Publications

Our publications in 2021

Our publications in 2020

Offshore Wind Turbines

Opinion: Offshore wind park - Gone with the wind

2020-12-19

After the region declared in its last SRADDET that no more onshore wind turbines will be installed in the Hauts-de-France, we have to be creative to further increase our share of renewable energy. Read more…

Modernisation Lille-Lesquin

Opinion: Lille-Lesquin - more flights for less emissions?

2020-12-04

Lille-Lesquin Airport is planning a major upgrade, which not only includes bringing the airport into compliance with regulatory standards, but also aims to significantly increase the airport's capacity from the current 2.19 million passengers per year to 3.9 million passengers by 2039. Read more…

Opinion: PCAET of the MEL - Too little too late?

2020-10-18

The MEL is currently finalising the Territorial Climate-Air-Energy Plan (PCAET) for 2020-2025. Without having the time to study in detail a document with such important consequences, the Volt Lille team would nevertheless like to highlight the weaknesses of the plan that should be considered for its final version. Read more…

Analysis: Eurometropolis - where ambition meets reality

2020-10-16

As Rudy Demotte is elected president of the Eurometropole for the third time, one wonders whether the pioneering European project launched in 2008 will finally wake up from its Cinderella sleep or whether we will continue to watch a cross-border version of Groundhog Day. Read more…

Tribune: Who votes after everyone has left?

2020-10-15

Why the right to vote for foreigners is so important and how the European Citizens' Initiative VotersWithoutBorders is trying to achieve real universal suffrage for EU citizens. Read more…

Analysis: The reintroduction of neonicotinoides

2020-10-13

On 6 October, the French National Assembly voted to pass a law to reintroduce neonicotinoids on the grounds that there was no alternative to protect the French sugar industry from an outbreak of M.Persicae insects threatening the beet crop. Our analysis…

Opinion: Forum Agora

2020-09-15

For the new public enquiry on the Forum Agora project based on the project owner's response to the initial public hearing, Volt Lille wishes to raise some points to advocate for a more balanced and sustainable construction. Read more…

Elections: Candidature Citoyenne - let's go!

2020-09-05

We have launched our registration page for citizens interested in running in next year's regional elections on a Volt-led list. Read more here…

Position: Recovery Plan adopted by the European Council

2020-07-22

After a few days of negotiations, the heads of state and government of the European Union have adopted a 750 billion euro recovery plan to tackle the Covid 19 crisis, including 390 billion euros in grants and 360 billion euros in joint borrowing. Read more…

Activities: Volt cooperates with "Voters without Borders"

2020-07-20

"Voters without Borders" is an initiative launched by a group of students for universal voting rights for EU citizens in their country of residence in Europe. Read more…

Position: Election of the MEL President

2020-07-09

After the municipal election in Lille, the sincerity of which is contested by practices from another age, the very undemocratic re-election of Mr. Damien Castelain as President of the European Metropolis of Lille shows how much the old world of local politics lives in a vacuum and far from the concerns of citizens. Read more…

La MEL sur OpenCycleMap

Opinion: What roles for bike in the MEL?

2020-07-06

With the Metropolitan Cycling Challenge ending with a new record for kilometres cycled, we have to ask ourselves when the MEL will start to catch up with other regions in terms of cycling infrastructure. Read more…

MEL - Tour des Commuens

Activities: MEL - Tour des Communes

2020-06-03

Follow us throughout the month of June and the "Ensemble en Selle" competition to discover how accessible the communes of the MEL are by bike. Read more…

Position: Violence Policiére

Position: Police violence in the US

2020-06-01

On 25 May, George Floyd was the victim of a police shooting in Minneapolis. His death shortly after his arrest by the police triggered a wave of protests against racism, discrimination and police violence - a subject that is also being debated in France. Read more…

Tribune Euractif - L'UE sans moyen et mandat

Tribune: Europe without means or mandate - a paper tiger

2020-05-29

The European institutions are handicapped by the inability of governments to agree on a common strategy to combat VOCID-19 and its economic repercussions. Today, more than 70 years after the founding of the EU, they remain stalled and dependent. Read more…

Our publications in 2019

Elections: Solidarity

2019-12-29

Start addressing the issues that should not be a problem in a truly inclusive city - from poverty to homelessness, from migrants left on the streets to the invisible loneliness of people cut off from the rest of society. Read more...

