On 23 June 2022, the Final Dissemination Event of the Jump to Job! Project was held by the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) in Brussels (Belgium). This successful project, funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme, started in October 2019 and will end in October 2022. It deals with the training of peer mentors and job coaches for young people with disabilities (YPWD). Coordinated by EPR, the project was realised by a partnership of six organisations from five countries: GTB (Belgium), Fundación INTRAS (Spain), lyk-z (Norway), Theotokos Foundation (Greece), University College Leuven- Limburg/UCLL (Belgium) and University Rehabilitation Institute/URI (Slovenia).

Main activities in the project include a needs analysis for peer mentors and job coaches, the delivery of two training courses and the elaboration of a Training Module for Peer Mentors and Job Coaches to on the one hand enhance the skills of those trained and on the other to arrive at better support arrangements and services for the labour market inclusion of YPWD. Key deliverables of the J2J Project are a Curriculum for Peer Mentor and Job Coaches for YPWD, a Protocol on experience expertise and job coaching of YPWD (“Co-Production Protocol”) – to set out the institutional setup and the support structures to recognise and use experiential knowledge by people who themselves live and work with a disability situation –, an Environmental Impact Protocol and a collection of promising practices.

The final event, aimed to present the main deliverables, insights from and the already measurable impacts of the project on the peer mentors and job coaches who participated in training activities, brought together all project partners, participants and speakers from partner organisations as well as from EPR members. After the welcome and introductory remarks by Laura Jones, General Secretary at EPR, Mathias Maucher, Senior Programmes and Project Officer, presented the strategic objectives, the activities carried out and the main deliverables developed.

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