prof. dr. sc. Nino Žganec
prof. dr. sc.
Nino Žganec

- 2014 reelection to the position of Associate Professor - Chair for Social Work Theory and Methods, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Study Centre of Social Work

-2009 election to the position of Associate Professor - Chair for Social Work Theory and Methods, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Study Centre of Social Work

2005-2009 Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Study Centre of Social Work

2004-2005 State Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Republic of Croatia

2000-2004 Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Republic of Croatia

2000. election to the position of Assistant Professor - Chair for Social Work Theory and Methods, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Study Centre of Social Work

1999. PhD at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, University of Zagreb

1995. election to the position of Teaching Assistant - Chair for Social Work Theory and Methods, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Study Centre of Social Work

1994. MA at the Faculty of Defectology, University of Zagreb

1991-1995 Young Researcher - Chair for Social Work Theory and Methods, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Study Centre of Social Work

1986 – 1990 Study of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

1981 – 1985 Gymnasium Varaždin

 

Additional Education:

1995 –1999 Systemic Family Therapy Education; Institute for Family Therapy Graz, Austria, licensed psychotherapist, European Certificate of Psychotherapy

 

Career and Area of Expertise:

Since 1991 employed at the Study Centre of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb at the position of young researcher. From the beginning of the work he specializes for the field of social work community organizing and development. In the frame of this field work participates in different scientific projects inside discipline of social work and social policy. During the nineties actively included in different professional project aimed to the help of children victims of war as well as in studies of psychosocial consequences of the war. Actively included in cooperation with numerous domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations which conducted projects of psychosocial help for war victims in the Republic of Croatia. Actively collaborates with the HAN University from Nijmegen, the Netherlands in realization of international project titled “Community Development Work in Croatia, education for students and professionals in social work” as well as with the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in realization of the project titled „Preparing for deinstitutionalization in Croatia“. Since 1991. constantly participates in teaching of different subject at the Faculty of Law, Study Centre of Social Work, University of Zagreb. Beside his main field of community work he conceived and introduced in the educational program of the Study Centre of Social Work subjects of Social Work Ethics, Social Work inside the Social Care System, International Social Work and Social Work and Human Rights. At the level of undergraduate and graduate studies he teaches also at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation the subject titled Social-Law Basics in Education and Rehabilitation of the Persons with the Eyesight Problems as well as at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy, University Of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina the subject titled Contemporary Social Work Theories. Under his mentorship dozens of students graduated till now and he was the mentor for masters and doctoral thesis. During his work as scientist and teacher he participates as holder or as guest professor in the teaching of different subject at the MA and PhD studies organized by the Study Centre of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, University of Zagreb, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo and MA Comparative European Social Studies Zuyd University of Applied Sciences Maastricht and London Metropolitan University. He is the founder and leader of the new established postgraduate specialist study titled Social Work and Community Development at the Study Centre of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. He is founder and one of the leaders of the summer school titled „Social Work and Community Development“ carried by the Study Centre of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb and the Centre for Civil Initiative Zagreb.

Practical experiences and research results were the integral parts of his MA thesis titled „Children Victims of the War. Action Approach to the Realizing of the Project of Psychosocial Help for the Children Victims of the War“ With his doctoral thesis titled „Community Organization in the Preventing of Disturbances of Behaviour of Children and Young Ones“ he gave significant contribution to the development of the theory and methodology of organization and development of local communities in the Republic of Croatia.

So far he published dozens of scientific and professional papers from the field of social work theory and methodology.

He participated at more than 70 different international and domestic scientific and professional conferences and gave a number of presentations also as the invited speaker.

On the short study trips he was in the most of the european countries as well as in the USA and Canada.   

He is the member of the several domestic and international professional association.

Actively speaks German and English language. He is the father of two sons.

