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MyPeerMentor - mentoring project aimed at helping youth with disabilities

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Between 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2019 at “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi under the European programme Erasmus+ "Strategic Partnerships" takes place the project no. 2017-1-TR01-KA205-039752, titled " Mobile youth peer mentoring application to facilitate distance mentoring guidance for youth with disabilities", acronym MyPeerMentor, under the coordination of Prof. PhD. Chem. Margareta Gabriela CIOBANU, project manager from Romania.


Project partners are:

- Partner 1: GAZI UNIVERSITY, Ankara, Turkey – project coordinator

- Partner 2: Osmaniye il Milli Egitim Mudurlugu, Osmaniye, Turkey

- Partner 3: Calisma ve Sosyal Guvenlik Egitim ve Arastirma Merkezi, Ankara, Turkey

- Partner 4: International Association for Research and Development of Vocational Education and Training, Istanbul, Turkey

- Partner 5: ZGURA-M (ЗГУРА-М), Plovdiv, Bulgaria

- Partner 6: “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi (TUIasi), Romania


Purpose and Objectives of the project: This project aims to achieve a special and novel form of youth peer mentoring who can serve as a good practice example for people mentee among young people with physical disabilities. This goal can be accomplished through structure non-formal communication. Therefore, the mentoring which this project intends to implement is a mobile application for peer mentoring implementation for Android device (phone, tablet). In this setting, a young peer mentor (trained by youth workers) meets the youth with disability at educational environment to ensure transition to workplace. This will be a one-on-one peer support including virtual sessions which will capture the difficulties for those with mobility impairments which are disabled by the chances to move due to inaccessibility of the environment. One-on-one peer mentoring by its nature is a career oriented mentoring, when the focus is to encourage future success of the individual by bringing in successful work environment. There the youth with disability is able to build self-confidence and social skills while also learning work habits, team work and communication with colleagues as well as gaining professional competencies.


Target groups: youth mentors, youth workers, youth career counsellors.


Beneficiaries from services: youth with physical disabilities (aged 16 – 29), families of people with disabilities, non-formal settlements of people with disabilities, educations institutions (secondary, tertiary and VET levels).


Launching the project in Romania:

The project will be launched in Romania at the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, on 3 November 2017, at 13:00, in the TUIasi Rector's Conference Room.



Project manager - partner P6,

Prof. PhD. Chem. Margareta Gabriela CIOBANU

Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection,

"Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi


Programme: Erasmus+ Programme - Strategic partnership

Project no. 2017-1-TR01-KA205-039752

Project title: „Mobile youth peer mentoring application to facilitate distance mentoring guidance for youth with disabilities”

Acronym: MyPeerMentor


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