports facilities as well as those that will benefit from new developments.

To mark the occasion, take part in our “Europe by train” photo competition and win an Interrail pass!

How to enter?

1. Come and meet us at ZEST stand M28.

2. Take a photo of yourself with one of our photo frames in support of the Montpellier 2028 bid.

3. Post your best photos on your Instagram account, tagging @montpellier2028, with the hashtags #montpellier2028 #ZEST2023 before 11:59pm on June 25, 2023.

A draw will be held to select the winner.

Find the rules of the competition here.

For your entry to be taken into account, your account must be public for the duration of the game!

Good luck to you all!

European Music Festival 2023


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Let’s celebrate the European Music Festival together!

Since its inception, the Fête de la Musique has been dedicated to celebrating all kinds of music. Whether it’s classical or contemporary music, all genres are welcome to perform in the halls, streets and squares of France. All genres, but also all practices. The Fête de la musique is an event open to professionals and amateurs alike. These values resonate strongly with those espoused by Montpellier 2028.

World Music Day, Fiesta de la musica, a French celebration in Europe and around the world

In 1985, the European Year of Music marked the international expansion of this musical day. 30 years later, the Fête de la musique is exported to 120 countries, not only in Europe, but also in Colombia, Peru, China, Kenya, Canada…

Montpellier and its partners are committed to culture.

A land of hospitality and festivals, Montpellier will be celebrating live music in all its forms.

Discover the Fête de la musique program at the Hôtel d’Aurès, the heart of Montpellier 2028:

Wednesday June 21
Braquage Sonore & Cie – Sound nap

A sound performance in the sound universe of an “enormous torrent”. A creation based on sound recordings made in the natural environment and on hydraulic structures (the Vinça dam waterfall, locks and electric turbines on the Rhône).
From a peaceful moment at the water’s edge to a sensation of submersion, the drama unfolds until the shattering rise of a flood when all the sound signals go berserk.
Creation 2019 for L’exposition Big Torrent / Bipolar – 73rd Avignon Festival / Chalon dans la rue

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Imperial Quartet – Jazz

Drawing inspiration from the depths of Louisiana, the Imperial Quartet returns on June 10 with a new album, All Indians? a musical odyssey blending Afro-American, Amerindian, Acadian and Creole cultures.
Comprising Antonin Leymarie, Joachim Florent, Damien Sabatier and Gérard Chevillon, this quartet will take you on a musical voyage of discovery!

Nanasso – Catalan Rumba / Gipsy

Catalan Rumba concert with Nanasso and Les Gipsy Baliardo.
Jean Marc Baliardo is none other than Nanasso Baliardo, a true gipsy icon, nephew of Manitas de Plata and son of the late Hippolyte Baliardo. He will be accompanied by Ricardo Bissière Baliardo on guitar and vocals, and guitarist Paco Solès.

Practical information
Hôtel d’Aurès
14 Rue Eugène Lisbonne, 34000 Montpellier

Credit: Théâtre de la Mer de Sète : Pierre Nocca

Montpellier 2028 celebrates Pride!


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A float dedicated to international Prides.

The city of Montpellier has a long tradition of tolerance, hospitality and openness to others. The Montpellier 2023 Pride March is as committed, militant and festive as ever. This year, along with representatives of invited foreign Prides, Montpellier will be marching for those who cannot. For there are still too many countries where people do not live freely and safely because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

The City of Montpellier and Fierté Montpellier Pride have invited Pride representatives from Montpellier’s sister cities – Sherbrooke, Heidelberg, Manchester – from Paris, and from threatened Pride cities – Kiev, Budapest and Istanbul – as well as a representative of the Rainbow Cities Network, to join the Marche des Fiertés Montpellier wishes to reiterate its solidarity with all those leading the fight for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people around the world, and with those forced to live concealing their love or sexuality. This international float will be displaying its pride on June 17 alongside local floats.

Debate: the international situation of LGBTQIA+ rights


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Friday, June 16 at 4 p.m. at the Maison des Relations Internationales

This meeting-debate proposes an exploration of the international situation of LGBTQIA+ individuals, between advancements in rights and the persistence of hate and discrimination.

Organized by Montpellier 2028, in partnership with the Maison des relations internationales and the Observatoire des discriminations de Montpellier, it will welcome representatives from six Prides in Europe and North America (Kiev, Istanbul, Budapest, Sherbrooke, Heidelberg, Manchester, Paris). It will be an opportunity to take stock at the international level of the rights and recognition achieved by LGBTQIA+ individuals, but also to raise awareness of the ongoing threats: hate speech, violence, and the resurgence of discriminatory legislation in many countries.

