The ITER project is one of the most ambitious scientific and technological feats of this decade. Now well into its construction phase, ITER provides a wealth of opportunities for industrial activities, jobs and technological innovation.

It is also an entire region that is ready, hands on deck, to make sure ITER is a success.

Companies are setting up shop in the region. More and more actions are being deployed to foster training and employment. Partnerships are being signed between French and foreign companies.

The region's welcome services are at your disposal.

The ITER project in Provence benefits from unparalleled support on all levels :

The Welcome around ITER network launched in 2013 plays a key role in welcoming and supporting companies having signed ITER contracts and required to operate on the ITER construction site at Cadarache in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance.

Propelled by the impetus generated around the project, W@I also supports companies looking to set up business in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region or to build bridges with local firms.

The W@I network comprises Agence ITER France, Pôle Emploi (job centre) and PACA Mode d’Emploi (public human resources organisation), the Welcome Office for International Companies (WOIC), C2I (ITER industrial committee), and the French chambers of commerce & industry (CCI).
This network offers a broad range of services to meet all corporate needs.


W@I News


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Immigration & Accommodation
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Labour regulation - Accommodation and transport

Agence ITER France



Labour regulation

Agence ITER France brings its expertise in labour regulations to the table, the fundamental principles of which are detailed in guidelines for companies not based in France but who are required to second their staff to the ITER project in France. These guidelines describe the rules for entry, residing and working in France, as well as social security, labour and tax regulations and laws.

For legal queries or advice, write to:


Accommodation and transport

Agence ITER France  works hand in hand with the local representatives and authorities to provide a solid portfolio of accommodation and transport solutions for employees working on the ITER construction site in Saint Paul-lez-Durance. AIF has signed partnership agreements with several relocation companies (see below) and operators ("ressource" pages) offering accommodation. The AIF team simplifies the implementation of operational solutions (transport systems, park-and-ride) to optimise the commuting of staff (engineers, technicians, administrative staff, construction workers, etc.).

Contact :



Interdean provides relocation services to suit the needs of companies who relocate their employees to locations throughout Europe or around the world.

Interdean’s relocation services are designed specifically to support the person who is relocating, their family and the company’s relocation programme. Last year Interdean, aspart of the Santa Fe Group, helped over 110,000 families, expatriates and international assignees to relocate overseas.


Nowadays, staff professional mobility is common in every society.

It constitutes a competitivity factor, a main challenge for a society and a career opportunity for the employees.

CSE Mobilité intervention, specialist of the professional mobility assistance of the employees in France and at a worldwide scale, ISO 9001 v 2008 certified, guarantee of success of transfers and hiring.

The Provence

Human Resources
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Who can advice and guide me during the recruitment process and how to operate ?

Pôle Emploi

Pôle Emploi, the French employment center, offers a variety of services: from defining your needs, to finding, and then integrating, your future employee.

Our teams are at your service to:

  • Select candidates based on your specific requirements
  • Preselect candidates using the simulation method of recruitment
  • Evaluate the candidates in a real work setting prior to recruitment
  • Communicate information on your specific employment needs


Contacts :

Website Pôle Emploi
Equipe ITER Pôle Emploi ( +33 4 4291 1213 )
Mme REFFET - Chargée de mission ( +33 6 2611 1915 )

Industrial Support
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Who can help me find partners and sub-contractors to work with me on the ITER project ?


Since 2006, the French ITER Industrial Committee (C2I) has been facilitating partnerships by involving more than 300 French industrialists in the project and organising optimal conditions so they can answer calls for tender efficiently.

  • Forum and pre-competitive networking
  • Partnerships and Contacts
  • Industrial Conferences (ITER Business Forum)
  • Business to Business meetings
  • Information on calls for tenders

Réseau des CCI


Network of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CCI)

The network provides support to local companies interfacing with the ITER project by fostering local economic growth. This network is currently assisting around thirty local and regional companies vying for complex industrial contracts. Several information sessions are co-organised with C2I, such as civil nuclear meetings and contractor forums that enable SMEs to showcase their know-how for consortiums having signed contracts with the ITER project.

Business Setup
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Who can I contact to find premises and set up my activity around ITER ?


WOIC: Welcome Office for International Companies

A specific support for proposed relocation of business involved with ITER and renewable energy.

  • a single point of contact
  • a gateway to the entire region and an interface with all the participants
  • an extensive range of services that support all stages of your projects
  • tailor-made investigations and support to suit your needs
  • free and confidential service

WOIC‘s role is to understand your needs and help you find appropriate solutions.

Contacts :