A programme that combines theatre training and other techniques to develop psycho-emotional and vocational skills with the aim of helping different groups of unemployed people (youth, long-term unemployed, single parents, immigrants, refugees) improve their self-esteem, replace passivity with proactivity and gain employment.

Impact indicators


  • An average of 300 participants take part each year in full-time projects.



  • On average, placement rate is 50%.

  • Around 60% of participants between 20 and 24 years have found employment after 12 months. Three years after attending a JobAct project, almost 80% are working or have positive prospects.


Sandra Schürmann, Projektfabrik.
This Works Summit by Ashoka (2016). Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (2010). Ashoka Fellowship (2009).

The initiative was presented in Barcelona (2017) and Stockholm (2018) within the framework of the Accelerating Change for Social Inclusion (ACSI) project to explore its local implementation.