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Aleksandar Bozic

PhD Research Fellow

PhD Research Fellow

Aleksandar Bozic is a PhD Research Fellow at the University of Agder in Norway, Department of Social Work and Sociology. His PhD project focuses on the development of social innovation in a fragile social welfare context. He holds a master's degree in "Communities, Organisations and Social Changes" from the City University London, the United Kingdom, and a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was additionally trained at the World Bank, Washington, D.C. on the latest developments in safety nets as an integral part of social protection systems.

He is experienced in social work practice, as well as in the social development field. His work has also included designing, management, training and evaluation of various social programmes and welfare services in the fields of children and youth at risk, peer and gender-based violence, adult mental health, juvenile justice. Experience gained from working for/collaborating with local welfare organisations, recognised NGOs, public authorities and international development agencies (UNDP, Save the Children, UNICEF, Foundation Kinderpostzegels Netherlands). 

In academic work, he participated in ERSTE Foundation Austria Social Research Fellowship “Generations in Dialogue” and was engaged as a researcher in the international research project "Remigration to post-socialist Europe" operated among academic partners from Germany, Austria and Croatia. Currently, he is on Management Committee of two European research COST Actions: International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities' Data (CA 1611) and Transnational Collaboration on Bullying, Migration and Integration at School Level (CA 18155). 

An active member of the International Sociological Association (ISA); International Society for Third-Sector Research; European Social Work Research Association and The European Family Group Conference Network. 

More information about Aleksandar's published papers and research work: https://agder.academia.edu/AleksandarBozic 

Research interests

social services, social innovation, public-nonpublic collaboration, sociology of organizations, the third sector organizations, school-based preventive interventions and migration.

Courses and teaching

Contribution to:

SO-408-1 20V Professional development in social work

SO-407-1 20V Social Work Philosophy and Ethics

SV-402-1 19V Professions and Cooperation (Collaboration and social innovation in the public and third sector organisations )


PhD project is focusing on the role of non-governmental organisations in developing social innovation within the social welfare of the South East Europe region.

Scientific publications

  • Bozic, Aleksandar (2020). Socijalni rad sa pojedincima: Pristup zasnovan na snagama (engl. Social Work with individuals: The strength based approach).
  • Bozic, Aleksandar (2020). Social Innovations: Opportunities and Challenges for Civil Society Organizations in BiH.
  • Bozic, Aleksandar (2019). You should do a PhD in Norway. Here’s why..
  • Bozic, Aleksandar (2019). Reshaping Social Welfare Services In a Turbulent Society-A Time For Social Innovation?.
  • Bozic, Aleksandar (2019). The role of CSOs in developing innovative solutions to social challenges in a less innovative environment.

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