Métropole de Lyon is a local authority covering 59 municipalities with a total of 1.3 million residents. With 9,400 employees and a 2021-2026 budget of €3.97 billion, its vast scope of action ranges from solidarity and local development to education and the arts. In addition, it is responsible for economic development, employment and occupational integration. As Lyon has become a major European metropolitan area, it now wishes to meet various aims:
- Speed up the economic transformation to models incorporating the ecological transition and social justice,
- Fight against territorial inequalities and encourage cooperation between local areas,
- Meet the needs of inhabitants (quality of life, social diversity, etc.),
- Develop and implement a sustainable, consensus-based method for economic transformation.