Jump to Job! Increase Employment Among Young People with Disabilities

Jump to Job! is an 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.

The main objective of this project is to increase employment among young people with disabilities (YPWD). The related four key aims are:

  • 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 the inputs and insights from the YPWD and is also co-produced with the YPWD and the peer mentors.