Network organisation

Cités des Métiers Network Association Status

It is created between the members who adhere to these statutes, an association called "Réseau Cités des métiers", referring to the label assigned by the "Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie".

The association is governed by the provisions of the French law of July 1, 1901 on association agreement and the decree of August 16, 1901.

Object - Role

The “Cité des Métiers” network is there to support the day-to-day work of all those working in the Cités des Métiers.
Its strong involvement in the Winter schools, as well as the numerous events it regularly organises in relation to different projects, demonstrate that the Network is a key player in the development of the Cités des Métiers.

The existence of the Network is also the affirmation of universal values around guidance, training and employment. And the Network also lives off many informal moments, often through bilateral relations between the Cités des Métiers.

The Chairman/Chairwoman of the International network of the Cités des Métiers has a triple mission :

  • Together with the General Secretary and the Responsible for the Label, to support the Network life as a whole and contribute to its development,
  • To remind the members at all times and on each occasion of the values that unite and energise us,
  • To ensure that each Cité des Métiers in the Network is able through it to assert and share its specific culture.

Network members


Mme. Raquel CASTELLO-BRANCO (Portuguese citizen)

President of the Cité des metiers de Porto (Portugal)

General Secretary

Mr. Alain JOUNEAU (French citizen)

Manager of the Cité des métiers de Limoges et Limousin


Mme Marie-Christine COTIN (French citizen)

Vice President of the Departmental Council of Côtes d'Armor in charge of employment and integration – France
President of the Cité des métiers des Côtes d'Armor – France

President delegate for up-skilling

Mme. Karine Henri (French citizen)

Manager of the Cité des métiers de Normandie - France

President delegate for international cooperation

Mr. Grégoire EVEQUOZ (Swiss citizen)

General Director of the Office for Guidance, Vocational Training and Lifelong Education from 2004 to 2017
President of the Cité des métiers du Grand Genève from 2004 to 2017
Honorary President of the International Network

President delegate for quality

Mr. Marco CANTA (Italian citizen)

Manager of the Cité des métiers de Turin

Representatives of Universcience

Mme Mélanie JODER (French citizen)

General Delegate for integration, training and professional activity at the Presidency of Universcience-Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie de Paris-La Villette General Director of Universcience-Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie de Paris-La Villette (France)

Mme Sylvie SESMA (French citizen)

In charge for the Label Cité des métiers – Deputy Delegate of Universcience for Integration, Training and Professional Activity

M. Rafael RICARDOU (French citizen)

Manager of Cité des métiers de Paris, La Villette

Honorary President - Founder

M. Olivier LAS VERGNAS (Nationalité française)

Founder of the concept Cité des Métiers - Previous Directeur of the first Cité des métiers in Paris, La Villette

Honorary Presidents

Ms. Claudie HAIGNERE (French citizen)

Presidente of Universcience from 2010 to 2015 (Photo credit : SANDRINE EXPILLY/CSI)
Ministry for Research (2002-2004) and European Affairs (2004-2005)

Ms. Maravillas ROJO-TORRECILLA (Spanish citizen)

President of Barcelona Activa – President of the Cité des Métiers of Barcelona - Spain
Chairwoman of the International Network from 2005 to 2010

Support team

Mr. Ludovic COLLIN (French citizen)

International coordinator
Email :

Ms. Maud BOIS-GALLOU (French citizen)

Project Officer
Email :

Délégation Exécutive

Siège administratif et financier, communication et information :
La Cité des métiers de Marseille et de Paca
4 rue des consuls
13 002 Marseille - France
Email :

History of the Network

Cités des Métiers in the world