The OFII territorial directorate in Amiens, an uninterrupted integration process

The OFII territorial directorate in Amiens is responsible for three departments in the Hauts-de-France region: Aisne, Oise and Somme (formerly Picardie). In the exercise of its mission relating to the reception and integration of first-time immigrants and beneficiaries of international protection who are entitled to sign the Republican Integration Contract, it endeavours to build and lead partnerships that enable the integration process to continue as soon as the civic and language training courses are completed.


Thus, since May 2021, the Amiens territorial directorate has been conducting a partnership action in the Aisne department with the Customised Training Centre 02 (CFP02), a training organisation working in the fields of integration and socio-professional support. Not only does it have its own schemes, but it also coordinates the network of associations working in the field of integration.

An introduction to language training

The CPF02, in conjunction with the Amiens territorial directorate, regularly intervenes in the 7 language training centres with the signatories of the Republican Integration Contract at the end of their training in order to present the various integration measures.

The aim is to enable the signatory, on a voluntary basis, to join one of the proposed schemes immediately after the language training. This may involve social integration, vocational training, advice on validating acquired experience, support towards employment or towards a new language course at A2 to B1 level.

Namely, level A2 is required for the residence permit and level B2 for French nationality.

Before entering a scheme, volunteers are given a personal interview with the CFO2. 

A beneficial coordination

In one year, nearly one hundred signatories of the Republican Integration Contract, in the Aisne department, were referred to the CFP02, in particular to French as a foreign language training schemes to complement the A2 or B1 language level, but also for professional purposes and to so-called “socialisation” schemes.