The Association of Vocational Rehabilitation Providers of the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter ZIZRS) is an association of vocational rehabilitation providers chosen by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities to form a network of vocational rehabilitation providers in the Republic of Slovenia. It was established on the 28th of January 2008 to ensure the effective interoperability of its members.
The main activities of ZIZRS are as follows: participation in drafting acts and executive acts in the field of vocational rehabilitation and employment of people with disabilities, cooperation in preparing professional bases for the implementation of vocational rehabilitation (grounds for programme implementation, norms, and service prices), and representation of members’ common interests. Likewise, ZIZRS contributes to expert materials prepared by the Development Center for Vocational Rehabilitation at URI Soča and represents the common interests of members in regulating relations between them and the ministries, in particular the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs. In addition, ZIZRS
represents the common interests of its members in the professional bodies of ministries, the Development Center for Vocational Rehabilitation at URI Soča, and professional associations and chambers. ZISRS also cooperates with other communities and associations and related international organizations.