As associate he is involved in the educational projects of different nongovernmental organizations. He is founder and president of the NGO named Sociativa Nova which deals with the development of the social services quality. He is the member of the steering commitee of the Association for the Promotion of Inclusion from Zagreb and president of the steering commitee of the Social Care Center of the City of Zagreb. He is one of the course director at the social work course at the Inter University Center Dubrovnik. From the beginning of his professional career he participates in the work of several domestic and international professional commities and commissions mainly in the field of social work, social care and social policy.

During his term of office of the state secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare inside his responsibility gave significant contribution to the conceptualization of the reform of the social care system of the Republic of Croatia. His scope of work included drafting and implementing of the domestic and international social legislation including the field of protection and promotion of human rights. During his career he established wide network of contacts with the representatives of different domestic and international governmental and nongovernmental organizations as well as higher education institutions. Since 2011. he is the member of the Executive Commitee of the European Association of Schools of Social Work.

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Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

Inclusive Society Within the Framework of a Transitioning Society: Examples from the Republic of Croatia

Žganec, Nino ; Opačić, Ana
2021.

SOME DETERMINANTS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION FOR FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Žganec, Nino
2019.
Radovi Zavoda za znanstveni rad Varaždin

Client First: Advocating Human Rights of the Clients - A Study from Croatia

Berc, Gordana ; Milić Babić, Marina ; Žganec, Nino
2019.
7. kongres socialnega dela: humanizem in etika v socialnem delu

Human rights from perspective of students and practitioners in Croatia

Žganec, Nino ; Milić Babić, Marina ; Berc, Gordana
2019.
Meanings of Quality of Social Work Education in a changing Europe

Ecological Hazards of Nuclear Waste Disposal between Aspiration and Economic Prosperity and Community Sustainability: Lessons for social work in a small Croatian municipality

Žganec, Nino ; Opačić, Ana
2018.

Practising democracy in underprivileged community faced with ecologically hazardous context: possible roles for social work

Žganec, Nino ; Opačić, Ana
2018.
SWSD 2018 SOCIAL WORK, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

Local community sensibilisation and inclusion of people with disability

Žganec, Nino ; Miljenović, Ana
2015.

Disintegration and possibilities for rebuilding of war-affected communities : The Vojnić Municipality case

Miljenović, Ana ; Žganec, Nino
2012.
International social work

Social work and human rights/ Common past - uncertain future

Žganec, Nino
2011.
Međunarodna znanstvena konferencija »Socijalni rad i borba protiv siromaštva i socijalne isključenosti – profesionalna usmjerenost zaštiti i promicanju ljudskih prava«

Revitalizing radical social work in 21st century : practical opportunities for social change

Miljenović, Ana ; Žganec, Nino
2011.
Social Action in Europe "Sustainable Social Development and Economic Challenges"

Revitalizing radical social work in 21st century: practical opportunities for social change

Miljenović, Ana ; Žganec, Nino
2011.
Social Action in Europe : Sustainable Social Development and Economic Challenges

Contributing to social development through community work approach

Žganec, Nino ; Touwen, Anneke ; Despotović, Mirela ; van der Sterren, Hay ; Miljenović, Ana
2011.
Social Action in Europe : Sustainable Social Development and Economic Challenges

Contributing to social development through community work approach

Žganec, Nino ; Touwen, Anneke ; Despotović, Mirela ; van der Sterren, Hay ; Miljenović, Ana
2011.
Social Action in Europe : Sustainable Social Development and Economic Challenges

Multiculturalism in social work

Žganec, Nino ; Miljenović, Ana
2011.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

MULTICULTURALISM IN SOCIAL WORK

Žganec, Nino ; Miljenović, Ana
2011.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Long-term Care for Older People in Croatia

Rusac, Silvia ; Štambuk Ana ; Žganec, Nino ; Ajduković, Marina
2011.

Local community in the prevention of behaviour disorders

Žganec, Nino
2009.

