Employment & fight against poverty

Innovate for employment, develop learning and carry out concrete & local actions anchored in the ENGIE group.
The objective of this program is to fight against poverty and promote integration through employment by financing concrete projects for the return to employment.
With the Fondation Agir Pour l’Emploi ENGIE, the ENGIE Foundation wishes to contribute to the professional integration and return to employment of people who are far from or excluded from it.

Our commitments

Supporting projects in favor of professional integration and job creation

Supporting projects anchored in local territories

Supporting projects that combine social and environmental impact

Supporting projects offering innovative solutions for those furthest from work

The Samusocial de Paris

Partner of the ENGIE Foundation since 1994, the Samusocial de Paris meets the homeless and people in very precarious situations, directs them to places of accommodation and offers them medical, psychological and social support.

Its social emergency services include the 115 de Paris, marauds, boarding houses, emergency accommodation centers (CHU).

“The ambition that we share with the ENGIE Foundation is solidarity and also an ambition to try to restore equal opportunities,” says Christine Laconde, General director of the Samusocial de Paris.

As a historical partner, the Fondation ENGIE has provided regular financial support to the night marauds. Since 2013, the ENGIE Foundation has been supporting the BEEP mission (which became PHRH – Accommodation and Hotel Reservations Department in 2017), which consists of meeting families staying in hotels to assess their health situation and offer them an adapted orientation towards emergency & care services.

In 2019, it is to the project in favor of homeless women that the ENGIE Foundation wished to give its support.

In 2021, the ENGIE Foundation will support the Samusocial de Paris to deploy the “C Possible” program for young people staying in hotels in Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis. Families of volunteers and associations will accompany these young people through mentoring and personalized follow-up to prepare them to enter active life.

“This project is designed to restore equal opportunities with the idea that young people between the ages of 13 and 21 need a helping hand to find internships, to have a sponsor who will open up horizons elsewhere and to simply think about their future.

“It’s a very ambitious project because the number of young people living in the hotel is quite considerable. But I hope that it will take us far enough and that we will be able to refocus these young people and that, having reached adulthood, they will be able to fly on their own without needing help and social action” Christine Laconde, General Director of Samusocial de Paris


The “C3PS: the Preparatory Class for Professional Performance through Sport” for the years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. This training is intended for young sportsmen and women aged between 18 and 30, able-bodied or disabled, who wish to achieve a professional project.

The training is called “la C3PS : la Classe Préparatoire à la Performance Professionnelle par le Sport” is given at the Cité scolaire Buffon and the Panthéon La Sorbonne university as well as at the Institut National du Sport, de l’Expertise et de la Performance (INSEP).

The project consists of setting up an innovative support system for citizen, school and professional remobilization through an intensive program of thematic workshops, theater and sports, in order to eventually integrate a job or training in one of the 8 sectors of activity that are the hotel, restaurant, trade, tourism, airport trades, digital, sports, leisure and security sector. At the end of the 6 weeks of coaching, each young person is individually accompanied on his professional and/or personal evolution for a period of 6 months.

Fonds de Dotation Y croire

In 2018, Pierre Gattaz created the “Y croire” endowment fund and, with the support of ENGIE, carried out a pilot project in the Hauts-de-France region.

The general objective of the project: to revitalize the territories by developing the employability of citizens through the desire to undertake a professional project.

The missions

  • Active inclusion to enable each individual to participate fully in society
  • Inclusive entrepreneurship to promote social and professional integration through the creation of economic activity.
The project consists in deploying a free 4-step itinerary throughout the district of Avesnes (France).
  • “2 hours to lift the brakes” with a dozen information meetings in Maubeuge, Fourmies, Avesnelles and Jeumont in September.
  • “3 days to take the plunge” with 5 seminars from mid-September to mid-October.
  • “3 Weeks to Reveal Your Potential” in November
  • “3 months to get started and succeed” from December to February

Specific objectives of the project :

  • To accompany around the desire of entrepreneurship in rural and peri-urban territories.
  • Create a territorial dynamic to strengthen economic development.
  • To remobilize towards the creation of activity and employment for people who are far away from it.
  • Strengthen the employability of participants at each stage.
  • Accompany creation projects until their entry into networks.
  • Highlight success stories
  • Deconstructing the public’s preconceptions about the business world
  • Fostering diversity and improving life