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 potential and challenges of civil society organisations to develop socially innovative services within the post-conflict 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 the University of Banja Luka, 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.
Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, he experienced in social work practice as well as in the social development field. His work has included programme management, proposal reviews for grants and organisations, evaluation and training on topics including preventive programmes for children and youth at risk, peer and gender-based violence, mental health, social services and building civil society capacity. Experienced gained from working for/collaborating with local government, recognised NGOs and international development agencies (UNDP, Save the Children, UNICEF, Foundation Kinderpostzegels Netherlands).
In terms of his academic work, he has worked in several research projects: participated in ERSTE Foundation Austria Social Research Fellowship “Generations in Dialogue” and 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 Junior Sociologists Network; European Social Work Research Association and European Family Group Conference Network.
More information about Aleksandar's published papers and research work: https://agder.academia.edu/AleksandarBozic
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.
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