prof. dr. sc. Gojko Bežovan
prof. dr. sc.
Gojko Bežovan

Work experience:
1993 -    
 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work
    ▪ teaching: Croatian Social Policy, Strategic Planning in Social Policy, Social Planning Research in Social Policy, Housing Policy, Welfare Mix Development, Civil Society Development, Strategic and Social Planning
1996 -    
CERANEO – Centre for Development of Non-Profit Organizations
    ▪ researcher: Social Policy and Civil Society
Secretary General
Croatian Federation of Housing Cooperatives, Zagreb
    ▪ promotion of non-profit housing, research of housing policy, international coordination, legislative framework for non-profit housing organizations
Institute for Self-Management
    ▪ research in social policy
Manager of Education
Technical Military Academy Zagreb
    ▪ skill in educational process
Education and training:      
1990 PhD in Sociology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy  
1990 MA in Housing and Urban Studies, Institute for Housing and Urban Studies, Rotterdam 
1987 MS in Sociology, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy  
1981 B.S. in Political Sciences, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science
Communication skills
▪ excellent communication and social skills gained and shaped through my working experience, adaptable to new situations, flexible and team spirit
Organisational / managerial skills    
▪ Organsation of meetings (seminars, workshops, conferences), domestic and international
▪ Project management, collaboration with various stakeholders relevant to the implementation of the project
▪ Organization and management of intensive action-oriented research
▪ Skills of cooperation with the media, promote the development of civil society in the media
▪ Leadership 
Job-related skills    
▪ Knowledge of the work of non-profit organizations
Computer skills    
▪ Regular daily use and an excellent command of all the Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), database search, desk research
Driving licence    
▪ B
- Croatian Sociological Association
- Croatian Association for Regional Studies
- European Network for Housing Research
- International Society for Third Sector Research
Present positions:
  • Professor of Croatian Social Policy; Strategic Planning in Social Policy; Social Planning at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work
  • CERANEO – Centre for Development of Non-Profit Organisations, president and founder, Croatian think tank dealing with social policy and civil society development
  • Head of Postgraduate Programme in Social Policy
  • Member of Committee for Evaluation and Monitoring of Programme of Social Policy, City of Zagreb, 2009-2013
  • Adviser of major of City of Zagreb for housing and housing policy
  • Member of Committee ZAGREBPLAN – Strategic development plan for City of Zagreb, 2010-201
  • Foundation Adris, Board of Trustees, member
  • Foundation of University of Zagreb, Board of Trustees, member
  • Partner in FP7 project: WILCO – Welfare Innovations at the Local  Level in Favour of Cohesion
Key qualifications:
  • Development strategic social policy program with social planning, Case of City of Zagreb
  • Development and Implementation of Strategy for Housing Policy with Development of Programme of Public Rental Housing, City of Zagreb, Varaždin, Karlovac
  • Housing Needs Assessment for Croatia and for City of Zagreb
  • Analytical and research skills, preparation and organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Writing research reports and advocacy work
  • Experience in needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in needs assessment for elderly, organisation services at home
  • Experience in implementing EU projects
  • Management of project on different levels
  • Expert adviser for AED, Rezidencija 55 plus 



Graduation year: 1981 graduation year: 1987

PhD graduation year: 1990


Public phone number:
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