Metropolitan Regions and Areas
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.
The METREX Network
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.
What we do
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.
METREX hosts regular meetings for Members, either through Expert and Network Groups, our METREXmonthly sessions, or bi-annual Conference.
We contribute to EU programmes and events organised by networks we collaborate with, such as Eurocities, EMA and Metropolis. View our Events Archive.
The METREX Conference
The METREX Conference takes place twice a year, hosted each time by a different Member. There is a strong commitment from Members to attend, which builds effective relationships across our network. View our Conference Archive.
A snapshot of the 2018 METREX Conference in Gipuzkoa-San Sebastián.