Social Welfare in Croatia - Trends of the Development and Reforms

Žganec, Nino
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

SOCIAL WORK IN THE AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Žganec, Nino ; Bićanić, Mirna
2008.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

Social Care in the Republic of Croatia – Directions of Development and Reforms

Žganec, Nino
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Trends in the Care for the Elderly in the Republic of Croatia and in the EU Member States

Žganec, Nino ; Rusac, Silvia ; Laklija, Maja
2008.
Revija za socijalnu politiku

Counties Selecting Public Health Priorities - A "Bottom-Up" Approach

Šogorić, Selma ; Vukušić-Rukavina, Tea ; Brborović, Ognjen ; Vlahušić, Andro ; Žganec, Nino ; Orešković, Stjepan
2005.
Collegium Antropologicum

Perceived social support in relation to social networks in early adolescence

Brajša-Žganec, Andreja ; Žganec, Nino
2004.
28th International Congress of Psychology

Quality of life, life satisfaction and happiness in shift- and non-shiftworkers

Kaliterna Lipovčan, Ljiljana ; Prizmić Larsen, Zvjezdana ; Žganec, Nino
2004.
Revista de Saude Publica

Croatia: National Report on Social Services ; Good Practice in Social Service Delivery in South Eastern Europe

Žganec, Nino
2004.

Do shifts make workers unhappy? The quality of llife, life satisfaction and happiness of shift- and non-shiftworkers

Kaliterna-Lipovčan, Ljiljana ; Prizmić-Larsen, Zvjezdana ; Žganec, Nino
2003.
XVI International Symposium on Night and Shiftwork: Equity and Working Time - a challenge to be achieved

Some ethical issues in the research with children placed in the social welfare institutions

Brajša-Žganec, Andreja ; Žganec, Nino
2003.
Dijete i društvo

Conceptional definition of community

Žganec, Nino
2003.

Family policy and social care

Žganec, Nino
2003.

Life circumstances prior to and during the placement of children in childrens homes and foster families

Sladović Franz, B. ; Kregar, K. ; Žganec, N. ; Ajduković, M.
2003.
Children and Residential Care - New Strategies for a New Millennium

Workload and subjective age

Kaliterna Lipovčan, Ljiljana ; Žganec, Nino ; Brkljačić, Tihana
2002.
The 4th Conference on Ageing and Work : Promotion of Work Ability and Employability

System of social assistance and social care

Puljiz, Vlado ; Žganec, Nino
2002.

Social welfare in the Republic of Croatia ; on the road towards reform

Žganec, Nino
2002.

Some ethical issues in the research with children placed in the social welfare institutions

Žganec, Nino ; Brajša-Žganec, Andreja
2002.
Etika istraživanja s djecom

Some aspects of tranfer of local community organization theory to practice

Žganec, Nino
1999.
Društvena istraživanja

Etich of HelpingProfessions - Social Work Example

Žganec, Nino
1999.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada

Organizing Local Community in Prevention Behavioural Disorders Children and Youth

Žganec, Nino
1999.

The longterm consequences of war on children and their community in Croatia

Žganec, Nino
1998.
14th International congress of the International association for child and adolescent psychiatry and allied professions

Local Community Goals in Preventing Behaviral Disorders

Žganec, Nino
1998.
Kriminologiijai socijalna integracija

Children victims of war in the Republic of Croatia: Children’s war experiences and psychosocial program

Žganec, Nino ; Brajša-Žganec, Andreja
1997.
Competition and Solidarity

The consequences of war in children s behaviour

Žganec, Nino
1997.
VI European congress on child abuse and neglect

Children and youth as victims of war - experiences of war by children and psychosocial programms

Žganec, Nino ; Brajša-Žganec, Andreja
1997.
Europaeischen Kongress fuer personzentrierte Psychotherapie und Beratung

Is there a place for social workers in new croatian school?

Žganec, Nino
1996.
Ljetopis Studijskog centra socijalnog rada ...

Available social support and children war experience

Brajša-Žganec, Andreja ; Žganec, Nino
1994.
6th World Family therapy Conference