MOJO Project Objectives

Designed to develop self-awareness and confidence MOJO features a motivational mapping programme using psychometric principles, the results of which are used to create one-to-one life and coaching and mentoring services.

Job seekers set life and work based goals and action plans and identify training/skills needs.

Personal coaches are assigned to assist implementation. The outcome is more self-aware and motivated individuals, trained and ready for work.

The aims of the project are to transfer the MOJO process and methodology to other EU countries, test it, embed it in new environments, and develop some new approaches when and where required. MOJO involves employment support experts, coaches, mentors and employers in an integrated process that directly engages with the long term unemployed.

The consortium members are experienced in the management and delivery of programmes to support and train unemployed individuals, particularly those at ‘high risk’ (disabled, women, refugees etc)

The MOJO project objectives are:

  • Transfer current innovative employment support practice from the UK to other EU countries
  • To enrol and fully engage 20 long term unemployed individuals in a MOJO experience in each of 6 EU regions including the UK’s West Midlands further to the 2009/10 pilot project
  • Profile individual concerns and motivations amongst the long term unemployed to inform future practice
  • Evaluate current intensive employment support practice and establish a wider community of practice amongst unemployment service specialists
  • Identify how this support service links to mainstream support, providing added value and economic impact for the regions
  • Engage and discuss with employers in the regions, in order to ensure that the service provided ultimately provides employable, work-ready individuals, able to access opportunities available to them
  • Receive feedback from long-term unemployed people on the value of an intensive and personalised service
  • The partnership comprises six partners, including the coordinator:

  • Focus Enterprises (Coordinator), United Kingdom
  • VSI Edukaciniai Projektai, Lithuania
  • Asset Technology, Greece
  • Outra Margem, Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, Portugal
  • Universität Paderborn, Germany
  • ARACNE – associazione di promozione sociale, Italy