Profondeville is a municipality assembling six villages in the Haute-Meuse river valley situated 80 km south-east of Brussels, in the Namur Province, Belgium. All six villages count around 12 000 inhabitants.

Profondeville is not famous for its cathedrals, museums or monuments, but for its rich and picturesque nature (out of 50,34 km², 50 % is farming land and 27 % are forests). The area is famous for its paragliding spots, underground cavities good for speleology, outdoor activities such as hiking and bicycling and, above all, water sports on the Meuse river.

Profondeville’s villages also have a reputation for the vivid social life they offer. All year long festivities set the pace for gatherings that strengthen social ties and help newcomers to get involved.

Located near the city of Namur, Profondeville faces the stakes of many suburban villages. It has to keep its rural identity and quality of life while accompanying the unavoidable development of housing and tertiary sectors.

Profondeville’s digital strategy is focused around three areas of interest :

  1. Data lifecycle and management to help us face challenges and improve public policies (for example, in energy consumption and mobility), setting up a ‘low maintenance’ data strategy to be able to manage as much data as possible with a reduced workforce and tight means.
  2. Enhance democracy through citizen engagement and participation.
  3. Promote our area to visitors and develop tourism.

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