Countries: Belgium, France
Border(s): France-Belgium,
Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis,
European programme(s):
Interreg IVA - France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen
- Spatial planning and development
- The environment, resources and waste
- Tourism
- Transport

Lead partner: IDETA

The GREENLINKS project aims at creating a meshing of green ways within the triangle Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai. This network has to connect the various municipalities of the Eurometropolis and complete the existing networks in three hillsides. It favors the movement of the populations and the use of bikes for the travel from home to work.


  • Urban Metropolitan Community of Lille
  • Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai
  • Westtoer

Project goals

The operators wish to strengthen the ecological connection of 3 main cities of the Eurometropolis. In this way, it is a question of connecting 3 hillsides according to a common approach and of registering this network as a major stage of the European network "Eurovelo", placing the latter on Eurovelo 5 connecting London with Brindisi via Brussels, Luxembourg and Rome.

The initiative also integrates the development of quality services on or nearby immediate new networks. The offer of hikes will be diversified and will attract a new public.

Project activities

  • Development and valuation of the network of green ways
  • Equipment for the bike network
  • Staff, communication and certification

Project duration

In 2011

Total cost

4.573.000,00 €

EU funding

FEDER : 1.161.500,00 €