Youth with disabilities Forum (YDF), an organization focused on improving the quality of life and social position of persons with disabilities, at the beginning of 2021 launched a web portal for employing persons with disabilities. The web portal zaposljavanje.fmi.rs represents a place for supporting both employers and persons with disabilities in hiring process. Portal enables direct communication between job seeking individuals with disabilities and employers with open positions.
Beside the web portal, YDF also launched the Network of Employers for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, in order to provide employers with strategic support in an active approach to long-term and sustainable employment of persons with disabilities. Informal network gathers employers to streamline long term and sustainable employment for persons with disabilities. The network serves as a place for gathering, advising, informing and consulting. In addition, the members of the Network use the services provided by Youth with Disabilities Forum, which refer to the search of the Web Portal, i.e. database of candidates for employment, support in reasonable adjustment of the workplace, training for employees and consulting services.
Smart Kolektiv is one of the YDF partners on the Economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities project financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Other project partners are Caritas Serbia, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and the Center for Independent Living Serbia. The activity aims to advance workforce development so that PWDs have the skills and training necessary to secure jobs, to foster entrepreneurship for PWDs so that they have access to capital, markets, technical assistance, and networks on an equal basis with others and to promote an overall enabling environment that will foster the economic empowerment of PWDs.