The Center for Intense Lasers and Applications (CELIA) is a joint research unit (UMR5107) involving a partnership between Bordeaux University (UB), the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and the National Scientific Research Center (CNRS). CELIA offers an outstanding opportunity for gathering expertises in Strong Field and/or Ultra-High Intensity Physics (UHI) and Inertial Fusion for Energy (IFE). Indeed, CELIA missions are to pursue high-field laser research, high-energy photon production and their applications, with small-scale lasers, and to study hot and dense laser plasmas from the LULI, LIL laser facilities and the future LMJ. CELIA is an active member of the European Large Lasers Network