The partners

Ville de Calais

The largest city in the Department (75,000 inhabitants), Calais is located in the centre of the Côte d’Opale and is the naturel gateway to continental Europe from the United Kingdom. The city boasts exceptional connections and circulation for Channel crossings (port and tunnel) and a link with neighbouring major European capital cities.
Its development is based on making the most of these connections, especially in terms of logistics and tourism.
Sanator-Mayor : Natacha BOUCHART
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Cap Calaisis

The "Cap Calaisis Terre d'Opale Urban Community" brings together the 5 most built up communes of the Calaisis area (Calais, Coquelles, Coulogne, Marck, Sangatte-Blériot-Plage). The population is close to 100,000 inhabitants and it represents two thirds of the population of this socio-economic catchment area.
Presided over by Philippe BLET, its mission is primarily the management of the area and of its economic development. It focuses on the main sectors of activity, including those that are affected by HEROIC LAND.
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Calais Promotion

Calais Promotion is the economic development agency for Calais and its region. It carries out the promotion of this area to investors and supports projects (implementation, development). Presided over by Natacha BOUCHART, senator-mayor of Calais, the agency works in close partnership with the Côte d’Opale Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with local business.
It guarantees the management of the Research Fund established for the building of HEROIC LAND.
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National Development Fund for the Area (FNADT)

The FNADT is one of the elements of the State’s policy for development in the area, defined by the law of 25th June 1999 (Cf. Referencing report of 9th November 2000). It supports any actions that back-up the strategies defined by this policy, especially in terms of sustainable development: economic development, solidarity and quality of the environment.
The FNADT intervenes in projects that:
• boost employment;
• enhance the attractiveness of the areas;
• innovate in terms of development and sustainability.


The Nord-Pas-de-Calais Regional Council is the deliberative assembly for the Nord-Pas-de Calais region. This body is made up of 113 regional councillors that have been elected by direct universal suffrage for a six year term.
The main areas of responsibility of the Nord Pas De Calais regional council are:
• Economic development and support for business.
• Management of European structural funds (FEDER, FEADER, FSE)
• The environment and energy use.
• Infrastructure facilities (port, airport, navigable routes…).
• Management of the territory.
• The organisation of regional rail transport (TER)
• Professional training, apprenticeships and orientation
• Construction and management of Lycée schools in Nord Pas De Calais
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ENGIE (Formerly GDF Suez) has responsible development at the very heart of all its activity when attempting to meet major energy challenges: meet energy needs, guarantee supply and optimise the use of resources. The Group provides innovative and effective solutions to individuals, cities and businesses in four key sectors: the independent production of electricity, liquefied natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency. ENGIE employs 147,400 people across the globe and had a turnover in 2013 of €81.3 billion. For more information,


Dedicated exclusively to Public Works, NGE is a French group with a turnover of €1.4 billion covering six fields of activity: earthworks and access road networks, pipelines & pipeline networks, civil engineering, roads and road equipment, geotechnical works and railway network safeguarding and works.
Over 7500 men and women are at the heart of this multi-expertise organisation, combining renowned know-how and a knowledge of working together. In France and across the globe, NGE takes part in the construction of major infrastructures and the realisation of urban or near-urban projects.
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