Among those taking part in the debate: Michaël DELAFOSSE, Mayor of Montpellier Mayor of Montpellier, President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Fatma NAKIB, Deputy Mayor, Delegate for Equality and Women’s Rights, Clare HART, Vice-President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Déléguée au Rayonnement international et Coopération européenne, Councillor of Montpellier, Matthijs GARDENIER, Scientific Coordinator coordinator of the Montpellier Discrimination Observatory, moderator of the debate.

Montpellier to Tartu


Michaël Delafosse, Mayor of Montpellier, President of the Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole and Nicolas Dubourg, Artistic Director of Montpellier 2028 visited Tartu, European capital of culture 2024 at the conference: How borderless is Europe? organized as part of the fourth international Kultuurikompass.

An opportunity to participate in the « Mobility as a driver of creativity » workshop and open up the dialogue between the two cities around the issue of international mobility and European cooperation for cultural initiatives and artistic residencies across Europe.

A trip rich in meetings and exchanges on the mobility of artists and cultural professionals around multiple issues: allowing artists from high-risk areas to be hosted in Europe and to be able to continue their work, sharing experience on residencies “in situ” to promote a better encounter between creators and local populations.

It was also an opportunity to discuss the involvement of local authorities in the construction of a cooperative project for the European Capital of Culture with the people in charge of the Tartu bid, to attend exciting presentations of artistic projects carried out in Germany, Finland or the United States and to forge links with future partners for our Montpellier 2028 artistic projects.

European Museum Night 2023


Montpellier-Sète, culture for children

On the occasion of the 19th edition of the European Night of Museums, Montpellier and Sète offer a rich program in their cultural establishments for all audiences.

As part of the City of Montpellier’s policy of developing a city for children, specific cultural activities have been designed for them to enable young Montpellier residents to discover art and culture in a fun and creative way and for families to celebrate the European Night of Museums together.

In the same way, the Museums and the Garden of Sète agglopôle méditerranée invite the public to discover their temporary and permanent collections in a new way. This is an opportunity for everyone to experience the museum in a friendly and fun way, with the following program: open house, night and theatrical tours, musical storytelling…
Find here the program dedicated to the young public within the framework of the European Night of the museums, Saturday May 13, 2023.

Les contes en vadrouille at MO.CO.
6:00 pm > 6:30 pm

In partnership with the early childhood center of the city of Montpellier, the MO.CO. invites “Les contes en vadrouille” for the European Night of Museums.
The storytellers will offer readings in the exhibition rooms.

Parents and children under 6 years old
Free. Reservations required at

Workshops: La table de Valentine
7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:15 pm

Time : 35 minutes
Participants are invited to make an everyday object out of self-hardening clay while experiencing each major sculptural gesture in a serene and meditative atmosphere. But beware, as in a great restaurant, where cutlery has a sometimes obscure use, the audience will have to choose the right tool to use.
From 7 years old
Free. Registration 30 minutes before each session at the museum reception desk (20 people)

Family reading time
7:15 and 7:45 pm

Time : 30 minutes
The professionals of the Early Childhood of the City of Montpellier propose to the families times of reading in the rooms of the museum to (re)discover the works in another way.
Two themes are proposed:

  • Salle 7 : “Les animaux“, selection of works echoing the works of the Nordic painters presented in the room.
  • Salle 39 : « Fleurs et jardin », selection of works echoing the works of the impressionist painters presented in the room.

For children between 2 and 5 years old accompanied by their parents
Free. On registration in the museum hall (20 people)

Family visit : Panique sur l’Olympe
7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:15 pm

Time :1h
After a session of the board game invented by the teams of the museum, the visit continues in the gallery of columns: readings of works on mythology and discovery of paintings are on the program. The history of the Gods, Goddesses and Heroes will no longer hold any secrets for you!
For children between 6 and 10 years old and their parents
Free. Registration 30 minutes before each session at the museum reception desk (16 people)

Family visit : The class, the work !
7pm > 11pm Continuous projection

Discover with your family the projects presented by the students within the framework of “La classe, l’œuvre”, an artistic and cultural education project set up by the Ministry of National Education in partnership with the Ministry of Culture. The main objective is to allow the students to appropriate the common heritage and to participate in its transmission in the form of expression of their choice (texts, photos, plastic productions, dance, performances, theater?)
Theme of the year 2023 at the Fabre Museum “Metamorphoses and hybridizations” around the works: François Girardon, Apollo and Daphne (after Le Bernin, 1690-1710, bronze) – Antoine-Louis Barye, Theseus fighting the Minotaur (1874, bronze)
Parents and children from 3 years old

Dramatized visit : Les Guides contemporains
At 8pm

Clotilde and Boniface Granjeu, incompetent guides from all eras, offer you to discover the Thau Lagoon Museum as you have never seen it!
A funny and offbeat visit led by the company Art Scène Lutin.

