Inauguration of Lille Metropole’s new European School
The European School Lille Metropole Jacques Delors was inaugurated late September in Marcq-en-Baroeul. This new, public and free educational establishment is a real asset for the region,
On the 28th of September, the European School Lille Metropole Jacques Delors was inaugurated in Marcq-en-Baroeul, one of Lille Metropole’s 95 municipalities. This new, public and free educational establishment is a real asset for the region, and is the fruit of a collaborative process that involved the Hauts-de-France region, the Lille education authority, the Nord department, Lille Metropole and the town of Marcq-en-Barœul. By bearing the name of Jacques Delors, Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Commission (1985-1995) and an illustrious architect of European integration, the school is sending out a strong signal of Lille Metropole’s commitment to European values.
A guarantee of attractiveness and excellence for the international families arriving tomorrow and for those already living in the city, this school will promote activity and employment in the area. Indeed, numerous studies show that location, as well as personal and family well-being are among the key criteria in the decision to take up a new job. As a result, the city's educational offer is a real economic opportunity for local employers. The school's strategic location, with rapid access to major European and international routes, plays an active role in the economic development of Lille Metropole.
The Lille Metropole Jacques-Delors European School offers multilingual and intercultural teaching while preparing students for the European Baccalaureate. It currently has 610 students in a total of 40 classes, from nursery to secondary school, representing 40 different nationalities. You can learn more about the school on its official website here.