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What is integration through economic activity (EAI)?

Verified 27 November 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Renewal of contracts

Due to the health crisis of the coronavirus (Covid 19), the act no. 2020-734 of 17 june 2020 allows you to conclude or renew an insertion contract for a total period of 36 months. This option is available until January 10, 2021.

Inclusion through economic activity (IAE) is a support in employment offered by certain structures to people far from employment in order to facilitate their social and professional integration.

The IAE is aimed at people who are particularly far from work:

  • Long-term unemployed
  • Persons receiving social benefits (RSA: titleContent...)
  • Young people under 26 in serious difficulty
  • Disabled workers

Target employment center and direct these people to specialized structures in social and professional integration that can offer them work.

To benefit from the IAE, you must sign a specific employment contract with one of these structures. This contract shall be renewable for a total period of 24 months.

Areas of activity and employment contracts covered by integration structures

Insert Structures


Nature of employment contract

Insertion Company (EI)

Merchant goods and services


Temporary work placement undertaking (ETTI)

Sectors covered by the temporary work


Workshops and insertion sites (ACI)

All Business Lines



Future employment

Professional trainee

Intermediate Association (AI)

Personal services (mainly)


Usual CDD

An employee hired in the framework of an IAE benefits, in particular before leaving the scheme, from enhanced monitoring and support (evaluation, job search workshops, skills assessment...).