Partners & Supports

This pre-bid belongs to everyone. Partner local authorities, the Montpellier 2028 association office, its artistic and strategic management, but also artists and residents. More than ever before, we are united by culture!

First Board of Directors of the Montpellier 2028 Association

The Montpellier 2028 Association

The Montpellier bid is supported by the “Montpellier 2028 – European Capital of Culture” association.

Its first board represents all the local authorities involved in the process: Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, the City of Montpellier, the City of Sète, Sète Agglopôle, the Occitanie Region, the Department of Hérault, the Municipal Communities of Vallée de l’Hérault, Pic Saint Loup, Hérault Méditerranée and Pays de Lunel. It therefore demonstrates the commitment of an entire region to this bid.
It also includes a board of associate members made up of the Local Education Authority, the Universities and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Board of Directors represents the driving forces of Montpellier 2028: local authorities, associate members from the economic, educational and cultural sectors, as well as representatives from sponsor boards, urban sustainable development and tourism, all supporting its work.

The association is in charge of steering the project. Its role is 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 relevant actions for the bid to succeed.
Adèle Charvet is President, Claire Fita is Vice-President, Max Ponseillé and Frédéric Schlesinger have been appointed Treasurer and Secretary respectively.

Artistic and strategic direction

Nicolas Dubourg
Artistic Director
Sophie Léron
Strategic Director

The office of the association

Adèle Charvet
President of the association
Claire Fita
Vice President
Max Ponseillé
Frédéric Schlesinger

Building Montpellier Together

Michaël Delafosse
Mayor of Montpellier,

President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole
François Commeinhes
Mayor of Sète

President of Sète Agglopôle Méditerranée
Carole Delga
President of the Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region
Kléber Mesquida
President of the Hérault department
Gilles d’Ettore
Mayor of Agde, President of the Hérault Méditerranée Urban Community
Jean-François Soto
Mayor of Gignac, President of the Hérault Valley Municipal Community
Alain Barbe
Mayor of Les Matelles, President of the Grand Pic-St-Loup Municipal Community
Pierre Soujol
Mayor of Lunel
President of the Pays de Lunel
Robert Crauste
Mayor of Grau-du-Roi,
President of the Terre de Camargue Urban Community
Eckart Würzner
Mayor of Heidelberg
Peter Kurz
Mayor of Mannheim
Leoluca Orlando
Mayor of Palermo

Videos of supports

The sponsors