Elections: Waste

2019-12-14

To strive for Lille to become the first 'zero waste' city in France by finding innovative measures and incentives to significantly reduce and recover household waste and waste in the business and construction sector. In addition, to make Lille a clean city, to change the feelings and behaviour of visitors and residents. Read more...

Elections: Mobility

2019-12-14

Make Lille and the MEL an example of a region in transition to a less car-dependent society by making public transport the backbone of urban mobility - both affordable and incentivised, both innovative and inclusive. Read more...

Elections: Culture

2020-12-14

To turn the city's cultural and leisure capacities inwards - by launching initiatives to promote the internationality and different cultures that exist in the city. Supporting exchange and integration between neighbourhoods and creating living spaces for all. Read more...

Elections: Public service

2019-12-14

A city that takes care of its citizens and businesses as if they were customers can distinguish itself in terms of attractiveness. Read more…

Opinion: SRADDET Hauts-de-France

2019-10-06

Our opinion of the regional plan for planning, sustainable development and territorial equality. Read more...

Analysis: Your projects make Lille

2019-09-09

Synthesis and analysis of the proposals made by the citizens for the participatory budget of Lille in 2020. Read more...

Elections: Participation

2019-12-19

Work to establish a new style of municipal politics in Lille - more transparent, accessible and democratic, with an emphasis on elected representatives rather than concentrating power in omnipresent and omnipotent mayors. Read more...

Elections: Housing

2019-12-14

To reassure that the development of Lille provides a home for all and the space for a growing citizenry - without sacrificing quality of life, wasting arable land and without the need for car travel to compensate for careless urban planning. Read more...

Elections: Urbanism

2019-12-14

Respond to Lille's ambitions to be a green capital and find innovative ways to add greenery to the urban landscape to capture carbon emissions, reduce the risk of urban heat islands and create much needed space for citizens to breathe. Read more...

Elections: Equality

2019-12-14

Help to build a society of gender equality by supporting efforts to improve knowledge and recognition of young people's sexuality, by ambitiously reinforcing the interministerial policy on sexuality education, by organising and reinforcing the visibility of the national education system's action in the area of sexuality education, and by giving responsibility to other key socialisation areas for young people outside of school. Read more...

Elections: Education

2019-12-14

The third industrial revolution is eating up its children - an education adapted to this reality is needed - that forms individuals with a fulfilled personality in harmony with their interests and skills - capable of social interaction and curious about lifelong learning. Read more…

Opinion: Regulation on intercommunal advertising

2019-10-04

Our opinion for the public enquiry on local rules for intercommunal advertising

Opinion: PLU MEL

2019-02-27

Our opinion on the PLU2 of the MEL and our wish for a more holistic approach. Read more ...

Elections: Renewables

2019-12-16

Create a regulatory environment that allows for both on-site renewable energy creation, local distribution and consumption. The aim should be both to significantly reduce our energy consumption and to create alternative and local energy sources. Read more...

Elections: Security

2019-12-14

Make Lille a city where everyone feels safe - without video surveillance and increased police violence, but with a focus on deterring offenders, caring for the homeless and enforcing existing rules and regulations by an attentive municipal police force. Read more...

Elections: Agriculture

2019-12-14

Adopt best practices from other European cities and participate in MUFPP to integrate agriculture and biodiversity in the city. The objectives are to quantify the demand, to install a short distance infrastructure and to set up financial incentives for peri-urban farmers and citizens to invest in more food autonomy. Read more...

Elections: Local economy

2019-12-14

Focusing business development policy on creating an administrative environment that attracts business and helps entrepreneurs to set up new businesses while creating opportunities for low-skilled workers. Read more...

Position SRADDET - Much to prove, much to loose

2019-10-17

Volt Lille's opinion for the public enquiry of the SRADDET of the Hauts-de-France region. Read more...

Analysis: SRADDET Hauts-de-France

2019-10-01

Our summary of the regional plan for planning, sustainable development and territorial equality. Read more...