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), the Regional Agency for Innovation and Internationalization (ARII) , the ITER industrial committee (C2I), and the French chambers of commerce & industry (CCI).
This network offers a broad range of services to meet all corporate needs.


W@I News

Agence ITER France

The website of the W@I network is getting a new look! Come and discover the new site in French at the address: 

Welcome Around ITER - Welcome (

The old site wi...

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Agence ITER France

Find the new flyer about the accomodation offer, updated on April 2021 Flyer accomodation - update april2021

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Agence ITER France

Cliquez sur le lien pour voir le flyer d'Action logement mis à jour en avril 2021: Flyer Action logement

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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 :


Santa Fe Relocation Services

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

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

CSE Executive Relocations

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 Executive Relocations 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

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Since 2005, the French national government has designated a specific office to welcome the ITER project, facilitate its implantation, support its construction, and optimize its economic impact. Through its international agreements, the government has created a network of dedicated contacts that are at your service and can answer all questions about the project and help with administrative procedures.

The regional prefect, through the Secretary General for Regional Affairs and the sub prefect in Aix-en-Provence, serves as the principal interface between the local governments that provide financial support for the ITER project and the overall system of public services and administration.


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

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 (C2I Directory)
  • 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 ?



risingSUD is the economic development agency for the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region. The agency’s mission is to support economic growth in the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur y accelerating growth of companies and enriching the territory’s communities. It works with the public and private sector to generate added value for the economy and it shares its expertise through a series of programs that are coordinated with the ecosystem’s major economic actors.

risingSUD provides dedicated support to companies that are already working with the ITER project or that are seeking to locate to the region to take part in the project. As the operator of the Welcome Around ITER program for incoming companies, we provide all the necessary information and support and we foster partnerships between your project and the territory’s economic development actors.risingSUD helps companies in their search for real estate (office space, manufacturing sites etc.), provides information on the local ecosystem, and creates connections with local economic actors and pubic services that support companies in their investment and implantation plans in the South of France.

Contact: Cyril Chamakh,

Contacts :

Website risingSUD
Cyril CHAMAKH - +33671571422