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Institute for Social Work and Social Policy

Dr. Svetlana Trbojevik

Full Professor

Prof. Dr. Svetlana Trbojevik was born in 1971 in Skopje. She graduated (1996) and received her master’s degree (2008) at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. In October 1996 she was employed at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje as a librarian-secretary, and in December 2005 she was elected as a junior assistant at the Institute for Social Work and Social Policy. Master’s degree on “The impact of multiculturalism on social work and social policy.” She defended her doctoral dissertation on “The Christian spiritual perspective as a determinant for the development of social policy and social work in Western democracies” in October 2010 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, earning the title of Doctor of Science in Social Policy and Social Work. She was elected assistant professor in April 2011, in October 2015 she was elected as associate professor, and in September 2020 she was elected as full professor.

She has been a head of the Institute for Social Work and Social Policy since September 2017. Visiting professor at the University of Nis from October 2016 onwards, where she teaches the theories of Social Work and Group Social Work. In the summer semester of 2019 she was a visiting professor at the East Bavarian University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany where she teaches the subject Social Work in an Intercultural Environment.

National expert in the working group for social policy and employment at the National Convention for the EU in the Republic of Macedonia from April, 2018 – September, 2019. Document Assessment Consultant for project award under the World Bank Municipal Services Improvement Project. January 2019-January 2021. Coordinator of the Ex-ante and ex-post research on the assessment of the benefits and impact of road rehabilitation on users (qualitative analysis) within the Road Upgrade and Development Project (PNRP) (qualitative user assessment) of the World Bank and Public Enterprise for State Roads. (January 2017-January 2021).

ЧShe has been a member of the Council of the NGO “Youth Challenge” since 1999 – until now. She is a member of the Licensing Commission at the Public Institution Institute for Social Activities from 2019-2024.

She is fluent in English and Serbian.

Research interests: assessments of the social impact of infrastructure investments on communities, community development, multiculturalism, poverty and social exclusion, and youth activism.

Prof. Dr. Svetlana Trbojevic is engaged in lectures and seminars of the courses:


Trbojevik S., The Need of Professional Social Work in Overcoming Social Problems and Social Exclusion of Children in the Process of Education, European Journal Of Social Sciences January – April 2019 Volume 2, Issue 1 European Social Sciences January – April 2019 Volume 2, Issue 1

Bogoevska, N., Trbojevik, S., Georgievska S. (2018). Financing of Social Services for Children in Macedonia, European Journal of Marketing and Economics

Bogoevska, N., Dimitrijoska S., Trbojevik, S., (2017). Additional support to children with obstacles in development, 2017, In: Review of Social Policy, Year 10, Vol. 13. Skopje: Faculty of Philosophy

Bornarova, S., Bogoevska, N., & Trbojevik, S. (2017). Changes in European Welfare State Regimes as a Response to Fertility Trends: Family Policy Perspective. European Journal of Social Sciences Education and Research September December 2017 No. 1 2017, Volume 11

Dimitrievska S., Trbojevik S., Bogoevska N., Ilievski V., (2016). “Provision of Health and Social Services for Drug Addicts in the Republic of Macedonia”, European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. Volume 1, No. 1, 2016 

Dimitrievska, S., Trbojevik S., Ilievski V., (2015). Demographic Aging of the Population of the social Protection System in the Republic of Macedonia, 2015, in European Journal of Social Sciences, Education and Research, Volume 5, No. 1, 2015, European Center for Science, Education and Research.

Trbojevik S., (2015). Multikulizmot vo socijalnata rabota i socijalnata politika, Skopje, Filozofski Fakultet

Bogoevska N., Trbojevik S., Donevska M., (2015). Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Republic of Macedonia: Policy Responses, Obstacles and Challenges. (Eds.)  Rita Cavallotti and Consuelo León editors of Book of proceedings from Family II International Conference on Family and Society, Barcelona 24-25 September 2014 

Bogoevska N., Trbojevik S., (2014). Multi-sectorial Collaboration in the Delivery of Social Services in the FYRoM, in Social Economics and Entrepreneurship, (ed) Patricia-Luciana, Runcan and Georgeta Raţă, Cambridge Scholars Publishing;

Trbojevik S., at al., (2013). GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE: Examples in social inclusion and labour market integration of vulnerable groups, Skopje: Fostering social inclusion and inclusive labour market;

