The majority of the people of Europe live and work in cities and urban regions. Within the wider Europe there are some 120 metropolitan regions and areas, which are the larger centres of economic and social life.

They contain core business, cultural and governmental functions and their wellbeing is vital to the sustainability, competitiveness and social progress of Europe and its people. Many have severe problems, which also need special attention.

METREX, the Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas, provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience on metropolitan affairs, and joint action on issues of common interest.

The Network has members from some 50 metropolitan regions and areas and partners in many others.

METREX contributes the metropolitan dimension to policies, programmes and projects on a European scale. The Network is a partner of European institutions, the research community, governmental organisations and other networks.

We invite you to get to know METREX and our members through the events and activities we organise and through the information available on this website.

Dr. Nicola Schelling
President of METREX
Regional Director of the Stuttgart Region

Irma Karjalainen
Vice-President of METREX
Director of Regional and Environmental Information at the Helsinki Region Environmental Authority HSY

Kurt Mittringer
Vice-President of METREX
Head of section Urban and regional Development, Vienna City Administration, MA18

Henk Bouwman
Secretary General of METREX
[email protected]

Stephen Gallagher
Head of Secretariat
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