All public
Free on reservation at /

Musical tale : Eros et Psyché
At 8:30 pm

A musical tale adapted from “The Golden Ass” by Apuleius (2nd century) where Eros and Psyche are an allegory of the explosive alchemy of human love, of the meeting of feelings and desire, of the alliance of soul and body for better or worse.
Animated by the company l’Oiseau Lyre

From 9 years old
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Flash visits: The work of the ancient mosaicist
From 8pm to 11pm continuously

Enlightening glance of the mediator on the techniques of manufacture of the ancient mosaic. At nightfall, discover with a flashlight the shapes and colors of the pavements that decorated the Gallo-Roman villa of Loupian. Continuous tours led by the museum team.
All public
Free access. Information at /

The 2023 program brochure is online!


Our program is the result of the second Call for Projects carried out by the M28 Association. In an unprecedented move to unite all the partner communities and thanks to a pooled budget, the 35 prizewinners will this year cover the whole of France, and much further afield in Europe!

All the selected projects echo our 3 artistic axes (Water that connects us, Future in series, Trans?) and our 3 pillars (CONNECT, ACT, CELEBRATE), with the question of the link as a foundation.

→ Download the 2023 programming brochure

General Assembly and Board of Directors of the association


On Wednesday, March 23, the General Assembly and the Board of Directors of the Association “Montpellier 2028 – European Capital of Culture” were held at the Espace Gisèle Halimi in Montpellier.

Located in the heart of the Mosson district, this new 3,000 m² multi-service public facility is open to the residents of the district and aims to provide a multidimensional range of services. It is part of the major urban renewal project of La Mosson, one of the symbols of the action of the City and the Metropolis, which have the ambition to improve the living environment of the inhabitants, to rebalance the city and regain the attractiveness of this district, to facilitate access to employment, the quality of shops or the success of children in public school. A place at the heart of the issues of transformation through culture promoted by the M28 candidacy.

The Espace Gisèle Halimi was thus chosen to host these two assemblies where all the founding members and representatives of the Montpellier 2028 association were present to acknowledge the arrival of a new member within the association: the Communauté de Commune Terre de Camargue. This new member community allows to enlarge the territory of the candidacy which includes 145 municipalities with its three new partners who are : Aigues-Mortes, Le Grau-du-Roi, Saint-Laurent-d’Aigouze.

Founding members, associate members and invited members once again showed their enthusiasm, exchanged new ideas and renewed their support for the final stretch of the bid.

Montpellier 2028 qualified for the second round! !


We are extremely proud that the bid by Montpellier-Sète to become European Capital of Culture has been selected for the second round, as one of four finalists alongside Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand et Rouen. This is magnificent recognition for the work accomplished by the association’s team and all the local authorities involved in this project (Region, Department, City of Montpellier, Metropolis of Montpellier, Ville de Sète and Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée and their partners, representing 142 municipalities in the Hérault). It reflects the dynamic initiated throughout our territory, which has led to an unprecedented number of actors working together, with impact on national and European levels.

The artistic direction presented around the pillars CONNECT, ACT and CELEBRATE and the transversal theme on the issues of water and change were markers for our project, duly validated by the jury.

Montpellier 2028 has made the question of ‘connection’ the epicentre of its artistic strategy, through three components: connection between space and territory; between time and the future; and between each of us. The artistic and cultural projects put forward in the bid and the prospects for urban transformation related to the title of European capital are our strengths, enhanced by the unity and coherence of a delegation which represents the bid’s objectives of working towards a peaceful, equal, young, urban and rural, artistic, international and innovative territory.

From this evening, a new phase begins. All the forces of Montpellier and its partners will be able to accelerate the dynamic initiated and empower our cultural, political, economic and social actors and more widely the inhabitants of the territory to work ever more closely together. We aim to show Europe that the best of Cities is the one that federates the most widely, the one that has all the assets to promote this continent and that knows that it must, through this bid, invent the culture of tomorrow and new connections between all audiences. A new, even more extensive bid will be submitted in November.

This second round is the first act towards a successful challenge.

