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.