Here are our press releases, our opinions on regional issues, summaries of our policy proposals and other policy documents we want to share.

Our publications in 2021

Our publications in 2020

Offshore Wind Turbines

Dunkerque : Gone with the wind


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

Modernisation Lille-Lesquin

Lille-Lesquin : more flights or reduced emissions?


Lille-Lesquin airport is planning a major modernisation, which includes not only 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 in 2039. Read more… (publication in French)

CSNE: Are we talking a "green investment"?


While the region is already facing the economic fallout from Covid-19 and while we can feel that climate change is starting to affect our lives, Volt Hauts-de-France wonders whether a public investment on the scale of the CSNE should not be a "green investment"? Read more… (publication in French)

PCAET of the MEL: Too little, too late?


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

Analysis: The Eurometropolis - where ambition meets reality


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 emerge from its Cinderella sleep or whether we will continue to watch a cross-border version of Groundhog Day. Read more… (publication in French)

Tribune: Who votes after everyone has left?


Why the right of foreigners to vote is so important and how the European Citizens' Initiative VotersWithoutBorders tries to achieve genuine universal suffrage for EU citizens. Read more… (publication in French)

Analysis: The reintroduction of neonicotinoids


On 6 October, the National Assembly voted in favour of passing a law to reintroduce neonicotinoids, on the grounds that there was no alternative to protect the French sugar industry suffering from an epidemic of M. Persicae insects that threatens the beet harvest. Read more… (publication in French)

Press release: SRADDET Hauts-de-France: A lot to prove, a lot to lose


The new SRADDET promises more of the same for a region that desperately needs to reinvent itself. Read more… (publication in French)

Opinion: SRADDET Hauts-de-France


Our opinion on the Regional Plan for Town and Country Planning, Sustainable Development and Territorial Equality (publication in French)

Summary: SRADDET Hauts-de-France


Regional plan for spatial planning, sustainable development and equality of territories (publication in French)