“Scale Up Europe”: Making Europe attractive for talents

« The French Tech ecosystem is one of the most dynamic in both Europe and the world. This is why Business France teams are committed along with all tech stakeholders and participate in their daily work to the attractiveness of talent in France. »

Christophe Lecourtier, CEO of Business France

Signature of a declaration of intent

On the occasion of the “Scale-Up Europe” conference and as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, a declaration of intent, at the initiative of Business France, was signed on February 8 with its European counterparts.


One goal: to make Europe a magnet for talents


The signatories are committed to sharing information and their best practices on attracting international tech talents, as well as developing proposals for the creation of a “European Tech Talent Desk” information service with the establishment of a dedicated team by the end of 2022, to complement national mechanisms

France welcomes international talent


Since 2017, France has already made attracting international tech talent a priority by implementing a series of schemes:

  • A unique online information platform (welcometofrance.com), counting more than 3.2 million visitors since its creation and covering four areas of interest: immigration to France, social protection, tax issues and daily life.
  • A “Welcome to la French Tech” desk operated by Business France, a unique gateway for international talents interested in moving to France to join one of the French Tech top scale-ups.

Our team accompanies informs and assists HR teams of the companies part of the “Next 40” and “French 120” programs, whose new promotion has just been announced;

  • A dematerialization of residence permit applications for talents.
  • A network in France attentive to talents.


 Read the press release