Wednesday 8 June saw the inaugural General Meeting of the “Montpellier 2028 – European Capital of Culture” association.
All the partner communities were represented. Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, the City of Montpellier, the City of Sète, Sète Agglopôle, the Occitanie Region, the Department of Hérault and the Communites of Municipalities of Pic Saint Loup,
Hérault Méditerranée, Vallée de l’Hérault and Pays de Lunel all proved the commitment of an entire region to this bid.
The elected Board of Directors represents the driving forces of the area: local authorities, associate members from the economic, educational and cultural sectors, representatives from sponsor boards, urban sustainable development and tourism
all of whom will play an active role in the association’s activities. Adèle Charvet was appointed as President of the association, Claire Fita as Vice-President, Max Ponseillé as Treasurer and Frédéric Schlesinger as Secretary.
This association, which has now become the body responsible for the bid, will be in charge of steering the project. Its role will be to draw up the bid documents, coordinate and lead the projects and partnerships with all involved, determine the objectives and guidelines for the cultural programme, secure the necessary funding and carry out all actions necessary for the bid to succeed.