An agglomeration community in transformation
Affected from the end of the 1960s by the first signs of obsolescence of fossil fuels, the agglomeration of Lens-Liévin was among the first territories to rethink, design and implement large-scale economic and social reconversion schemes. Between urban transformation, environmental innovation, territorial solidarity, investment in culture and education and diversification of areas of excellence, CALL is experimenting with a exclusive societal model.
By integrating a logic of circular economy and by promoting social and solidarity economy initiatives, it encourages economic development and employment for its inhabitants, in all local economic sectors. It is structured around a recycling and waste recovery competitiveness cluster (TEAM2) and 5 sectors of excellence : logistics, eco-activities, sport-health-wellness, digital culture and crafts. Today a reference in terms of eco-business, it pays particular attention to the projects of young creators.
Support businesses and job creation
It also acts to set up and support businesses and to strengthen the economic fabric and job creation around 3 axis :
- The animation of network territorial economy, with various partners (CCI, CMA, business clubs, professional federations)
- The accompaniment of players (at each stage of its development: creation, hosting, engineering, financing, land, recruitment, etc.)
- The development of ecosystemsinnovation and entrepreneurship.
Be more readable
CALL organizes its territory to make it more readable for economic decision-makers, on the strength of its assets economic, cultural (the Louvre-Lens, Great War Remembrance sites), sporting (RC Lens), heritage sites and places of the future (the clusters), so many functions of metropolitan and national scope .