Michaël Delafosse: “Montpellier continues to attract attention, full of talent, strong in its convictions, determined to defend culture and Europe. When all the players are united around the same dynamic, Montpellier succeeds. This announcement testifies to the strength of a collective and the power of the imagination to invent a city and a territory that are creative and respectful of their environment. It shows the perspectives offered to a community created around the European values of freedom, tolerance and free movement of goods and people. We will continue to defend culture with our partners on the road to victory.”

Grand oral of M28 delegation


On Wednesday, March 1, Montpellier 2028 deputation presented its bid to a European jury. The bid invites us to cultivate a human gesture, that of the imagination, which we want to share.

“Sharing our imaginations” is the meaning of our approach.

Montpellier 2028 and its partners have made the question of the link the epicentre of their artistic reflection, by questioning its three components: the connection to space and territory, the connection to time and the future, and finally the connection to the other. Thank you to all those who contributed to the adventure!

On Friday 3 March, the jury will reveal the names of the pre-selected cities.

Montpellier 2028 European Capital of Culture delegation

Adèle Charvet
Lyrical artist, President of the M28 association

Michaël Delafosse
Mayor of Montpellier,
President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

François Commeinhes
Mayor of Sète President of Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée

Claire Fita
Vice President of the M28 association,
Vice-President of the Occitanie Region in charge of culture

Nicolas Dubourg
M28 Artistic Director,
Director of the university theatre, La Vignette

Sophie Léron
M28 Strategic Director

Salia Sanou
Choreographer with the Mouvements Perpétuels company,
Director of La Termitière (Burkina Faso)

Toma de Matteis
Deputy Director of France Télévisions, Head of Drama

Chrystelle Montigny
University Professor,
Director of Water Science and Technology, Polytech Montpellier

Elise Armentier
Co-director of the rural cultural centre Bouillon Cube / La Grange

Winning projects 2023


The 35 winners met at the Hotel d’Aurès on 23 February to share their projects and their wonderful energy! From strength to strength in 2023!

This new Call for Projects aims to enrich creation and dissemination as well as to support artistic, cultural and heritage actions that are in line with the bid’s ambition. The proposals should reflect the issues at stake, its concepts (CONNECT, ACT, CELEBRATE) and its artistic directions (Water that connects us, Serial Futures, Trans?). This system is part of the co-construction process of the application undertaken throughout the territory, integrating all the artistic, cultural, educational, social and heritage sectors. Whatever their nature, the selected projects will take place throughout the bid area in 2023. The projects were selected by a jury composed of members of the Association and the Montpellier 2028 board.

The artistic project of M28 is based on a desire to build a project that favours horizontal relations between the different political, citizen and professional actors of our territory. For us, art and culture are powerful vectors of connection, meaning and desire to face the major issues of our time, climate change and democratic challenges. We have made the theme of connections and links the heart of our artistic strategy by imagining its three components: links between space and territory, between time and the future, and between each of us.

The bid area is growing in 2023!


For this new year, M28 has gained valuable new support for its bid, amplifying the territorial project which has been developed around the bid.

Firstly, within the Montpellier 2028 – European Capital of Culture Association, with the forthcoming arrival of a new member: the Communauté de communes Terre de Camargue. In total, the bid area will soon cover 146 communes. This dynamic should continue to expand in 2023.

In addition, other cities or cultural institutions in the Occitanie region continue to show their support for Montpellier 2028, such as the city of Carcassonne in the Aude department and the Pont du Gard site in the Gard department.

The bid has also been enriched by support from other institutional bodies, such as the CESER Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée (Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council), which unanimously adopted a support contribution for the Montpellier 2028 European Capital of Culture bid, entitled “Towards a Metropole of excellence in an exceptional Territory!”under the aegis of Jean-Louis Chauzy, President of CESER Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, and Gisèle Desmonts, President of the CESER Health-Culture-Sport-Social Cohesion Committee.

The Sète Agglo Méditerranée Development Council (CODEV Sète), in a letter from its President Bruno Arbouet, also confirmed the support of its 120 members for the application, considering that it will promote unity around the cultural policy of the Thau Basin, strengthen cultural synergies between Montpellier Metropole and Sète Agglomeration and, more widely, the influence of the territories that are carrying out this major project.

A special MHSC-OM football match for the European Capital of Culture


On Monday 2 January, the official date for the submission of applications from all French cities applying for the title of European Capital of Culture (ECC), Montpellier Hérault Sport Club team met Olympique de Marseille for a special match.

The last city to have obtained the ECC label met with the next contender at La Mosson stadium, a symbolic venue for the projects supported by Montpellier 2028.

In support of the M28 bid, the players of the Montpellier team wore an original jersey, flocked with the Montpellier 2028 logo.

