Jump to Job! is a Erasmus + funded project coordinated by EPR in partnership with other six organisations including EPR members GTB (Belgium), Theotokos Foundation (Greece), URI (Slovenia) and Fundacion INTRAS (Spain) and the University of Leuven Limburg, (UCLL, Belgium) and LYK – Z (Norway). This project focuses on training peers and job coaches for young people with disabilities. 

Project’s partners during the Kick-off Meeting in November 2019 at EPR in Brussels

Objectives of Jump to Job!

Core objective of the project: The main objective of this project is to increase employment among young people with disabilities (YPWD).

  • YPWD are more self-confident and have a more proactive approach to job search.
  • Job coaches and YPWD have a stronger, more fruitful relationship, supporting real job inclusion.
  • Companies are able to adapt their environment and work process to create sustainable jobs for YPWD.
  • Job coaches’ training is effective and takes into account clients’ inputs and insights and is co-produced with YPWD.

Jump to Job! Activities

  • This project will release a need analysis on Peer Mentors and Job Coaching.
  • A first training course will be delivered to 16 people.
  • A first pilot will be implemented at national level.
  • Feedback analysis on the first training will be released.
  • A second training will be delivered.
  • A second pilot will be implemented at national level.
  • Feedback analysis on the second training will be released.
  • A training module for Peer Mentors and Job Coaches will be delivered.

Jump to Job! Outputs

>> Curriculum for Peer Mentors and Job Coaches for YPWD. This is the training course designed, implemented and tested to enhance participant’s skills and to get better support for YPWD job inclusion. You can read it here in English, Dutch, Greek, Slovenian and Spanish.

>> Analysis of Strengths and Weaknesses of the FROG Methodology used in the project and in the Curriculum for Peer Mentors and Job Coaches for YPWD. You can read it here in English, Dutch, Greek, Slovenian and Spanish.

>> Protocol on experience expertise and job coaching of YPWD/“Co-Production Protocol” (available in English only; will be uploaded here in September 2022).

>> Environmental Impact Protocol and Environmental Impact Report (available in English only).

Good Practices Collection

Among the activities envisaged by the project, the collection of good practices on the subject of work inclusion linked to the issue of disability. The aim of the collection is to provide useful ideas, tools and methodologies for professionals in the sector and to provide a starting point for project partners in the development of the curriculum for Peer Mentor and Job Coach for young people with disabilities.

Jump to Job partners have selected 10 good practices among those collected, the ones that suited most the aim of the project. The Good Practices Collection is available here.

First Pilot Phase

How the first pilot phase was assessed? What did the participants say about the training? What are the most important takeaways? BEFORE and AFTER the training, the participants were asked to answer to a survey, prepared by the University College of Limburg-Leuven. The results achieved are extremely positive! Have a look at the infographics and the quotes from Young People with Disabilities (YPWD) here.

Jump to Job! Newsletters

Would you like to keep up with our project’s activities and outcomes? Read our Newsletter shared here and on our social media channels!

Final Dissemination Event

The Final Dissemination Event for the project which deals with the training of peer mentors and job coaches for young people with disabilities (YPWD) was organised by EPR on the morning of 23 June 2022 (from 9:30 to 12:45) at Mundo Madou, Room Artemisia (ground floor). You can read the report here.

More info in the event page here.


The Jump to Job! project coordinator and person of contact is Mathias Maucher, Senior Project and Programme Officer at EPR, mmaucher@epr.eu

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