Trbojevik S., at al., (2013). LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SOCIAL ECONOMY: Multi-sector collaboration of local stakeholders for integration of disadvantaged people in labour market, Skopje: Fostering Social Inclusion and Inclusive Labour Market European Union

Trbojevik S., (2013). Research on the knowledge, practices and attitudes related to tuberculosis among family’s beneficiaries of social assistance in the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, Hera;

Bogoevska N., Bornarova S., Trbojevik S., (2013). Pension System Reforms in the Republic of Macedonia: Expected Benefits and Challenges, in Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Special Issue, Vol. 2, No. 9, October 2013, (ed.) Paul Newman. Rome:  MCSER Publishing Rome-Italy 

Bornarova S., Bogoevska N., Trbojevik S., (2013). Social Protection System in Macedonia: Centralized Governance versus Decentralization, in Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Special Issue, Vol. 4, No. 11, October 2013, (ed.) Bidzina Savaneli. Rome:  MCSER Publishing Rome-Italy 

Bogoevska N., Trbojevik S., (2013). Foster Care protection of Children in the Republic of Macedonia: from policy to practice, 2013, Proceedings from the International Scientific-Research Conference “Improving the quality of life of children and young people”, Faculty for education and rehabilitation, University in Tuzla and Organization for support and creative development of children and youth

Trbojevik S., (2012). Decentralization of Social Protection in Macedonia, Skopje: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights  

Trbojevik S., Bogoevska N. (2011): Migration, Social Exclusion and Identity Issues of Macedonian Roma, in Two Homelands, Slovenian Migration Institute at the ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, 2011 pp. 137-146

Bornarova S., Trbojevik S., Donevska M., Bogoevska N. (2011): Baseline study on poverty and social exclusion in Macedonia: Local social problems and needs, Skopje: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights  

Donevska M., Trbojevik S. (2010) Program for implementation of the new form of social work: Street social worker, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy in cooperation with OSCE 

Donevska M., Bogoevska N., Trbojevik S., 2010. Research for establishing the reasons for Roma children’s irregular attendance of elementary education”. Skopje: FOSI Macedonia.

Trbojevik S. (2009). The Role of the NGO Sector in Empowering Roma Community in the Republic of Macedonia. In: Dada Maglajlic ed. Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Conference, School of Social Work Theory and Practice, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik.  

Donevska M. & Trbojevik S. (2009) Influence of the global financial institution (IMF, WB) on the development of welfare in Southern Europe and impact on social work, in: Vesna Leskošek, Theories and methods, Ljubljana, Fakultet za Socijalno Delo.  

Trbojevik S. (2009), The impact of informal education within the NGO sector on social inclusion of Roma community in the Republic of Macedonia (The case of Shuto Orizari), MAKEDONYA VE DİĞER BALKAN ÜLKELERİ BİLDİRİLERİ

Trbojevik S. (2009). The Impact of Multiculturalism on Social Work Practice and the Welfare State Reforms, Inter-University Center for Postgraduate Studies, The IUC Dubrovnik, Croatia School of SW Theory and Practice Content The IUC Journal issue no. 18. 

trbojevik S. (2007), Macedonian Civil Society as an Active Promoter of Interethnic Relations, in Ethnicity in Eastern Europe: A Challenge for Social Work Education, Daria Zavirsek [et. al], Ljubljana, Fakultet za Socijalno Delo. 

Trajkovska V., Bogoevska N., Trbojevik S., [at al.], (2006) Report: Institutional Assessment of the Responsiveness of Service Providers to violence against Children in Macedonia, UNICEF, Skopje

Trbojevik S. (2005), Concept of undeveloped regions (In:) “Social inclusion of children and youth”, Editors (Donevska M,. Kiranxiska S., Lazarevska S., eds.) – Skopje: Foundation for educational and cultural initiatives “Step by Step”.

Belevska D., Trajkov I., Trbojevik S. (2005), Study of the research results about the health insurance of Roma population in the Republic of Macedonia, Association for protection and support of children and families in risk “For happy childhood”-Skopje, Skopje 

Trbojevik S. (1999), New horizons in interethnic cooperation and tolerance through organized leisure activities of children, “Collection of Papers of the World Children’s Summit”- Skopje

Trbojevik S., Ph.D. Donevska M. (1997), Homelessness: basic terms and characteristics, “Social Review”, Journal of the Association of Sociologist in Republic of Macedonia, No. 4, 1997