Meeting of the founding patrons


On Monday 5 December 2022, Michaël DELAFOSSE, Mayor of the City of Montpellier and President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, and Max PONSEILLÉ, CEO of the OC Santé Group, Treasurer of the Montpellier 28 Association and President of the College of Patrons, met with the founding patrons of the Montpellier 2028 bid and together signed the first patronage agreements.

The four founding patrons present were
– Nathalie BULCKAERT-GRÉGOIRE, Member of the Board of La Caisse d’Épargne Languedoc-Roussillon, representing La Caisse d’Épargne Languedoc-Roussillon;
– Bertin NAHUM, CEO of Quantum Surgical, who signed on his own behalf;
– Cyrill MEYNADIER, Director – OPALIA Immobilier et Urbanisme and Mr Luc POURRINET, Pedagogical Director of ArtFX represented the ARTFX Campus – Opalia partnership;
– Nicolas CEYSSON, Regional Director of COGEDIM and Pierre CABROL, Director of the PITCH agency in Montpellier, represented Altaréa (Altaréa being the parent company of Pitch and Cogedim, the two local directors of these developers signed).

These four sponsors represent four economic sectors of the territory: Med Vallée (Bertin Nahum), Cultural and Creative Industries (ArtFX), real estate development (Altaréa) and banking (Caisse d’Epargne). They each pledged 50,000 euros for 2022, i.e. a total of 200,000 euros of sponsorship.

These sponsors are thus committed to the adventure of the Montpellier 2028 bid and their precious support testifies to the importance of our approach for the region, which brings together 142 municipalities and mobilises all its vital forces (local authorities, associations, companies, etc.).

Launch of the Call for Projects 2023


As part of Montpellier’s bid to become the European Capital of Culture 2028, and building on the proposals and enthusiasm generated by the first Call for Projects, the “Montpellier 2028” Association is launching a second Call for Projects with a view to enriching the creation and dissemination of art and heritage in the region.

Connect / Act / Celebrate and Water that connects us / Serial Futures / Trans, the projects should reflect the artistic directions and concepts of the bid to prefigure what 2028 could look like.

→ Download the press release of the Call for Projects 2023
→ Access the Call for Projects 2023

Presentation evening for the bid in Paris


On Monday 17 October 2022, the presentation evening for Montpellier’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2028 was held at Fluctuart – a centre for urban arts.

In the presence of numerous personalities from the cultural world, Nicolas Dubourg, its Artistic Director, unveiled the three concepts: Connect / Act / Celebrate and the three artistic directions behind the bid: Water that connects us, Serial Futures, Trans?

To illustrate their richness and diversity, Christian Rizzo – choreographer and director of ICI-ICN Montpellier, Olivier Saccomano – author and co-director of the “Théâtre des 13 Vents”, Jacqueline Osty – landscape architect and Fanta Dramé – author, shared their experience and their vision through a series of interviews.

To show their full commitment, many elected representatives of the territory came to this beautiful Parisian evening… on water.

General Assembly and Board of Directors of the association


On Friday 14 October, the second General Assembly and Board of Directors meeting of the “Montpellier 2028” Association was held in Sète in the presence of all the founding members and representatives of the Montpellier 2028 Association.

During this meeting, the partner local authorities – Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, the city of Montpellier, the city of Sète, Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée, the Occitanie region, the Hérault department, the Communauté de Communes du Grand Pic Saint-Loup, the Communauté de Communes Vallée de l’Hérault, the Agglo Hérault Méditerranée and the Communauté de Communes Pays de Lunel – once again demonstrated their full support and commitment to the Montpellier 2028 bid.

The elected Board of Directors represents the vital forces of the region: local authorities, associate members from the economic, educational and cultural sectors, and representatives of the colleges that will actively participate in the association’s activities.
A great mobilisation for Montpellier 2028

Presentation of the bid to the European authorities in Brussels


On 26 and 27 September 2022, thanks to support from Occitanie Europe, a delegation made up of Michael Delafosse and Agnès Robin for the city of Montpellier, Claire Fita representing the Occitanie region, François Commeinhes for the city of Sète and Zita Chevil-Sandin for the department of Hérault, the Montpellier 2028 team travelled to Brussels to present Montpellier’s bid for the title of European Capital of Culture 2028 to the European authorities.

On this occasion, they had the opportunity to exchange views with Nicolas Schmit, European Commissioner for Employment and Social Rights, Jean Paul Buffat, Head of Cabinet, European Committee of the Regions, as well as Pauline Rouch, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Éric Andrieu, Member of the European Parliament and Cyril Piquemal, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the EU.


A life in the city

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